Waugh Thistleton Architects

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WTA’s Kieran Walker joined the judging panel for this years TRADA university challenge. The winning team designed “healthy” multi-storey student accommodation from timber.

As per TRADAs press release for the event:

"The multidisciplinary team of six that aced this year's TRADA University Challenge ignored the convention of the red line boundary and changed the arrangement of buildings around the site. Their innovative approach led to a design that combined post and beam with a modular volumetric structure. Slotted and stacked into four frames of differing heights, which maximised sunlight, the ‘CLT room pods insulated with wood-fibre’ are accessed through the communal central areas, adding to student community engagement. Each studio room included a shower room and a study area with external windowed views. Communal areas at both roof and ground level encourage further interaction. Total costs were estimated at £33 million with an 18-month program."

For more information about TRADA University Challenge please visit TRADAs website.