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Kingston green group offers cash prize for the best eco-architecture ideas
3:00pm Friday 20th September 2013 in News
Kingston Environment Centre is calling architects and wannabe architects alike to pitch their ideas on revamping its new home, writes Sam Petherick.
Cash prizes totalling £500 are on offer in three age groups – up to 10, 11 to 18, and over 19 – to plans that go beyond solar panels, beehives and planters.
The competition’s mantra is the more imaginative the better – as long as the actual building remains intact.
The centre, which recently moved to the former Fountain youth centre in New Malden from its long stint in the Fairfield, is looking for a new colour scheme, new facilities and new signs.
It aims to offer green living advice on issues like eco-building, permaculture and recycling.
It also has Kingston Green Radio on the airwaves dishing out green discussions and music from the site.
Competition judge, Dave Wareham, who studied architecture at Kingston University, said: “The centre is a community resource and it would be good to hear what people think of the current state of it and what they want from it.
“It’s a new centre, so hopefully the competition will allow us to tailor it more to the user.”
Visit kingstoneco.org.uk/competition to download an entry form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for entries is October 5.
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