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Stage 3 students win NAS x NUAS design competition

Stage 3 students win NAS x NUAS design competition

10 February 2022

The NAS x NUAS design competition saw architecture students from both Newcastle University and Northumbria University respond to a design brief which focused on a site situated between the two Universities.

Under a theme of ‘wellbeing’, the students were asked to focus on one of five pillars (mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and social), think creatively and devleop a wellbeing intervention, installation or space for Newcastle’s Civic Centre Gardens.   

Judges reviewed each submission and awarded prizes to the top five entries. Given the exceptionally high standard of entries this year, even after much deliberation, the judges couldn’t decide upon a single overall winner and instead chose to jointly awarded first place to two teams, both from Newcastle University.

First place was jointly awarded to Stage 5 students Tinnie Ma, Jesssica Cheng and Matt Tan for their "Liberate" project and to Stage 3 students Sam Barker and Beth Sprigg who designed a city dining table in response to the fifth pillar, social welfare.

Their entry stated:

“The dining room table is often referred to as the heart of the home, a place for people to come together and socialise. Our project addresses these same issues through the implementation of a ‘city dining table’, a space for community driven eating and sharing in conversation over food with an integrated space for community driven food production. The structural form of the pavilion both references the verticality of the Civic Centre façade and trees around as well as opening out towards both the Civic Centre and St Thomas’ Church, inviting the city in while also shrinking down in scale to make the dining experience more intimate.”

Our huge congratulations go to Sam and Beth, their submission can be seen below: