This year TRADA ran its second National Student Design Competition called ‘Airspeed’
The Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA) is an international membership organisation dedicated to inspiring and informing best practice design, specification and use of wood in the built environment and related fields.
It provides independent, authoritative design and technical guidance through its website, on-line software, printed publications, e-books, and a telephone helpline.
This year TRADA ran its second National Student Design Competition called ‘Airspeed’. Students from schools of architecture & engineering have been working to design an aircraft hangar from timber for the Yorkshire Air Museum in the UK. The building had to be sympathetic to its surroundings and link to an existing hangar.
Commenting on the entries for the competition John Edmonds of the Yorkshire Air Museum said: “We were incredibly impressed by the quality of the submissions made for this competition. The range and diversity and the innovations that the students have come up with were of particular note. From these small acorns hopefully there will be larger timber solutions.”
Eventually a joint first prize was awarded to Johnson Enyenihi and Zaid Nachan of the University of Nottingham and Andreas Christodoulou from London South Bank University.
One of the competitors, Jack Wilkinson from Imperial College, London said: “Competitions like this give students a real world perspective on how to apply engineering or architecture. We can see how our course and study are applicable to the real world.”