PHA Consult Director Edward Garrod was invited to judge the annual AIA London Chapter Student Design Charrette held at the AA School of Architecture in Bedford Squeare, London. The jury was completed by journalist and critic Paul Finch OBE, and Wade Scaramucci from architects AHMM.
The brief for this one day, CAD-free event was to create a mixed-use development that used the three acre site of the former Middlesex Hospital near Goodge Street, retaining its listed chapel and giving sustainability the greatest consideration. First prize was awarded to a team of students from Sheffield University whose scheme focused on social sustainability and looked at the rehabilitation of ex-convicts through the use of slow food that provided a mixture of residential and community areas on the site for the growth, use and nurture of food.
The Jury (left) and the winning team of University of Sheffield architecture students (right)