UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


EDE students selected for the ‘Sustainable Homes Challenge 2020’

12 March 2020

Environmental Design and Engineering students Yahia Kheder and Marti Riera Rovira have been selected for the ‘Sustainable Homes Challenge 2020’.

Wooden house with grass roof

The Sustainable Homes Challenge is a multidisciplinary competition involving students from around the world. The 30 selected students participate in a five month challenge which aims to develop innovative solutions to the problem of providing sustainable, healthy and affordable homes.

The challenge is operated by the University Of Wollongong’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre and funded by McKinnon Walker Trust. This year’s challenge ‘Homes from waste’ is focused on the world’s waste problem, in particular, using waste-derived material to build sustainable and liveable homes.

Participants are placed in teams, and over five months create a design proposal for the construction of a home that includes innovative components made from available waste-derived materials. At the end of the challenge, teams come together for a special finale week at the University of Wollongong in Australia.

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