The Bartlett School of Planning


BSP students Win the Design Future London Challenge

20 July 2022

On 5th July 2022 Sadiq Khan awarded BSP students the first and runners up prize in the Design Future London Challenge.

Team Urbanlett with Sadiq Khan
(Pictured above are the winners with Mayor of London)


About the competition

    The challenge asked young people to design an innovative and inspirational green home and masterplan for a neighbourhood in the Royal Docks. They needed to meet the changing needs of future generations of Londoners, including promoting wellbeing, quality of life and healthy living and building a better London for everyone.

    12 finalists in three age groups presented their designs to a panel of architecture, planning and construction experts at City Hall. You can see the full list of finalists on the MOBIE blog post.

    I have been overwhelmed by the quality of entries to the Design Future London challenge.

    This challenge has encouraged talented young Londoners to showcase their ideas on how we can shape the future of our great city - from the types of housing and the transport links we need, AND what our public areas and open spaces should look like, to how we plan for future climate challenges.

    I congratulate all the finalists on their inspirational designs. The future of architecture and design in our city is in safe hands.

    -Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

    About the winning team

    The BSP team 'Urbanlett' won the prize in the 19 – 24+ years old category. Their project, Echo Village, has a mix of uses and unique opportunities for living in flexible apartment types to suit families using sustainable materials.

    Congratulations to the team members:

    • Tiffany Hui
    • Natalie Chu
    • Samantha Chuang
    • Sandy Ng
    • Josie Cheng

    They received a book prize, and a day of work experience with project supporters Grimshaw architects and Lendlease.

    About the runners up

    Team – Dim Sum Duo

    • Emily Cheung
    • Sheryl Kwan

    Winners and runners up
    The winners and runners up pictured above.