REP undergraduate is runner up in Designing Buildings Wiki and BSRIA ideas competition
27 November 2017
Many congratulations to Aurora Barrett, a first year undergraduate student in Real Estate & Planning, who is one of 4 runners-up in Designing Buildings Wiki and BSRIA ideas competition.
The competition, which was open to students and professionals from all disciplines, sought original ideas for design solutions to the future trends that will affect the built environment.
Aurora proposed that buildings should have an energy self-sufficiency capability for emergency situations such as power cuts or electromagnetic pulses (EMPs). She was inspired by documentaries focusing on people in the US making their own sustainable residential properties with EMPs in mind.
According to Aurora: ‘I don’t think it would be unfeasible for this to be manifested in commercial space as well, at the same time making buildings more eco-friendly by managing their own resources and controlling their energy output.’