The International Concrete Design Competition is a biennial competition for students of architecture and design related disciplines. It is organized by a consortium of European cement and concrete associations and is open to students registered in a 3rd level educational institute in one of the participating countries. The competition is now entering its 8th cycle which will be hosted by Belgium. The competition is funded in Ireland by Cement Manufacturers Ireland (CMI).
The Concrete Design Competition aims to promote innovative design attitudes related to the use of concrete as a material and a technology. It is characterised by its format; each competition cycle is framed by a theme designating a specific property of concrete. Nationally chosen laureates will be invited to participate in an international Master Class in August 2018 in Brussels. This Master Class will continue the investigation of the theme.
Cycle 8 of the competition formally launches at the start of the academic year in September 2017. The theme for 2017/2018 is “TACTILITY”. For further details on the competition see www.concretedesigncompetition.com.