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MK:U International Design Competition Shortlist - 28/03/19

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We are in one of the five teams shortlisted in the MK:U International Design Competition, chosen to create masterplan and concept designs for a new model university on a prominent 10-hectare site in the Oxford to Cambridge innovation arc.

“Drawing on over 25 years of experience working with and teaching at some of the most renowned global universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Harvard and Princeton, our team is well placed to deliver a completely new model for future university design. Led by Hopkins Architects, we have a history of collaboration on prestigious projects such as the London 2012 Olympics and the Dubai 2020 Expo.

MK:U will transform the approach to education and knowledge development, blurring the boundaries between learning and enterprise. The focus on digital skills not only positions MK as part of the technology arc, but also provides opportunities to test technologies within the fabric of the city to support sustainable growth.

This unique opportunity provides an important civic function that builds on MK’s culture of innovation, contributes to its evolving identity and acts as a catalyst to the renaissance of the city centre.. [.. full press release] ”

Congratulations to our fellow teammates Hopkins Architects Prior+Partners Atelier Ten and Gross.Max and good luck for the next stage!

 

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