Primary school children from across the Liverpool City Region now have more time to enter a competition exploring how we should respond to environmental issues in our towns, cities and communities by designing a House fit for the Future.

The deadline for the Design a House competition, organised by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, has been extended, and pupils in years 5 and 6 now have until late November to come up with exciting ideas for our future homes with the chance to win prizes for themselves and their schools.

The children will be encouraged to choose how they would like their spaces to feel, different types of materials and how they could be environmentally friendly before transforming these ideas into a choice of visual work, 3D models, or both, to communicate their house designs and vision.

Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram said:

“These young people are the next generation of decision-makers. And their ideas will hopefully show us all how to take action to ensure a greener future. When I was elected I promised to reduce the impact we make on our environment, we are already working on becoming Zero Carbon by 2040 and have the Green Investment Fund up and running, but it’s important to listen to those with responsibility for what we leave behind and I’m looking forward to seeing the ideas that our future generation come up with.”

The competition will be judged by Steve Rotheram, Architect Paul Monaghan who is the Liverpool City Region Design Champion, Barbara Spicer CBE, the Chief Executive of Plus Dane Housing Group and the Metro Mayor’s Housing Advisor, along with Danielle Gillespie, Director of Homes England and Mairi Johnson, the Director of Estates at National Museums Liverpool.

The House of the Future competition is open to primary schools across Liverpool City Region, which includes Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St. Helens and Wirral.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners and the overall winner will have their design worked up into a professional architect’s drawing by Owen Ellis Architects. RIBA North Bookshop have generously provided a selection of architecture and design books for the schools of the winning children. All the judge’s selections will be exhibited in a central Liverpool location.

The competition closes on 29th November 2019 and all the judge’s selections will be exhibited in central Liverpool in early 2020.

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