DARC announce winners of their ‘EGGcellent Innovative Structures Competition’

During the latest enhancement week, Kent School of Architecture and Planning’s (KSAP) Digital Architecture Research Centre (DARC) ran an ideas competition for innovative and imaginative egg-stravagent structural ideas, which was open to all KSAP students. The aim of the competition was to explore possible structural design strategies, and what geometrical opportunities might be possible for an egg.

The DARC team are pleased to announce the two co-winners of the competition: Hasin Zahin and Mohammed Mohammed Fawaz, both MSc Bio Digital Architecture students.

When asked about the decision behind the winning entry, Director of Digital Architecture, Dr Tim Ireland, said, “All the shortlisted designs were tested robustly. The reason for designs being chosen is because they best met the two design criteria of the competition brief, that a) the design was structurally robust (high strength) and was also n innovative structure to encase the egg.

Hasin and Fawaz will receive a 3D print of their winning model. The DARC team were impressed by their submissions, and not only congratulate them both but are extending an invite to join them in a research project, in which the DARC team are developing an innovative structural proposal for a competition they are working on. The DARC team welcome both Hasin and Fawaz to participate and contribute, and hope that being part of the competition team will be a fun extension of their studies.”