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Many 2021 shortlisted graduates are looking at ways to make the experience of living in the city more interconnected, sustainable and enjoyable. Their projects are wide ranging in purpose: from reducing waste and developing more sustainable materials for the con-struction industry to supporting entrepreneurship and career development, from finding new solutions for sustainable mobility to building affordable technology to improve air quality on our roads. Together, these proposals will become the essential building blocks that will shape the metropolises of the future.

New earth material

New earth material

Construction

Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs(ULPGL)

Analysing soil to improve the quality of earth-based construction materials

Net Impact

Net Impact

Plastic waste reduction

University of Karachi

Transforming abandoned fishing nets into sustainable urban furniture

Neo Stone Age

Neo Stone Age

Biomaterials

Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

Transforming limescale waste from water softening processes into building material

Portable solution for temporary settlements

Portable solution for temporary settlements

Affordable housing

University of Karachi

Self built, affordable housing solution for migrating societies

PSYCH | Adaptable Micro-Transport

PSYCH | Adaptable Micro-Transport

Electric vehicles

Massey University

Adaptable electric vehicle tailored to the needs of the whole family

Ramel

Ramel

Urbanization

Architectural Association School of Architecture

Adapting desert sand to produce sustainable building materials

Reverso

Reverso

Sustainability

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design (Madrid)

A vehicle-mounted filtering device capturing road pollution

ROBOcOB

ROBOcOB

Construction

IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

Adaptive clay-based construction material using impact printing technology

shADe

shADe

Media servicing

Royal College of Art

Consumer information platform to help identify sustainable retailers

Submerging Stronghold

Submerging Stronghold

Repurposed infrastructure

University of Cambridge

A speculative architectural vision for a new floating city

Spotted

Spotted

Work quality

School of Visual Arts

A digital service to discover new creative freelance talent

SWAN ENERGY

SWAN ENERGY

Mobility

The University of Technology Sydney

Affordable service combining electric vehicle sharing and clean energy storage