School children compete to design MK of the future
Budding young architects, town planners and artists from across MK have been recognised for their innovative ideas in a competition organised by MKDP. Future:CMK challenged students to propose the buildings and facilities they would like to see in Central Milton Keynes in the future.
MKDP chief executive Charles Macdonald awarded prizes to the seven winners who could choose between presenting their ideas in writing, as a piece of art or as models.
He said: “It’s been a really interesting insight into the thoughts of MK’s future generation. We were all impressed by the creativity and work that had gone into many of the entries and had a really tough job deciding who the winners should be. We are extremely grateful to the teachers who inspired their pupils to get involved in thinking about the future of their city.”
The competition attracted a wide range of suggestions including calls for new transportation systems, more family friendly attractions and entertainment venues, futuristic buildings and the introduction of new technologies to improve sustainability, communications and entertainment.
The category winners were:
Writer: William Friday, Denbigh School, Mohammed Ali, Walton High School and James Gerring, Denbigh School
Art & Design: Cameron Cresswell, Denbigh School, Tate Kiveal, Webber Independent School
Model: Jaclyn Moorhouse, Walton High School and Jacob Godfrey-Morgan, Denbigh School
The overall champion who won £2,000 for her school was Jaclyn Moorhouse.
The winning entries will be displayed in Milton Keynes library as part of the MK50 Showcase event that is taking place from January 18th to February 22nd.