Design challenge competition for students

Design Sprint 2021 – Blockupy is a service design challenge competition related to urban spaces and development. The event is an intensive two-day workshop from briefing to judging during the Lahti Green Design Week in May.

This year’s design challenge is related to the utilization of empty commercial spaces and is provided by the Lahti – European Green Capital 2021 -project. The competition is facilitated by Sitowise, the smart city company.

The competition is open for students in various design related fields. We encourage multidisciplinary teams (i.e. design, business, architecture, landscape architecture, mobility, technology). A team may consist of students from different schools. Team size is limited to maximum four students each and six teams in total may participate in the competition. The participating teams are selected based on applications.

The competition will be arranged either by Teams or other long-distance application or at a later specified location in Lahti city, if the Covid-19 situation allows it.

The winning team will receive a prize of 1000€

A special prize of 400€ will be awarded to another team based on the judging process

Application time: 18 April 2021

Competition time: 3- 4 May 2021

Additional information and applying on the competition website: