Blueprint Challenge: A Future High Street

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Blueprint Challenge: A Future High Street     


Congratulations to all the students who took part in Blueprint Challenge: A Future Highstreet 2023!  


About TechFest’s Blueprint Challenge: A Future High Street Competition

The city High street plays a unique and fundamental role in today's society. More than just a place to shop, the high street is also an area of cultural, social and economic importance. However, it is a sad fact that most high streets are poorly equipped to address the threats that urbanisation places on natural resources, ecosystems and the climate. If left unchecked, this places a very real threat on our overall wellbeing and the future of our planet. We must work together as champions of nature to create urban spaces that work for both people and the planet in order to ensure their long-term viability.

Imagine a high street where buying your favorite products leads to more nature, not less, where natural wealth is celebrated and economy thrives, where the air you breath is pure and fresh, and birdsong no longer competes with traffic.

For the Blueprint Challenge: A Future High Street project, TechFest, supported by Bluewater, challenged S3 - S6 students to design a high street and create a space that allows society to thrive whilst simultaneously celebrating the natural world.

This project spans a range of different disciplines (engineering, architecture, art and design, health and wellbeing, etc.), and as such we recommended that students create diverse teams showcasing different skill sets. By bringing energy, technology and nature together there is the opportunity to create a high street that employs innovative technologies and mechanisms in the drive towards net-zero, nature-positive urban areas.  


2023 competition winners


1st place: Las Chicas team from Oldmachar Academy, Aberdeen

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2nd place: CBGKS team from Mearns Academy, Laurencekirk

The Creativity Award went to: Streets Revive Team from Morgan Academy, Dundee

Highly Commended nomination: OLSP LfS, Our Lady & St Patrick's High School, Dumbarton


Congratulations to all the winners!



For any queries related to this project, please contact Gabija Blazyte at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 




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