FutureTown Design Competition Shortlist Unveiled: Vote Here!

Voting is now open to select the winner of the FutureTown Design Competition 2019. See shortlist and vote below! 

Now in its fifth year, the FutureTown Design Competition is aimed at stimulating conversations, provoking ideas and encouraging new approaches to highlight what our towns could look like now and in the future. The FTDC is organised by national towns agency Scotland’s Towns Partnership, and Threesixty Architecture are competition partners for 2019. 

Entries have been shortlisted by an expert panel composed of Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Threesixty Architecture. Voting will run through Scotland's Towns Week, and closes 9am on Monday 25th November. 

The winning entry, decided by the public vote, is showcased at our annual Towns Tea Party event, with the entrant invited to present their idea to an audience of policy-makers and those from across sectors involved in supporting towns.



Alloa: Living Alloa

Crail: The Jewel of the East Neuk

Castle Terrace (Edinburgh): From Parking Space to Public Space

Dennistoun (Glasgow): Retro-Fitting an Urban Green Space

Inverness: Coisich-nis

Inverness High Street

Kirkintilloch's Giant Phone Box

Milngavie: The Walking and Cycling Town


Vote Here! 


More Information about the FutureTown Design Competition

What changes would you like to see in your town or city neighbourhood? How could your local place be adapted or transformed for the benefit of this and future generations?

Organised by national towns agency Scotland’s Towns Partnership in partnership with Threesixty Architecture, the FutureTown Design Competition is aimed at stimulating conversations, provoking ideas and encouraging new approaches to highlight what our towns could look like now and in the future. 

Now in its fifth year, the FTDC showcases a rich variety of innovative yet practical ideas promoting positive change in areas such as the local environment, the public realm and accessibility, low carbon and sustainable living, digital technologies, tourism, arts and culture, history and heritage, health and well-being, and much more.

FTDC 2019 was launched on Wednesday 19 June at the Scotland's Towns Tea Party in Edinburgh by competition partners Scotland's Towns Partnership and Threesixty Architecture, and last year's winners Team Hamish.

Phil Prentice, Chief Officer of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, stated:

“This competition is a great opportunity for individuals and organisations to test and showcase their ideas for their town or community on a national stage. I’d strongly encourage anyone with a vision for their place to submit their ideas, no matter at what stage of development.

Now in its fifth year, this competition continues to highlight how much grassroots creativity and potential exists for initiatives that contribute to wellbeing, inclusion, prosperity and environmental sustainability in our towns and city districts. In the face of demographic, technological and economic change, communities are able to showcase forward-thinking ideas and projects which point to how our town centres can be thriving places to live, work and socialise in for many years to come”.

Alan Anthony, Managing Director of Threesixty Architecture, said:

"Threesixty Architecture are passionate about making places better and are focussed on town centre regeneration. We are delighted to support this year’s FutureTown Design Competition and look forward to receiving a variety of inspiring ideas for the country’s towns and city neighbourhoods. We wish all of this year’s entrants the best of luck!"

Samuel Hey, of 2018 competition winners Team Hamish, said:

“We were absolutely delighted and honoured to win the FutureTown Design Competition with our ideas for #TeamHamish. This is particularly touching, as we were chosen by public vote, and this has crystallised our determination to move forward with confidence and deliver Our Vision for Nairn for the benefit of its Community and visitors.”.


Past Winners of the FutureTown Design Competition

Please click on the links below to see the shortlists and winning entries for past FutureTown Design Competitions. 

2018 - Vision for Nairn (Team Hamish)

2017 - Paisley Baker Street (Paisley Community Trust)

2016 - Fort William Waterfront (Fort William Town Team)

2015 - Inverurie Town Centre Proposal (William Lippe Architects)

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