Design Challenge

Geo Promotion is working together with the faculty to organize the 2024 FSS Design Challenge! An opportunity to work on a real-life case and develop your design skills and visionary thinking together with experts.

Most important info

Friday June 21st – Geo Promotion Information Boost day (open to all staff and students)
Monday June 24th – Day 1 Design Challenge
Tuesday June 25th – Day 2 Design Challenge
Wednesday June 26th – Day 3 Design Challenge
Thursday June 27th – Day 4 Design Challenge (Final presentations and prize!)

Groningen (Information Boost Day)
Zwolle (Design Challenge)

Sign up

Can’t wait to participate? Gather a team of three, and send your motivation, cell phone number, and a selfie to Or fill out this google forms: //
Don’t have a team of three but still want to join? Fill out the google forms and select ‘Individual’. We will do our best to find you a team!

Full description

We are excited to inform you that the FSS Design Challenge will take place from June 24th to June 27th, 2024 in Zwolle! This year’s theme revolves around housing densification in suburban areas in Zwolle, with a particular emphasis on preserving their rural heritage. Five teams of three students will have the opportunity to showcase and develop their design skills and visionary thinking. Propose the best design and win €500 with your team!

You will be accompanied by design experts working on projects related to these topics, as well as academics and your fellow students. To adequately prepare you for the task, Geo Promotion is organizing an Information Boost Day on June 21st in Groningen! This event is mandatory for all Design Challenge participants but is open to anyone interested. For one afternoon, we will delve into discussions about housing densification in suburban areas and reflect on the opportunities and challenges it presents.

You and your team will be staying at Buitenplaats de Luwte in Zwolle from June 24th-27th.