Imagine50 competition

Brunel’s 50th anniversary design competition

At the start of Brunel’s 50th anniversary celebrations in October 2016, we launched a competition to design a new permanent installation on campus, something that will celebrate our first fifty years and stand proud for the next fifty.

Dozens of designs were submitted for the competition from students, staff and alumni. From these a long list of just under 30 was selected and voted on by a panel drawn from across the university. From this a shortlist of five was selected for further consideration, and the final two were chosen to go to the public vote.

Perhaps fittingly, given Brunel’s impressive reputation for design, both of the final designs were created by teams made up of students from our Digital Design and Branding courses.

Hundreds of people vote and the winning design was ‘Connect’

‘Connect’ ‘Developing’


Connect (click for full-size)


Developing (click for full-size)

Lead: Maria Celina Gallo
Huda Al-Nabhan
Abdurrahman Ozdemir
Ghinwa Sbiai
Yiqing Zheng

Shiyao Wang
Xinrui Zhang
Junhao Cheng
Tochukwa Chukwu


The final sculpture, inspired by the winning design, was unveiled on the 21 September.


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