Homes for Living

by | Oct 17, 2019 | #design

A new RIBA award aims to recognise creative and innovative approaches to multiple housing design across the UK

The Colville Estate, London, by Karakusevic Carson Architects with David Chipperfield Architects
Bold regeneration of a Hackney Council housing estate, designed and delivered in close engagement with residents, to provide 925 new homes in a neighbourhood of streets and open spaces.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for its first Neave Brown Award for Housing, celebrating residential developments that are innovative, creative and which successfully create highly desirable new communities in a diverse range of areas.

The award is named in honour of the late Neave Brown, a socially-motivated, modernist architect, best known for designing a series of celebrated London housing estates. In 2018, he was awarded the UK’s highest honour for architecture, the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture.

Goldsmith Street, Norwich, by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley
Large development of 105 highly energy-efficient homes for social rent, designed to Passivhaus standards for Norwich City Council.

The four housing developments in the running for the 2019 Neave Brown Award for Housing are:

  • Brentford Lock West Keelson Gardens, London, by Mae Architects;
  • Eddington Lot 1, Cambridge, by WilkinsonEyre with Mole Architects;
  • Goldsmith Street, Norwich, by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley;
  • The Colville Estate, London, by Karakusevic Carson Architects with David Chipperfield Architects.

RIBA President Ben Derbyshire said: “We urgently need to build new homes in the UK, but must ensure that they are sustainable and of the highest quality to meet the needs of current and future generations. This shortlist presents four exemplars – innovative, creative and highly desirable new communities in a diverse range of locations and situations. Each one addresses the challenge of housing affordability with impressive thought and innovative design – and are collectively a fitting homage to the legacy of the late, great Neave Brown.”

Eddington Lot 1, Cambridge, by WilkinsonEyre with Mole Architects
Designed for the University of Cambridge, this new residential quarter is a strong example of integrated urban design. Incorporating a variety of housing types including generous apartments, some wrapped around a new supermarket and integrated with a new doctor’s surgery.

To be considered for the award, projects needed to be a project of ten or more homes completed and occupied between November 2016 and February 2019, and one third of the housing needed to be affordable. The winner will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize ceremony next month.

Brentford Lock West Keelson Gardens, London, by Mae Architects
A thoughtful canalside development comprising six large apartment buildings, with distinctive saw-tooth roofs reflecting the site’s industrial past, linked with rows of four storey townhouses.

RIBA / architecture.com

Homes for Living

by | Oct 17, 2019 | #design

A new RIBA award aims to recognise creative and innovative approaches to multiple housing design across the UK

The Colville Estate, London, by Karakusevic Carson Architects with David Chipperfield Architects
Bold regeneration of a Hackney Council housing estate, designed and delivered in close engagement with residents, to provide 925 new homes in a neighbourhood of streets and open spaces.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for its first Neave Brown Award for Housing, celebrating residential developments that are innovative, creative and which successfully create highly desirable new communities in a diverse range of areas.

The award is named in honour of the late Neave Brown, a socially-motivated, modernist architect, best known for designing a series of celebrated London housing estates. In 2018, he was awarded the UK’s highest honour for architecture, the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture.

Goldsmith Street, Norwich, by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley
Large development of 105 highly energy-efficient homes for social rent, designed to Passivhaus standards for Norwich City Council.

The four housing developments in the running for the 2019 Neave Brown Award for Housing are:

  • Brentford Lock West Keelson Gardens, London, by Mae Architects;
  • Eddington Lot 1, Cambridge, by WilkinsonEyre with Mole Architects;
  • Goldsmith Street, Norwich, by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley;
  • The Colville Estate, London, by Karakusevic Carson Architects with David Chipperfield Architects.

RIBA President Ben Derbyshire said: “We urgently need to build new homes in the UK, but must ensure that they are sustainable and of the highest quality to meet the needs of current and future generations. This shortlist presents four exemplars – innovative, creative and highly desirable new communities in a diverse range of locations and situations. Each one addresses the challenge of housing affordability with impressive thought and innovative design – and are collectively a fitting homage to the legacy of the late, great Neave Brown.”

Eddington Lot 1, Cambridge, by WilkinsonEyre with Mole Architects
Designed for the University of Cambridge, this new residential quarter is a strong example of integrated urban design. Incorporating a variety of housing types including generous apartments, some wrapped around a new supermarket and integrated with a new doctor’s surgery.

To be considered for the award, projects needed to be a project of ten or more homes completed and occupied between November 2016 and February 2019, and one third of the housing needed to be affordable. The winner will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize ceremony next month.

Brentford Lock West Keelson Gardens, London, by Mae Architects
A thoughtful canalside development comprising six large apartment buildings, with distinctive saw-tooth roofs reflecting the site’s industrial past, linked with rows of four storey townhouses.

RIBA / architecture.com

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