71st Housing Design Awards Opens

Fri 25 Jan 2019
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A message from the chair Gareth Capner: ‘With design high on the agenda for minister Kit Malthouse, let’s make this another cracking Housing Design Awards ’

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The Housing Design Awards is a unique partnership between Government, its agencies and all major built rofessions and their professional institutes. The 20 judges represent architecture, planning, surveying, development, insurance, research and include key personnel from funders, such as Homes England and the GLA, plus the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Together they search out submissions that are both innovative and replicable.

The awards programme shortlists dozens of 'Projects' once they have planning approval but before they are completed and occupied. This reflects the awards focus on finding the latest ideas for emerging markets, such as the Private Rented Sector. Custom Build, OSM and the search for liveable higher density. Some of these schemes will not be written up in the professional journals for years but their innovation needs to be promoted now. There are also awards for Completed developments and the judges visit a shortlist of up to 50 in April and May, those judged the best later becoming the subject of films where residents and the development teams behind the developments explain what has worked well.

This will be the 71st year of the Awards. The website showing 1000s of previous winners is the largest such resource in the world.


Cover image: Housing Design Awards

Until next week. Please make sure to send in your ideas to info@designnetwork.org.uk
Author: Jane Briginshaw, Design England

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