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2024 ENTRY NOW OPEN

Housing Design Awards 2024 entry now open

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2023 Winners

2023

Completed

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A House For Artists

Location: Manor Castle

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2023

Completed

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Arcus Road

Location: Edgware Road

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2023

Completed

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Bream Street

Location: Perry Barr

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2023

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Crusader Works

Location: Torquay

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2023

Project

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Custom House Kickstart

Location: Salford

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Farmstead Road

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2023

Completed

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Kings College Stephen Taylor Court

Location: West Ham

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Completed

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Moorland Road

Location: Croydon

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2023

Completed

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New Lodge Community

Location: Braintree

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Ordnance Lane

Location: Wembley Park

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Par 3

Location: Merton

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2023

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Park Hill Phase 2

Location: Bordon

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Rowcroft Hospice

Location: Kings Cross

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About The Awards

The Housing Design Awards’ original purpose was to explain what residents think about innovative design and whether it can be replicated.

This continues 75 years later.

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The only Awards promoted by all 3 major professional institutions – RICS, RIBA, RTPI.

CROSS DISCIPLINARY PANEL

National experts in every field, from planning to biodiversity, urban design to low carbon.

EXPOSURE AND INVESTMENT

Entry income is spent on sending the judges out to see the entries, then on showcasing the best ideas though the website to support better procurement.

The Judges

People from every field who have dedicated their lives to improving new residential development make up the judging panel.

Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts

Good Design is responsive to its context, in both form and function, and gives people joy. The best designs have elements that are translatable and reusable, through time and place; they provide innovation and learning. They create ‘people places’.

Dr Gemma Jerome

Dr Gemma Jerome

Good Design is resilient to change and uncertainty. I want to see places which allow people and wildlife to flourish together, now and long into the future.

Sarah Allan

Sarah Allan

Good design is …
built to last, environmentally friendly, fit for purpose, beautiful and innovative

Sarah Birt

Sarah Birt

Good design is where places make people feel happy to be, and supports people to live, socialise and relax as they choose, in safe and adaptable environments.

Amy Burbidge

Amy Burbidge

Good design is considering how places will function for the people that will use them, making it easy and pleasant to walk to school, providing somewhere peaceful and shaded to chat to neighbours, or thinking about how to make it easy to get the bins in and out.

Lisa Jackson MA, BSc MRTPI

Lisa Jackson MA, BSc MRTPI

Good design will create a positive response for the recipient, sometimes without consciously knowing it

Richard Williams

Richard Williams

Environmentally inclusive – utilising the natural elements and materials to its’ surroundings. Maximising natural elements – e.g. Natural Daylight & Fresh Air
Flexibility & Adaptability – have the foresight to adapt the building for multiple uses in the future. Sustainability is utilising existing building stock, rather than demolishing and rebuilding.
Hearts & Minds – Ensuring the building meets the requirements for its’ occupants – People make places.

Dav Bansal

Dav Bansal

Good design is a combination of clear thinking and a strong narrative from the outset, underpinning what is most important for the place and the communities who will be affected by it

David Birkbeck

David Birkbeck

Don’t ever underestimate the value of daylighting, a view (ideally verdant), ample storage

Jane Briginshaw

Jane Briginshaw

Good design means valuing people and making great places for them.

Dr Louise Brooke-Smith OBE, FRICS, MRTPI

Dr Louise Brooke-Smith OBE, FRICS, MRTPI

An intelligent and clever treatment of the built environment that allows me to enjoy my surroundings, whether it's the home I share with my family, or the office I share with my colleagues or the spaces where I spend my spare time

Gareth Capner

Gareth Capner

Good design is all about responding to and, in turn, improving context

Mehban Chowdery

Mehban Chowdery

Good design is

Esther Kurland

Esther Kurland

What is good design? It's how places relate to people, and because of this the definition does not change, nothing much change. As Vitruvius, the ancient roman said, good design is about ensuring places work well, last and look good

Michael Lowndes

Michael Lowndes

For me good housing design is about responding to context and making great places

Kevin McGeough

Kevin McGeough

Good housing design should promote homes which foster opportunities to enjoy a high quality of life for their residents whilst also making a significant contribution to creating great places, encouraging interesting and vibrant streetscapes

Andrew Ogorzalek

Andrew Ogorzalek

Good design should be simple, honest and efficient, resulting in buildings that offer contemporary living for today and adaptable homes for tomorrow

David Roberts

David Roberts

Good design demonstrates a deep understanding of locality, creating specialness, identity and enjoyment of the place by residents and neighbours

John Slaughter

John Slaughter

Good design is

Lynne Sullivan OBE

Lynne Sullivan OBE

Following a peripatetic childhood, I was driven to devote my architectural career to creating places and buildings which embody the Vitruvian principles of practicality, resilience and beauty - now acknowledged by the United Nations as being key principles of sustainable development - and qualities which should be present in good design

Atam Verdi

Atam Verdi

Good design qualities are those where aesthetic and function combine well; can be replicated and have longetivity.

Commercial Partner

"VELUX was founded on a similar principle to these awards – to create healthier indoor climates to improve the health of occupants – and so it is a great privilege to join with the Awards in partnership."

Throughout our 75-year history, our passion has been bringing healthy indoor environments using daylight and fresh air, and at the heart of this are homes which are well designed with the end-user in mind. These awards promote all that is good about housing design."

Neil Freshwater, VELUX.

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