The Mail on Sunday British Homes Awards 2007 sponsored by NHBC, invites submissions for a single stage open design competition for visionary eco-sensitive designs for a mainstream house- type. Architects are encouraged to embrace innovative products and concepts while ensuring their submission is buildable and repeatable and compliant with NHBC standards. The winning scheme will be built as a prototype on the BRE Innovation Park at Garston.
Because 27% of carbon emissions are produced by Britain's housing stock The British Homes Awards, acting as a catalyst to homebuilders to reconsider their mainstream house- type, will provide an opportunity for architectural practices to showcase their design capabilities. As the competition brief will encourage architects to embrace innovative products, it is expected that the more imaginative design submissions will form the blueprint for the UK's future housing stock.
It is the intention of the BRE to build the winning design on the Innovation Park at Garston probably in partnership with one of Britain's leading house builders. The house will be evaluated as a prototype house type for key high-density new build sites such as Thames Gateway and the Olympic village. It will also be used for guided tours and will form part of BRE's training and education programme for removal after a two-year lease period
A short-list of up to 12 designs will be selected from the open first stage and will be published in The Mail on Sunday in order that their readership can vote collectively for the winning design. The schemes will be published with the designs accredited to the architect(s). The scheme that receives the most votes will be declared the winner of the competition.
Architects are encouraged to embrace innovative products and concepts while ensuring their submission is buildable and repeatable and compliant with NHBC standards.
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In general the design should consider the following key aspects:
Specific design issues for consideration are:
The competition is open to all UK registered Architects. Individual or team entries are encouraged and the participation of recently qualified Architects is particularly welcomed.
No member or employee of the promoting body nor the assessors nor any partner, associate or employee of them shall be eligible to compete or assist a competitor.
The following assessors have been appointed to adjudicate on submissions made and to select a shortlist of up to 12 deliverable designs: Michael Manser (Chairman) assisted by: Robert Adam Amanda Baillieu Dr Peter Bonfield Kevin Brennan Catherine Burd Paul Hyett David Pretty Sebastian O'Kelly Anna Scothern Neil Smith In the event of an assessor being unable to contine to act through illness or any other cause, the promoter will appoint another assessor.
First Prize: £5000
The Programme, which may be subject to variation, is: Brief available January 19 2007 Submissions by March 16 2007 First stage Assessment March 29 2007 Shortlist published April 15 2007 Public Exhibition of short-listed schemes THINK, ExCel May 1-3 2007 Final decision (votes counted) May 11 2007 Result announced May 31 2007 Schemes published June 3 2007
No questions will be asked and none will be answered
Method The design of each competitor is to be contained in a single package and is to be sent, carriage paid, addressed to Mike Gazzard, British Homes Awards, Fairway House, Clandon Regis, Epsom Road, West Clandon, Surrey GU4 7TT and clearly marked 'Home for the Future to arrive not later than Friday March 16 2007. Competitors are advised that late entries will be disqualified. Competitors requiring proof of delivery should enclose in their package a stamped, sealed self-addressed envelope. This will be posted upon receipt of submission.
Confirm the name and address of your practice and ARB number A successful competitor must be able to satisfy the assessors that he/she is the bona fide author of the design he/she has submitted and that he/she is registered on the ARB. Competitors should retain copies of the designs submitted.
A design shall be excluded from the competition:
Competitors should submit their design proposals on a maximum of three A1 lightweight boards, with a short typewritten accompanying report of up to 750 words explaining how the design works, technologies and construction materials used and confirmation of eco savings etc The CGI images presented on the boards should be included on a CD for public presentation within The Mail on Sunday, Building Design, at Excel, The Judges' Report and The Design Portfolio and other appropriate media/events and on their preferred websites. No models will be required.
The ownership of copyright in the work of all competitors will be in accordance with the Copyright and Patent Act 1988.
To enable the selection process each entrant authorises Tee to Green Marketing (The Promoter) to present the entries in whatever medium and at such time or place that is considered appropriate but the Promoter will not be liable for any claims made against it resulting from any such viewing or publication. The Promoter will communicate individually with each of the short-listed competitors prior to publishing the schemes. The Awards will be announced on May 31st at which time the winner will be advised.
All the designs will be retained by the promoter for the purposes of exhibition, and publicity and illustration. The promoter may publish illustrations of any design, either separately or together with other designs with or without explanatory text. The short-listed schemes will be featured within The Mail on Sunday to allow their readership the opportunity to vote for a winning design. These schemes will also be featured in Building Design and on their nominated website The eventual winner will receive further publicity in both publications and all other schemes will be featured in a dedicated publication documenting the competition process. In addition the short-listed designs are be showcased on a dedicated stand at THINK (ExCel May 1-3 2007)
The author of the design placed first by the readership of The Mail on Sunday (selected from theshortlist agreed by the Jury Panel) will be appointed as the architect for the work.
It is the intention of BRE to commission the author of the design placed first to build the winning design on the BRE Innovation Park at Garston.
The Competition is being administered by Tee to Green Marketing Limited to whom any enquiries relating to the general conditions of this competition should be addressed. (email email@example.com)
The registration fee is £35 exc VAT for each design submission. Cheques, to accompany each entry, should be made out to Tee to Green Marketing Limited.
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