The Mail on Sunday British Homes Awards 2008 sponsored by VELUX and in partnership with the National Centre for Excellence in Housing, British Interior Design Association (BIDA) THINK08 and Crest Nicholson, invite submissions for a single stage open design competition from an architectural practice for the most innovative exterior and interior design of a home that addresses future lifestyle requirements, whilst at the same time demonstrating attention to environmental and resource issues.
This competition is based upon an internal design brief developed by Crest Nicholson PLC which is presented at www.crestnicholson.com/lifestylehome as a benchmark template to infl uence and inspire the entrants design vision. The winning scheme will be built by the company at an appropriate site England.
The development industry has over the last 5 years produced ever increasing volumes of apartments at the expense of medium/high density housing.
If we are to create truly sustainable environments, developers and architects must be encouraged to design mixed communities where families, couples and singles can live in harmony.
You are invited to design a home which has the capability to be altered
and extended to meet the occupants’ changing lifestyle needs, without
the need to extend the plot size.
This competition will challenge the UK’s architects, urban and interior designers to rethink not only the construction and design sites alongside that of the individual homes, but also that of the internal space requirements.
It is the intention of Crest Nicholson to build the winning design at an appropriate site within England - initially as a stand alone unit and possibly in multiples thereafter. The house may also be inhabited for a certain timeframe with the behavioural patterns and practice of its occupants evaluated for research initiatives.
A short-list of up to 10 designs will be selected from the open fi rst stage and will be published in The Mail on Sunday in order that the 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.
In the drive towards low and zero carbon housing many organisations are focusing on improving the building fabric. This competition will move the agenda forward by challenging the UK’s architects and interior designers to rethink not only the construction and design of individual homes, but also that of the internal space requirements, white good and amenity provision: A sustainable home for life. In the process it will also task designers to rethink the way communities are created to allow occupants to live more sustainable lives more easily while maintaining a 21st Century lifestyle.
Type of House
Method of Construction
*For more information visit http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/england/professionals/en/1115314116927.html
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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