Tomorrow's Garden City: An International Housing Design Competition
International, open, anonymous, 2-stage, RfP
Letchworth Garden City, UK
31 May 2007 - Registration Deadline
31 May 2007 - Submission Deadline
SPONSORS: Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation and North Hertfordshire Homes
TYPE: International, open, anonymous, 2-stage, RfP
LOCATION: Letchworth Garden City, UK
28 Feb 2007 - Inquiries deadline
31 May 2007 - Submission deadline
25 Jun 2007 - Initial assessment
18 Jul 2007 - Final assessment and prize giving ceremony
19 Jul 2007 - Results announced
ELIGIBILITY: architects, property and built environment professionals and students of these disciplines. Collaboration between disciplines is actively encouraged.
Stuart Kenny, Director General, Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation; Kevin Thompson, Chief Executive, North Hertfordshire Homes; Peter Chlapowski, PCKO Architects; Lynne Sullivan, Broadway Maylan; A fifth member TBA
A Technical Panel will support the Jury Panel. This panel will shortlist the entries for the final jury panel. The panel is still to be appointed but will include: Peter Chlapowski, PCKO Architects; Lynne Sullivan, Broadway Maylan; Nick Wright, Head of Development, North Hertfordshire Homes; Tracy Harvey, Head of Planning and Development, Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation; Roger Godden, Head of Property Services, Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation
A total prize fund of £25,000 is available for the jury panel to allocate as they see fit.
FEE: £35 for professionals; £7.50 for students (including VAT)
Submissions are invited for an international open design competition for the design of an affordable 21st Century house. The competition seeks a housing design updating the original concept under-pinning Letchworth Garden City and the Garden City movement, incorporating new technologies and approaches to home and environment design to help meet the challenges of the 21st century, ensuring the homes will be environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. This competition does not seek to create a new garden city. It's targeted to generate specific housing solutions capable of implementation on selected sites throughout Letchworth Garden City. The potential for the competition is substantial, making it a significant, pioneer contributor to Letchworth's housing renaissance. The ambition is to deliver high-quality, low-cost, environmentally friendly, groundbreaking housing in Letchworth Garden City. You are invited to present housing proposals that don't exceed three stories albeit roof space can be used for living space, if required. Pitched roofs are preferred, although other roof types will be acceptable subject to design quality. We are looking for solutions that incorporate one or more of four housing formats (see website). It is hoped that from the entrants an entrants or a number of entrants can be appointed to take the design through to completion subject to successful funding and planning permission.
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