From Passivhaus to locally sourced materials the competition to redesign the Welsh terraced house attracted more than 100 entries
The RSAW with partners the Welsh Government, CADW, RCT Homes and Grwp Gwalia has shortlisted 12 schemes in the contest to reinvent the traditional terrace.
Entrants were judged on how well they succeeded in finding a balance ‘between Welsh architectural heritage and the drive for low energy demand homes’.
Sustainability was a key consideration to all the submissions. Both Charles Grylls and Jerry Tate Architects, opted for a Passivhaus approach while Anna Holden looked at using a prefabricated kit of parts to create a Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6 house.
Andrew Sutton, RSAW President said: ‘We were impressed with the innovative approaches taken to the challenge of balancing our built heritage with our sustainability goals on small sites.’
Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage, Huw Lewis, who will announce the winner at the RSAW’s annual conference on Thursday added: ‘Properly understanding and caring for terraced houses is important for their own sustainability and also for the health and well being of families that occupy them.
‘A competition that investigates and celebrates these issues, with a view to finding innovative solutions is welcomed and I congratulate the Royal Society of Architects in Wales for developing this initiative’.
The full shortlist
- Charles Grylls
- Anna Holden
- Jerry Tate Architects
- Hatcher Prichard Architects with Ramboll Engineers
- One World Design
- Gillard Associates
- Threefold Architects
- Pentan Partnerships
- Heidi Day and Wayne Forster from the Welsh School of Architecture
- Loyn and Co Architects
The winner will be announced on Thursday (13 December) at the RSAW’s annual conference, where the shortlisted entries will be exhibited.
For the full submitted designs see the attached pdf file.
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