Architects are invited to submit cutting-edge designs for a new council house project in Islington
The competition is being run by Islington Council and supported by the London Development Agency’s Design for London.
The open competition will focus on a site at Vaudeville Court in Finsbury Park, where around 20 new social family housing units will be built.
Vaudeville Court has a number of suitable ‘infill plots’. The site includes disused land, garages, and an electricity substation and is typical of other potential sites in inner London.
Islington already has a strong heritage of high quality housing, characterised by Georgian and Victorian terraces and more modern examples such as the post-war Spa Green Estate, designed by the architects Lubetkin and Tecton.
It is hoped that the new architectural style could be replicated on other sites in Islington and across inner London.
More information on the competition is available at www.islington.gov.uk/housingcompetition
The competition will be judged on:
* Design quality - the ability to deliver a welcoming, adaptable living space suitable for families
* Affordability and deliverability
* How easily the designs can be replicated across Inner London
• The judging panel will be made up of representatives from Islington Council, Homes for Islington, the Homes and Community Agency, Design for London, a professional architect and a local resident.
• Interested parties will need to complete a Pre-qualification Questionnaire.
• Design for London is a regional design resource for London. It is part of the London Development Agency and helps ensure a design-led approach is taken to infrastructure improvements and London’s built environment.