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Major Scottish housing awards open for entry

Laurieston Transformational Area, Glasgow by Page\Park Architects and Elder and Cannon Architects
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The Saltire Society’s annual Housing Design Awards have opened for entry

Celebrating its 79th year, the annual awards programme recognises Scotland’s best housing schemes.

Projects completed between 1 January 2014 and 31 March 2016 can be submitted in one of the awards five different categories.

The five categories

  • Multiple housing development
  • Alterations, renovation and extensions
  • Single dwelling new-build
  • Landscape in housing
  • Innovation in housing

Last year’s winners included Page\Park and Elder & Cannon’s Lauriston Transformational Regeneration Area.

The judging panel will be chaired by Scottish journalist and television presenter Kirsty Wark.

Wark commented: ’I am very much looking forward to chairing this year’s Housing Design Awards in such a significant year for the Saltire Society, particularly when 2016 is also the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design in Scotland. There’s so much creativity in the housing sector in Scotland, such thoughtful forward thinking architecture and design which enhances our cityscapes and landscapes, so that our houses can be a joy to experience, either dwelling in them…or admiring them!’

Alongside the awards, the organisation is also launching a ‘test of time’ project to map all the past winners and assess the longevity of the housing schemes. 

Commenting on the project, Jude Barber, convenor of the Saltire Society Housing Design Awards, said: ’This year’s special ‘Test of Time’ project, which will allow the society, the industry and the general public to better understand the longevity and significance of Scottish housing projects, is a great way to recognise the depth and range of housing excellence in Scotland.’

Submissions must be received by 14 March and the awards ceremony will take place at the Centre for Carbon Innovation in Edinburgh on 23 June 2016.

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