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Saltire Society Housing Design Awards calls for entries

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Scotland’s oldest design awards scheme has marked its 2011 Call for Entries with the announcement of a new ‘Innovation in Housing’ award and the news that Malcolm Fraser will become its Annual Chair

Alex Neil MSP, Scottish Minister for Housing and Communities, has decided to inaugurate a new award through the society; the ‘Innovation in Housing’ award will encourage original thinking in housing design and delivery in Scotland, with the winner awarded a cash prize.

The Saltire Society has also announced that Malcolm Fraser will succeed John McAslan to become only the second-ever holder of the Housing Design Awards Annual Chair.  

Fraser is now also set to select the recipient of the second-ever Saltire Medal and Cash prize, which was last year awarded to Rural Design from Skye. He said: ‘Not only do I look forward to seeing beautiful new homes and communities, but I’m eager to learn of the innovative new initiatives – whether technical, social or financial – that might reinvigorate their construction.’

The awards are open to all architects, developers, housing associations and house-builders that have completed projects in Scotland over the last three years. They are supported by The Scottish Government, Homes for Scotland, Architecture and Design Scotland, and The Chartered Institute of Builders.

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