Alongside Mawson Kerr, Useful Projects, Cast, Igloo Regeneration has today been announced as joint winner in the UK government’s Home of 2030 competition. +Home prioritises nature and community over profit and seeks to abolish soulless housing estates.
RIBA and the BRE led the Home of 2030 competition, on behalf of the government departments MHCLG, BEIS and DHSC, to prompt innovative home designs that are green, age-friendly, healthy and deliverable. The +Home entry was announced as one of six finalists in August before crowned the joint winner with Open Studio by Housing Minister Christopher Pincher at Homes UK.
Landsmith Associates provided a dual role of Building with Nature Assessor and landscape masterplanner. Our work included providing concept, design principles to details of street hierarchy and design to aesthetic and function of all outdoor spaces and streets.
The focus was on three primary principles; Wellbeing, Wildlife and Water (linked to Building with Nature), driven by evidence, designed from a system based approach from home to nature. Our design incorporated play, sustainable drainage, water reuse, shared: mobility, waste/bins and cycle parking. Small scale private gardens were opening out to more extensive communal gardens and spaces—Codesigned with Flavia Goldsworthy and Jen Moreton.
Working with Natural History Museum, Nurture Rights and Amalgam
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