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Nationwide Sustainable Housing Awards


23 June 2010

Press release contact:

Julia Davies
T: +44 (0)113 203 1490
E: julia.davies@riba.org

Nationwide Building Society today announces the winners of the second Nationwide Sustainable Housing Awards. Launched in September 2009 in association with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), this second in a series of three annual ideas competitions, was open to undergraduate architecture and design students. The theme for the 2009/2010 awards was ‘Suburban Urban – Secure and Green’ with sub categories of new build, refurbishment and community projects. 

As the third largest mortgage provider, Nationwide has a strong interest in housing issues. The Society is committed to supporting sustainable and affordable housing for all, and is confident the new competition will stimulate and reward innovative thinking about how people can live more sustainably in the future. 

Design ideas were received from 44 students from 20 Schools and 9 submissions from America. The prizes were awarded by Wayne Hemingway, of Hemingway Design, at a ceremony at the RIBA’s London HQ on Tuesday 8 June 2010. The winners were:

Overall winner, Community and New build category

First prize Matthew Kidner & Jonathan Davey – University of Nottingham (wins £3000)

Community category

Second prize Robert Buss – University of Bath (wins £1500)

Third prize Anthony Campbell & James West – Manchester School of Architecture (win £1000)

New build category

Joint second prize: Alice Harwood – Welsh School of Architecture (wins £1,500)

 Daniel Cross – Anglia Ruskin University (wins £1,500)

Third prize: Aaron Birch – Oxford Brookes University (wins £1000)

In the same category, commendations were given to:

 Steven Dunn – Strathclyde University

 Nicholas Wheeler – Oxford Brookes University

And special mentions to:

Andra-Elena Antone – Welsh School of Architecture

Kemissa Colin– Savannah College of Art and Design, USA

Refurbishment/regeneration category

A commendation was given to:

Amelie von Celsing – Central Saint Martins, London

To recognise the support given to this initiative by the Schools of Architecture, the judging panel decided to award a special prize to the School of Architecture that has most embraced and supported the Nationwide Awards. This award of £2000 is given to the Welsh School of Architecture.

Graham Beale, chief executive at Nationwide, said: 'We are delighted to announce the winners of these second annual awards and I would like to thank all the students who took part. There were some fantastic entries which made it very difficult for the judging panel to select the winners.

As a mutual organisation and the UK’s third largest mortgage provider, Nationwide is committed to affordable home ownership and supporting sustainable housing and communities for the future. This fits neatly with this year’s ‘Suburban Urban’ theme, which will encourage young architects and design students to build sustainability into their future designs.'



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