Urbed scoop £250,000 Wolfson Prize for their garden city proposal

 Urban design consultancy URBED have won the 2014 Wolfson Prize for their proposal for new garden suburbs in cities across the UK.

The prize which set out to find the answer 'How would you deliver a new garden city which is visionary, economically viable and popular?', was awarded in a ceremony at the RIBA on 3 September.

Competition sponsor Lord Wolfson described the winning entry as a 'a tour de force of economic and financial analysis, creative thinking and bold, daring ideas' which was a 'fantastic contribution to the debate on how we can deliver great new places for future generations to live, work and play in.'

The £50,000 second prize went to housing charity Shelter, for their proposal to build a new town at Stoke Harbour on the peninsula between the Thames and Medway rivers east of London.

Posted on Thursday 4th September 2014