The Home of 2030 competition has encouraged the best and brightest talents of the housing industry to design environmentally friendly homes that support people in leading independent, fulfilling lives as our society ages.
The six finalists and their designs are:
The Positive Collective (changebuilding, Perpendicular Architecture and Humblebee) with ECOSystems Technologies, COCIS and Arup
Homes that seek to reduce carbon emissions and encourage social interaction, including through food grown in communal spaces and areas such as ponds to promote biodiversity.
HLM Architects with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and Green Build
Homes built using interchangeable parts with other homes, creating a circular economy in which little is wasted.
Igloo Regeneration with Useful Projects, Expedition Engineers and Mawson Kerr Architects
Homes with simple frame structures and standardised components set amidst walkable, vibrant neighbourhoods.
Openstudio Architects Ltd
Three building elements (a standardised housing module, an open ‘Loft’ and a circulation, storage and shared module) are used in combination with three landscape elements (communal green space, small private gardens or upper level balconies and terraces, and front gardens) to create combinations of sustainable, age-friendly spaces.
Outpost Architects and team
Janus, a home constructed from 98% organic biomass material (primarily timber and straw).
Promoting community and caring for others through a central garden shared between four homes that are built with locally sourced materials and timber construction methods to reduce environmental impact.
A winner will be chosen and together with other selected finalists will be introduced to Homes England development partners to explore the possibility of developing bids for a series of homes on Homes England land. The six finalists have each received £40,000 in funding to help them develop detailed plans.