Following an unanimous verdict from the judges, the winners of the competition for Housing in the Private Rental Market for The Wates Group, were announced in November 2013 at an award ceremony held at the RIBA, London.
The joint winners were:
- Metropolitan Workshop with Sir Richard MacCormac, WT Partnership, XC02 and Lee Mallet
- Carl Turner Architects, London
The competition sought to explore what specifically designed privately rented suburban neighbourhood housing might look like. It is hoped that the ideas generated will influence the design of future rental schemes in a positive way with real benefits to people and their communities.
“The Government attaches a great deal of importance to improving the design of homes and neighbourhoods. A core part of the mission is the commitment of both the Government and the Royal Institute of British Architects to building a bigger and better Private Rented Sector to help the country meet its housing needs and to raise standards in the sector. I believe these awards are an invaluable way of recognising and rewarding projects that set the standard for great architecture all across the country.”
Kris Hopkins, Minister for Housing