Winners of the Nationwide Sustainable Housing Competition 2011

Winners of the Nationwide Sustainable Housing Competition 2011

Nationwide Building Society has announced the winners of the third Nationwide Sustainable Housing Competition, in partnership with RIBA Competitions. This year's theme was 'Regeneration' and judges were looking for affordable housing designs that demonstrate the reuse of buildings and materials.

For the first time the competition was open to registered architects as well as architectural students and competitors had the option to base their submissions on a 'real' site at Hillington Square in Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
Prizes were awarded by Wayne Hemingway of Hemingway Design at a ceremony held at the RIBA HQ in London. A prize fund of £20,000 was split between the student and professional categories and the winners were:

Pope Priestley Architects

Professional Category
1st Prize (£5,000) Pope Priestley Architects
2nd Prize (£3,000) David Tigg Architects
3rd Prize (£2,000) The Imaginary Rock Foundation

Craig More

Student Category
1st Prize (£5,000) Craig More (London Metropolitan University)
2nd Prize (£3,000) James Perry and Claire Harper
3rd Prize (£2,000) Tom Cole (University of Westminster)

"The judges were delighted to see entrants tackling both the lifestyle opportunities and the buildings and spaces of an existing estate," commented Lynne Sullivan, Lead RIBA Adviser. "The quality and diversity of the ideas was inspirational, and the competition points the way to new opportunities for sustainable regeneration in areas where neglect and lack of clear direction is compromising future prospects."