Salford House 4 Life Competition

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Salford House 4 Life Competition

Architectural Contest in northwest England, UK

7 Apr 2011

Salford House 4 Life Competition Winner

Salford House 4 Life Competition – Winner Announced

White Arkitekter was announced as Competition Winners during a Private View held at the CUBE Gallery in Manchester last night. White teamed up with Great Places Housing Group, Northerngroup, Stockleys, AECOM and Gardiner & Theobald to form a consortia to work on the project to design the Greengate area of Salford. This 1.45ha brownfield site will be developed to form a new exemplar of family housing combining innovation and sustainability which responds to the anticipated lifestyle and health needs of a future community and is capable of accommodating changing housing needs over a lifetime.

Catherine Burd, RIBA Adviser said “The judges were all extremely impressed by all three shortlisted entries. In the end, the clarity of White’s landscape-led approach emerged as a clear winner. The scheme, which builds on a Scandinavian model of family apartments and flexible tenancies, provides all households with views and access to a range of imaginatively landscaped private and shared garden spaces, within a simple and robust urban footprint.”

Keith Boxer, Director Innovation and Sustainability, White Arkitekter commented “We are delighted to bring White’s innovative Scandinavian approach to the design of a new model for family housing in the heart of this great city. As architects we have a crucial role in developing the sustainable environment of the future; the Salford House 4 Life competition is an important step in making that vision a reality.”

John Merry CBE, Leader of Salford City Council, said: “This housing will be different to anything we have seen in Salford before. It will be exciting to watch the scheme take shape over the coming months and years, bringing innovative and sustainable housing into the city for our residents to enjoy.”

Salford House 4 Life Competition winner : White Arkitekter

An exhibition of stage one entries to the competition are on exhibition at the CUBE Gallery from 7-21 April 2011.

Salford House 4 Life Competition Announcement CUBE Gallery 113 – 115 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 6DW – the gallery is open Mon-Fri 12-5:30pm and Saturdays 12-5pm.

29 Mar 2011

Salford House 4 Life Competition News

The three shortlisted consortia have now completed their final presentations to the Jury Panel in the competition to design a visionary family housing scheme in the heart of the Greengate area of Salford across from Manchester City Centre.

The winning team will be announced on the evening of Wednesday 6 April at a Private View to be held at the CUBE Gallery in Manchester. An exhibition of all entries will be on display at CUBE from 7th – 21st April.

10 Mar 2011

Salford House 4 Life Competition

Shortlist Announced

Location: Salford, north west England

A shortlist of three teams has now been selected in the competition to design a visionary family housing scheme on a 1.45 ha brownfield site in the heart of the Greengate area of Salford across from Manchester City Centre.

Launched last year by RIBA Competitions on behalf of Central Salford URC, Salford City Council, Centre for Construction Innovation North West (CCINW), British Research Establishment, Salford University and NHS Salford, the competition invited architects to come up with designs for a development combining innovation and sustainability and respond to existing and anticipated lifestyle, health and educational needs of the community.

Since the competition was launched Central Salford URC has reluctantly been wound up, although Salford City Council is committed to taking the work they started forward and continuing to regenerate this part of the city.

Fifty nine entries were received at stage one of the competition and ten schemes were subsequently longlisted for interview. Following interviews the jury panel identified three teams to proceed through to the second stage design phase of the competition.

Salford House 4 Life Competition Shortlist

– Cazenove Architects
– White Arkitekter
– Ian Simpson Architects and Gort Scott Architects

All three teams will now work with their associated consortia to develop their schemes and the winner will be announced in April at an exhibition to be held at the CUBE Gallery in Manchester.

Salford House 4 Life Competition Shortlist information from RIBA


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