Housing design

Government reveals finalists for homes of the future competition

The six finalists of the Government’s Home of 2030 competition were announced yesterday (Aug 23) by Housing Minister Christopher Pincher.

The competition sought to encourage and champion talent within the housing industry to design environmentally friendly homes of the future.

The leading design will be low-carbon, age-friendly and modern and will be built using modern methods of construction, allowing people to enjoy independent, fulfilling lives.

The finalists’ designs include homes that seek to reduce carbon emissions with food grown in communal spaces, boosting biodiversity and shared spaces; Homes built using interchangeable parts with other homes, building a circular economy in which waste in minimal and homes constructed from 98% organic biomass material.

All six designs consider the sustainability and long-term impact of their existence are deliverable and scalable and aim to create a more forward-thinking society.

The finalists have each received £40,000 in funding to help them develop a more detailed plan for the next stage of the competition.

The winner will be introduced to Homes England partners to explore the possibility of a series of homes on Homes England Land.

Housing Minister Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP said:

“This competition demonstrates the best of British design being brought to bear on a key issue for today, and future generations: delivering homes that are good for the planet and that promote healthy, independent living for older generations.

“The winner of this competition will set the standard for the homes of the future and all 6 finalists have already made an exciting contribution to the designs we will need in the UK and around the world.”

It comes after the Government announced plans to overhaul the planning system to deliver more high-quality, sustainable homes, and its commitment to making tree-lined streets the norm.

The winning Home of 2030 entry will be announced this Autumn.

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