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Housing Design Awards - Case Study Event
In their search for ways in which to design and build better and more affordable homes, architects, house builders, developers and local planning authorities from across the East of England region attended a special seminar event to investigate and learn from the new housing scheme on Brooklands Avenue in the heart of Cambridge.
Having won a 2003 national Housing Design Award for their work, members of the design team responsible for the imaginative new dwellings on Brooklands Avenue, and the project’s developer: Countryside Properties, presented the scheme as a ‘case study’ to an invited audience at GO East on Friday December 5th 2003.
Keith Bradley of Feilden Clegg Bradley: the architect responsible for the site’s overall master plan and one of the scheme’s three architects, and landscape designer Andrew Grant of Andrew Grant Associates will described their working process with a particular emphasis on the role of landscape design in creating a ‘greener’ environment for people living in an urban context.
Robin Williamson of Countryside Properties discussed the scheme from the perspective of the developer indicating what’s possible in terms of architect-developer collaboration.
Ben Koralek, shape Cambridge Director, co-organiser of the seminar event said:
“The Brooklands Avenue scheme is an exciting prospect for Cambridge and for those responsible for producing well-designed houses and homes in the existing towns and planned settlements of the region. As well as creating a whole new ‘quarter’ in the heart of the city and the scheme’s generous integration of green space and landscaping, the Brooklands Avenue project also shows what’s possible in terms of collaboration between architects and developers keen to create a better product.”
The case study seminar was organised by shape Cambridge – the built environment centre for Cambridge and the surrounding region – in conjunction with RIBA East and the Government Office for the East of England.
The Housing Design Awards were announced on 2 July 2003 by the then Housing Minister Tony McNulty. More information on the Awards can be found on the following website: www.designforhomes.org/hda/