Winners of Passivhaus competition announced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The BRE has announced the winner of the Passivhaus competition – BERE Architects.  Their press release is below:

http://www.bre.co.uk/news/Winners-of-Passivhaus-competition-announced-782.html

Winner: bere:architects & The Princes Foundation for Building Community

Runner up: a3h architekten
Runner up: Good Architecture

The winning image is above and I can’t help but feel underwhelmed by the conservative nature of it.  Admittedly the aim was to demonstrate that the Passivhaus standard can provide an affordable method of delivering ultra-low energy social and private housing, however a more challenging design would have been more interesting and therefore promote the ideas of sustainability in an exciting manner.

 

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