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Last edited 05 Jan 2021
BRE congratulates Home of 2030 winners
Housing Minister Chris Pincher announced the joint winners of the Home of 2030 competition at an event hosted by BRE CEO Gillian Charlesworth. The announcement was made on 4 December 2020 at HOMES UK.
 Winners and finalists
Sharing the honours, the winners were:
Perpendicular Architecture, humblebee and changebuilding, with a team including EcoSystems Exterior Architecture and Arup with Positive+House which uses the latest in industry digitalisation and a distributed offsite manufacturing.
HLM Architects with University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), Mid Group, Hydrock and Greenbuild, with a ‘Forever Home’ based on a universal manufacturing platform that enables flexible, affordable, and sustainable homes that perpetuate a circular economy.
Outpost with Propagating Dan, Strawworks, Gaia Group, Max Fordham, Milk, Momentum and EcoCocon with Janus, which combines traditional bio-based construction materials with modern 21st century techniques to create homes that are designed for a post fossil fuel age.
Studio OPEN with Elementa Consulting, with a community-focused ‘Forest City’ design, with a central garden shared between four homes which are built from locally sourced materials and with modern construction methods.
 Observations and congratulations for the winners
BRE was the lead consortium competition delivery partner, with its Strategic Advisory team working alongside other leading homes organisations including RIBA, Design Council and MOBIE. BRE was delighted to congratulate the joint winners, who both proposed creative and innovative solutions to challenges the organisation is also working to address.
The Home of 2030 programme also included a Young Persons’ Challenge, an innovation challenge for manufacturers of new products and systems and a public engagement exercise to understand what people want from future homes.
BRE’s Smart Assets Lead Dr Ozak Esu was on the judging panel for the Young Persons’ Challenge, which was won by University of Nottingham student Rachael Milliner. Her ‘Urban Co-Existing’ design focused on the Meadows Estate in Nottingham, reinvigorating the area with urban farming spaces which give residents access to fresh, healthy food.
Of the entries, Dr Esu said, "I was impressed by the innovative ideas and enthusiasm demonstrated by the entrants, their considerations for sustainability, ideas for implementing technology, healthy, age friendly and inclusive living.
"These entries show the incredible pipeline of talent in schools and universities, which our industry stands to gain through sustained encouragement and initiatives like the Home of 2030 competition. Congratulations to the winner and finalists!"
Although the competition has formally ended, the Home of 2030 project continues in a number of ways with the intention of going on to inspire new homes. BRE is also supporting Homes England in introducing the finalists to development partners to discuss opportunities for construction.
This article originally appeared on the BRE Group website. It was published in January 2021.
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