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February 23 2015

Saltire Society seek examples of housing excellence
Organisers of the 2015 Saltire Housing Design Awards are seeking examples of housing excellence to go head to head in a battle to find the best new build projects the country has to offer.

Owners, clients, architects, house-builders and housing developers are being asked to put forward everything from single dwellings in the remotest Highland glens, to large scale city centre developments.

Winners in past years include the likes of John Gilbert Architects, who won plaudits for their PassivTen study aimed at reducing fuel poverty in Glasgow tenement housing.

Award convener Jude Barber said: “2015 marks the award’s 78th anniversary, 1937 seeing the very first awards initiated by the Society. Far from just glancing backwards at this proud history however, the awards have in recent years been re-imagined in a Scotland where the need to promote good design and housing for all, is just as immediate as it was in the 1930’s.

“We are once again looking forward, and seeking new entries from across Scotland.
We very much hope that your project will be one of them.”

Short listed entries must be received no later than 25 March ahead of publication of the shortlist in May. The winners themselves will be notified at an awards dinner on 22 June.

4 Comments

Jude Barber
#1 Posted by Jude Barber on 24 Feb 2015 at 07:38 AM
Entry Forms for all 'Housing Design Awards' and 'Innovation in Housing Award' can be downloaded at http://www.saltiresociety.org.uk/awards/architecture/housing-design/
Voice of the people
#2 Posted by Voice of the people on 24 Feb 2015 at 08:49 AM
I think we can all agree that there is really only one contender.

http://www.urbanrealm.com/news/5307/%E2%80%98Art_Deco_style%27_Dundee_flats_secure_approval.html
RMD
#3 Posted by RMD on 24 Feb 2015 at 14:28 PM
#2..., I am afraid I have to disagree.

who can forget THIS classic masterpiece...
http://www.urbanrealm.com/news/5126/Dandara_lodge_plans_for_final_phase_of_Glasgow_Harbour.html
Roddy
#4 Posted by Roddy on 24 Feb 2015 at 16:21 PM
With a mere eighteen judges on the panel I'm sure we will get an authoritative shortlist.

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