Shortlisted Finalists and Winners
Small Projects Category: sponsored by Kingspan Insulation Dundon Passivhaus Prewett Bizley Architects Private dwelling Compton Dundon, Somerset A detached low-energy home built to Passivhaus Standard, nestled at the foot of a wooded hill on the edge of a Somerset Village.
WINNER: Steel Farm LEAP Private dwelling Whitfield, Northumberland A reinterpretation of the traditional farmstead. Materials, form and proportion are in harmony with the region; culminating in a vibrant home with a distinct sense of place.
Large Projects Category: Sponsored by Munster Joinery Erneley Close R-gen Social housing EnerPHit Manchester, Greater Manchester A regeneration of two dilapidated blocks of flats in one of the poorest parts of Manchester, with EnerPHit as a mechanism for creating a sustainable low carbon community. STEM Building University of Bradford University Lab Bradford, West Yorkshire A new build multi-use lab space with associated prep rooms. Buildings main aim is to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the University.
WINNER: Wilkinson Primary School Architype Primary School Wolverhampton, West Midlands A 2nd generation Passivhaus Primary that takes the brief beyond necessary requirements. The design addresses future needs of a 21st century learning environment with various innovations to improve performance & sustainability.
Retrofit Category: Sponsored by Ecology Building Society Admirals Hard WARM Office Plymouth, Devon Conversion of a first floor flat into an EnerPHit office, and extensive retrofit of the whole building, which includes a ground floor shop.
WINNER: Cre8 Barn Green Building Store Education Centre Huddersfield, Yorkshire Retrofit with a super-insulated timber frame structure built inside the existing building to preserve the appearance of the cow byre. 11/19 Passmore Street Sturgis Carbon Profiling Private rentals Mayfair, London Two bed, historic terraced houses that acheived first privately rented EnerPHit criteria in London. Pilot projects have set precedence for many more to come from Grosvenor.
Source: UK Passivhaus Awards 2015