Tigh na Croit and Lansdowne Drive win at UK Passivhaus Awards
The big winners at this year’s UK Passivhaus Awards were Tigh na Croit by HLM Architects, which won in the Rural category, and Lansdowne Drive by Tectonics Architects, winner in the Urban Category.
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Tigh na Croit is a modern new-build passive house inspired by the form of traditional farmsteads, located in the hamlet of Gorstan in the Scottish Highlands. Lansdowne Drive is a contemporary new-build passive house on an infill site in a conservation area of East London.
The winners were announced at a ceremony held in London on 7 July, attended by approximately 80 delegates. Each finalist presented their schemes to attendees and worked with Regen Media’s Ben Adam-Smith to produce a two minute video to show the project in context, with perspectives from prominent team members ranging from occupant to contractor to designer. The winners were decided by Passivhaus Trust members and award ceremony delegates, while the Rural and Urban categories were sponsored by Cygnum Timber Frame and Ecology Building Society respectively.
The winning schemes beat some very strong competition provided by five other finalists including RDA Architects, Anne Thorne Architects, Green Building Store, Gresford Architects and Parsons & Whittley.
All the finalists are featured in the projects gallery at www.passivhaustrust.org.uk.
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