Taylor Wimpey’s Project 2020 - Open Design Competition

By 2018 we want to be in a position to build a range of prototypes that are distinctive, aspirational, innovative, pragmatic, cost effective, land effective, and capable of high quality mass production with design appeal to our future customers.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Architect, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Housing
Country UK
Registration Deadline 14 June 2016 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 14 June 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility Registered architects

Description
Taylor Wimpey is one of the largest homebuilders in the UK operating from 24 regional offices across England, Scotland and Wales. We build a wide range of properties from one and two bedroom apartments to five bedroom houses.
Our aim is to build homes and communities that our customers will love, and that add to, and improve the local area. We achieve this by listening to and working closely with our clients, local authorities and local communities.
Buying a home is a significant financial and emotional investment and we aim to deliver a great product and service that goes beyond our customers' expectations.
Project 2020 involves exploring and evaluating trends, changes and new innovations in design, architecture, technology, materials and methodology with the aim of shaping, designing and future proofing the Taylor Wimpey design range for 2020 and beyond, fully reflecting customer lifestyles, needs, and expectations.
As part of this vision we are holding a two stage architectural competition to create new house typologies. In 2018 we plan to build the winning prototypes. The winner will have the opportunity to have their designs replicated across Taylor Wimpey’s wider standard portfolio of homes.

Jury
Pete Redfern: Taylor Wimpey, CEO
Nick Rogers: Taylor Wimpey, UK Director of Design
Kevin Belsham: Taylor Wimpey, UK Sales and Marketing Director
Glenn Howells: Glenn Howells Architects, RIBA Adviser
Sasha Bhavan: Knox Bhavan Architects

Prize
Each shortlisted team who submits a stage two entry will each receive an honorarium of £6,000 +VAT with an additional £10,000 winner’s prize fund.

Entry Fee
£50

Entries
A3 sheets (maximum of 2)
A written design statement (maximum 4 single sides of A4)
One visual image

Timetable
Notify shortlist, Stage Two Brief issued: w/c 11 July 2016
Deadline for Stage Two Designs: 7 September 2016
Final Interviews/Presentations: w/c 12 September 2016
Notification and result announced: October 2016
Finalise and commence detailed designs: November 2016
Construction of prototypes: 2018

Organizer
Taylor Wimpey, RIBA Competitions

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