A highly sustainable community
Stirling Prize shortlisted, National Award, East RIBA Regional Award 2019
Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley for Norwich City Council
Contract value: £14.8m
Cost per m²: £1,834
The architects won this scheme of just over 100 dwellings a dozen years ago, and have worked and reworked it, each time respecting the aim of creating a highly sustainable community . The eventual layout is a simple series of seven terrace blocks arranged in four lines. Black glazed pantiles, mitred as they go from a roof covering to a wall covering, perforated metal brises soleil, and the new detailing of energy conscious design are wholly contemporary. This is an exemplary project.
Sustainability Award sponsored by Michelmersh
Client of the Year