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Salford House 4 Life

Location :
Submission Deadline :
Registration Deadline :
Award :
£5,000 (+VAT)
Jury Members :
Catherine Burd, Nik Puttnam, Tim Whitehill,and more
Type :
Open to all, International
Admission fee :

The promoters are looking for a development that will combine innovation and sustainability and respond to existing and anticipated lifestyle, health and educational needs of the community. The aim is to develop new models of family housing close to the city centre that will be capable of accommodating changing housing needs over a lifetime.


The competition will give entrants the opportunity to influence the approach to contemporary architecture, sustainability and energy efficiency. The competition is to select a preferred consortium to deliver the House 4 Life project, the consortia being made up of design team, private sector developer, RSL, construction industry and representation from the environmental technologies sector.


The competition is open (internationally) to architect-led teams. These consortia could comprise architects, private sector house builders, RSL’s, the construction industry and renewal technologies industry.


  • Nov 10, 2010—Stage 1 submission deadline
  • Nov 22, 2010—Longlist selection
  • Dec 06, 2010—Interviews with longlisted teams
  • Dec 13, 2010—Shortlist identified and brief issued
  • Jan 19, 2011—Stage 2 submission deadline
  • Jan 24, 2011—Final interviews/presentations
  • January 2011—Announcement of result

Submission Requirements

Stage 1: Competitors should note the Anonymity requirements and submit the following:

  • A maximum of 1 x A1 lightweight board, to outline the design proposal. It is suggested the A1 board should include the following:
  • A drawing showing the proposed arrangement of the accommodation on the site as a whole, and its relationship to the proposed external spaces, access and parking
  • Plans and sections at an identifiable scale, showing arrangement of the proposals in relation to the immediate external context
  • Drawing(s) showing the external appearance of the buildings in relation to the context
  • Drawings/diagrams describing proposed house types, construction methods and materials
  • Drawings/diagrams outlining the approach to energy efficiency, sustainability and renewable energy


  • Catherine Burd
  • Nik Puttnam
  • Tim Whitehill
  • Fiona Reynolds
  • Professor Andrew Thomas
  • A representative from Salford City Council
  • Oliver Novakovic
  • Joanne Wallis


  • Each team invited to proceed to the final shortlisted stage of the competition will receive an equal honorarium payment of £5,000 (+VAT).
  • The winner’s honorarium represents an advance on any professional fees post-competition.

Admission fee: £50

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