Below are the eight teams shortlisted for the UK final of the Multi-Comfort House Competition.
From: University of Nottingham - Team Members: Denny Chan Kai Lok, Thomas Bennett
A mixed-use live / work scheme combining family housing with office space and community facilities, the project proposes that existing warehouses can be converted into usable workshops and gallery spaces, providing a catalyst for more comprehensive regeneration of the site. Plans include a 'green corridor', connecting the site to existing transport routes and proposals include a mix of waterside living, garden terraces and commercial use of current buildings.
From: University of Nottingham - Team Members: RONG XU, STELLA PRABA
Trent Basin Sustainable Regeneration focuses on the regeneration of existing buildings and the creation of a sustainable Multi-Comfort community with living and working accommodation to achieve a zero carbon living style. It contains a variety of properties aimed at retired people, couples and families and also uses one of the site's existing buildings to create a riverside sports facility.
From: University of Nottingham - Team Member: Thanh Hung Dang
This project combines the renovation of the site's two warehouses with the addition of living and working accommodation to form a well-organised mix of housing, community facilities and shared spaces. The streets are pedestrian and cycle friendly with car parking spaces kept outside the accommodation space to minimise traffic on the site and encourage the use of more environmentally friendly in the form of public transport.
From: University of Nottingham - Team Members: Seda Kacel, My Dao
The Sustainable Regeneration project includes the regeneration of existing buildings on the site, with interior spaces enhanced via the integration of skylights, atrium space and facades upgraded with the installation of horizontal and vertical solar shading devices. The housing masterplan has been created based on 'high density and low rise' principles. Various user profiles and requirements have been taken into consideration, helping to create a diverse and varied development.
From: University of Sheffield - Team Members: Aiman Bin Mohd Rashid, Nor Izura Binti Tukiman
Providing a sustainable hub for Nottingham, Green LACE combines cultural attractions, commercial properties and residential accommodation in a mix of new and refurbished structures. The existing warehouse has been redeveloped as a new Lace Museum and Art Gallery, while a central Green Area, comprising a series of gardens, helps to separate private and public areas of the development.
From: University of Sheffield - Team Members: Jordan J. Lloyd, Eric Chancellor, Chris Matthews
Taking inspiration from a number of successful self build sites across the UK, Trent Bank proposes a self built neighbourhood at the site with an on-site community factory providing the materials needed to facilitate open source construction methods. The model aims to promote the development of community resilience, new skill sets and a better deal for residents.
From: Edinburgh School of Architecture - Team Members: Dan Shanahan, Emmett McNamara
Trent Quay uses existing buildings on the site, rejuvenating the area with a brewery and riverside bar and restaurant, as well as a fresh food market for local produce. All new buildings on the site are constructed using the Brettstapel solid timber construction system, which uses no glue or nails. Material is fabricated from softwood timber posts connected with hardwood dowels, using timber which would otherwise be unsuitable for construction to form load-bearing floors, walls and roof panels.