Shortlist in full
- Adam Joyce Architect
- ALEKSA Studio
- EPR Architects in collaboration with Karen Haller, Materials Council and the Royal Society for Blind Children
- Fisher Cheng Architects
- George L Legendre of IJP Architects and Edoardo Tibuzzi of AKTII
The judging panel includes aLL Design director Will Alsop, Matthew Biddle, managing director at Berkeley Homes (Western), German light and sound artist Hans Peter Kuhn, Caroline Thomas, senior structural engineer at Arup, and Karen Ogden, UK & Nordics marketing manager at James Hardie.
The final judging day will be held on 29 September with each of the shortlisted practices receiving a £1,000 honorarium for their time.
Should the winning design be built, the winner will receive an additional £2,500 to work up and deliver their design on a one-off basis.
The victorious design will also appear online and in an AJ issue in the autumn.
James Hardie is keen for the contest to explore colour trends which could also apply to the residential market.
Will Hurst, AJ managing editor and the remaining member of the judging panel, commended the strength of the shortlist.‘We had a superb response to this competition from both established and up-and-coming practices so being down to the last six is no mean feat,’ he said.
’While imagination and design flair are key elements of the competition, there are also practical issues to be tackled given the real build project on the horizon.