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Design competition for intergenerational living

design competition intergenerational living

Enfield Council and Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing asked emerging, local and BAME-led architects, designers, community groups and artists to propose innovative ideas for intergenerational living.

The competition sought innovative thinking and high-quality designs – of both individual homes and the housing development – in order to find ways of building stronger communities, tackle social isolation and bring neighbours together so that, ultimately, people across Enfield have access to a wider network of social support.

What is intergenerational living?

Intergenerational living is a concept, based on the idea that residents of different generations, such as school age children, young adults and older residents, live together and share resources, skills and support. Intergenerational housing, both wider housing developments and individual households, can help to build more robust and resilient communities.

Competition results

Adrian Hill Architects were announced as the winner of the competition.

Five teams were shortlisted for the two-stage competition and presented their entries to the judges.

Judging panel

  • Cllr Nesil Caliskan, Leader of Enfield Council (panel chair)
  • Geeta Nanda, MTVH Chief Exec
  • Tom Copley, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development
  • Sadie Morgan, Chair of Board of Director for the Quality of Life Foundation
  • Vincent Lacovara, Head of Planning, Enfield Council.
  • Paige Gaughan, Enfield’s Young People’s Forum Representative
  • Bindi Nagra, Director of Health and Adult Social Care, Enfield Council

(Image: Levitt Bernstein Architects)