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The Davidson Prize 2022 Longlist

17 March 2022

The Davidson Prize 2022 Longlist Revealed: Imaginative ideas from multi-disciplinary teams rethink how we could live

The Davidson Prize 2022

Davidson Prize 2022 Longlist
Co-Living in the Countryside by Charles Holland Architects, Quality of Life Foundation, Verity-Jane Keefe and Joseph Zeal-Henry, one of the longlisted submissions of the 2022 Davidson Prize

In a year of strong submissions, the judges of the 2022 Davidson Prize have selected a longlist of 14 teams. Responding to this year’s theme of Co-Living – A New Future, the longlisted teams represent diverse and exciting collaborative approaches to transforming the architecture of the home.

The Davidson Prize is a design ideas and communication prize established in 2021 in memory of architectural visualisation pioneer Alan Davidson. Following the success of the inaugural Prize last year, in 2022 teams made up of architects working collaboratively with other disciplines were asked to consider whether current notions of home in the UK are keeping step with the 21st century.

The demands being placed on the spaces we live in are perhaps more complex than ever before – and there has probably never been a better opportunity for design that rethinks our models of home while transforming lives and safeguarding the environment. Challenges addressed by the teams in 2022 include growing numbers of single-person and single-parent households, the shortage of homes, and a loneliness epidemic that the British Red Cross has reported is affecting up to 9 million people in the UK.

The longlisted teams offer clearly communicated creative design approaches for rural and urban locations. A unifying theme emerging across the submissions was one of care – from the care of ageing populations, children and marginalised groups to safeguarding the world’s resources of energy and embodied carbon. Exciting ideas range from new ways of embedding supportive social networks in cities and towns to new models of multi-generational living and innovative retrofit solutions

Davidson Prize 2022 Longlist
Curious Minds Society by Child Graddon Lewis, Split, Eley Kishimoto & Hungry Sandwich, one of the longlisted submissions for The 2022 Davidson Prize

The 2022 Longlist:
– Azhar Architecture – Co-Living Retrofit
– Baillie Baillie Architects and Community Land Scotland – A Culture of Community
– Charles Holland Architects, Quality of Life Foundation, Verity-Jane Keefe and Joseph Zeal-Henry –
Co-Living in The Countryside
– Child-Hood – It Takes A Village
– Child Graddon Lewis, Split, Eley Kishimoto & Hungry Sandwich – Curious Minds Society
– Heta Architects – Recipro-City
– Living Streets – Urban Network of Collective Care
– Moebius Studio – Communiversity
– NAME Architecture + – Afterlife
– Team 5 – Retrofitting Co-Living
– The Progressive Housing Design Group – A Model for Progressive ‘Family’ Housing
– Tonkin Liu – Care / Ring
– Will King and Hari Kumar – A Taste of Home
– Workhome Projects – Co-Living Works!

Chair of the The Davidson Prize jury, Paul Monaghan said: ‘The calibre of submissions for this year’s prize was really impressive and it was interesting to see how people’s approaches to co-living may have changed in the aftermath of the pandemic. Although there are similarities in many of the submissions, each of the 14 longlisted teams put forward an innovative solution to this year’s theme – we’ve got a tough job ahead of us now to agree on the three finalists.’

Marie Chamillard, Director of the Alan Davidson Foundation, said: “There wasn’t a single bad submission, nothing to discard outright. Each submission raised great discussions amongst the judges. I’m impressed with how the teams have expressed their ideas both with strong written statements and varied and interesting visuals. It really makes me want to see more.”

Thanks to the generous support of VitrA Bathrooms, the judging sessions for the 2022 Davidson Prize are hosted at the VitrA London Design Hub on Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell. At the next judging stage in the design ideas competition, The Davidson Prize jury will shortlist three finalists who will receive £5000 to develop their design ideas to present a two-minute visual media presentation to the panel. The 2022 panel comprises multi-disciplinary artist Yinka Ilori (Yinka Ilori Studio), journalist Amy Frearson (Dezeen Editor-at-Large), educator and curator Manijeh Verghese (The Architectural Association and Unscene Architecture), and architects Paul Monaghan (Allford Hall Monaghan Morris), Mary Duggan (Mary Duggan Architects) and Agnieszka Glowacka (Haptic Architects). The winner of the £10,000 Davidson Prize will be announced during a live event in June 2022.

This year, The Davidson Prize will also be running a People’s Choice Award which is sponsored by VitrA Bathrooms. The public is invited to vote for its favourite project from the 2022 longlist. The project with the most votes will be awarded with the People’s Choice Award at the ceremony in June. You can vote for your favourite entry via until 06 April 2022.

The Longlist – Full Team List

Davidson Prize 2022 Longlist

Azhar Architecture – Co-Living Retrofit
Azhar Azhar, Azhar Architecture – Architect
Tim Lucas, Price Myers – Design Engineering

Davidson Prize 2022 Longlist

Baillie Baillie Architects and Community Land Scotland – A Culture of Community
Colin Baillie, Baillie Baillie Architects – Architect
Tom Stark, Baillie Baillie Architects – Architectural Assistant
Dr Calum MacLeod, Community Land Scotland – Sustainable development consultant

Davidson Prize 2022 Longlist

Child-Hood – It Takes A Village
Michael Tsiagbe, Gankôgui – Developer / Asset Manager
Ramsey Yassa, NOOMA Studio – Architect
Samantha Creme, London Early Years Foundation – Early Years Provider
Josh Artus, Centric Lab – Mental & Physical Health Advisor

Charles Holland Architects, Quality of Life Foundation, Verity-Jane Keefe and Joseph Zeal-Henry –
Co-Living in the Countryside

Charles Holland, Charles Holland Architects – Architect
Matthew Morgan, Quality of Life Foundation – Housing Research
Tiffany Lam, Quality of Life Foundation – Housing Research
Verity-Jane Keefe – Visual Artist
Joseph Zeal-Henry, Sound Advice – Urbanist and Designer

Child Graddon Lewis, Split, Eley Kishimoto & Hungry Sandwich – Curious Minds Society
Oli Bentley, Split Design – Graphic Designer
Mark Eley, Eley Kishimoto – Fashion Designer
Andy Foster, Hungry Sandwich Club – Illustrator & Animator
Robert Armstrong, Child Graddon Lewis – Marketing & Communication
James Felstead, Child Graddon Lewis – Architect
Arita Morris, Child Graddon Lewis – Architect
Uxue Ojanguren, Child Graddon Lewis – Architectural Assistant
Jessica Thomson, Child Graddon Lewis – Architectural Assistant
Parniyan Salari, Child Graddon Lewis – Architectural Assistant
Elaine Brown, Child Graddon Lewis – Architectural Assistant
Matyas Varga, Child Graddon Lewis – Architectural Assistant

Davidson Prize 2022 Longlist

Heta Architects – Recipro-City
Fernando Da Col, Heta Architects – Associate Director/Project Lead
Amanda Dolga, Heta Architects – Architectural Assistant
Namrata Krishna, Heta Architects – Associate – Human Design
Lorraine Chan, Heta Architects – Architectural Designer
Jon Fielding, Heta Architects – Consultant
Catherine Borse, Heta Architects – Wellness Design Consultant
Dr Gemma Jerome, Building with Nature – FLI Director

Davidson Prize 2022 Longlist

Moebius Studio – Communiversity
Emma Elston, Moebius Studio – Architect & Build Lead
Dr Damian Gibbs, Totem Records – Psychiatry & Mental Health
Oran Hassan, OHMG video – Video Production & Editing
Kim Taylor, The Panics – Animation & Film
Alex Klein, Alex Klein Productions – Sound Production
Greenie Armanios, Armanios Design – Graphic & Animation

Davidson Prize 2022 Longlist

NAME Architecture + – Afterlife
Nathalie Rozencwajg, NAME architecture – Architect
Pierre Saunal, – Architect / Digital Artist
Jaime Ingram, – BIM Lead / Digital Artist
Omar Diallo, Engineeria – Structural Engineer
Ricardo Moreira, XCO2 – M&E Engineer

Davidson Prize 2022 Longlist

Living Streets – Urban Network of Collective Care
Rosie Hervey – Architect/researcher
Sofia Beale – illustrator and stop frame animator

Davidson Prize 2022 Longlist

Team 5 – Retrofitting Co-Living
Tim Rodber – Urban planner / Amateur chef
Dominic Walker – Architectural Designer / Photographer
Deborah Adler – Architect / Gardener
Ranald Lawrence, University of Liverpool – Environmental and Sustainable Design lecturer
Liz Kaufman – Software Engineer / Coding educator

Davidson Prize 2022 Longlist

The Progressive Housing Design Group – A Model for Progressive ‘Family’ Housing
Alex Giles, Giles Architects – Concept Designer
Peter Hyland, PHIG Architects – Concept Designer
Rachel Spink, Giles Architects – Concept Designer Sue Heath, Manchester University – Professor of
Sociology / Designer
Rachel Anderson, Wild Island Films – Film Producer
Connor Hughes – Music and Sound Editor

Davidson Prize 2022 Longlist

Tonkin Liu – Care / Ring
Anna Liu, Tonkin Liu – Architect/Concept
Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama, Studio Mama – furniture, brand, and graphic design
Patrick Welsh, Saunders Seasoning – timber supplier and timber fabricator
Alan Hughes, Meighs & Westley – Master Bellfounder, bell and bell tone design
Jerry Hughes, AB Fine Art Foundry – bell fabrication
Mini bus engineer, Peel Engineering – electric mini bus design
Olivia Wicks, Good Gym – community mission network

Davidson Prize 2022 Longlist

Will King and Hari Kumar – A Taste of Home
Will King, Allies and Morrison – Architect
Hari Kumar, Hari Kumar Studio – Architectural Photographer and Visualiser

Davidson Prize 2022 Longlist

The Workhome Project – Co-Living Works!
Frances Holliss, London Metropolitan University – Architect, academic, author, collaborator
Tomi Akinyemi – Architectural Designer
Cany Ash, Ash Sakula Architects- Architect, artist
Maria-Magdalena Atanasova – Architectural designer
Richard Brown, Brown Urbanism – Architect, urbanist, author, musician, builder
Howard Davis, University of Oregon – Architect, urbanist, author
Steve Fowler – Poet, artist
Joseph Kohlmaier, London Metropolitan University/ Workhome Project – Musician, artist, writer
Juli Oti – Architectural designer
Jeremy Porteus, Housing LIN – Specialist housing expert

The Davidson Prize
The Davidson Prize rewards transformative architecture of the home.
It aims to promote excellent design and wellbeing and the compelling communication of these
solutions. Each year entrants will be asked to consider a different aspect of the home, launched in 2021 with
future ways of working and co-living in 2022.
Twitter: @davidsonprize | Instagram: @thedavidsonprize

Alan Davidson Foundation
Alan Davidson was an architect and visualiser. His passions lay in storytelling, communicating and bringing to life architects’ visions for audiences including the wider public. Best known for pioneering architectural visualisation, he founded the world-leading visualisation studio Hayes Davidson in London in 1989. In 2012 Alan was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and sadly lost his battle against the disease in 2018.

Alan set up the Foundation a few years after his diagnosis with a view to helping others also afflicted by MND and to support collaboration in architecture, visualisation and design. A final wish was that his Foundation initiate a yearly architecture and communication prize. The dual purpose of the prize is to promote people-focused approaches to architecture and to celebrate innovative communication, visualisation, technology and art.

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