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2021 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards News

24 Nov 2021

Saltire Society Announces Shortlisted Houses for the 2021 Saltire Housing Design Awards

Photos by Chris Smith

2021 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards Winners

Wednesday 24th of November 2021 – The Saltire Society today announced the shortlisted houses for the 2021 Saltire Housing Design Awards, which celebrate the diversity of the best in new housing in Scotland. Supported by the Scottish Government, the Award recognises the contribution housing makes to social and cultural conversations and rewards innovation. Advocating Scottish house building and place making for longer than any other design award in Scotland, the Saltire Housing Design Awards work to encourage good, affordable, adaptable and environmentally sustainable housing in Scotland.

Sarah Mason, Director of the Saltire Society said “We are delighted that the Saltire Housing Design Awards are back for 2021. Established by the Society in 1937, the awards advocate the importance of good housing for all and continue to this day to promote good design and quality housing as well as honour and encourage creativity, excellence and innovation in modern Scottish place making.

“This year, we have been impressed by the sensitivity shown by designers and builders to existing buildings as well as the innovation in design. The Society are particularly pleased at the exceptional examples of mindful social housing developments, builds with sustainability in mind and community building

“We are so grateful for the time and effort put in by all who take part in the Awards. At its best, housing can improve a community, its health and wellbeing, adding positively to not only Scotland’s architectural landscape but its social landscape.”

The 2021 judging panel is made up of industry experts steered by Guest Chair Ginnie Atkinson, former Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

2021 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards Single Property Shortlis

Shortlisted houses in the Single Property category are:

Compact Accessible Home designed by Chambers McMillan Architects Ltd working with Mark and Craig Logan Joinery. (Kelso)
Compact Accessible Home Kelso

Compact Accessible Home Kelso Scottish Borders

Hebridean House designed by Greig Penny Architecture Ltd working with Paul MacInnes Coastal Homes (Contractor). (South Uist)
Hebridean House South Uist

Hebridean House design by Greig Penny Architecture + Paul MacInnes Coastal Homes

House in Arisaig designed by Rural Design Architects Ltd (Arisaig)
House in Arisaig House in Arisaig Scotland

Lower Tullochgrue designed by Brown & Brown Architects working with with Spey Building & Joinery (Contractor), Design Engineering Workshop (Structural Engineer) and McLeod & Aitken (Quantity Surveyor). (Aviemore)
Lower Tullochgrue Aviemore Scottish Architecture News
photograph © Gillian Hayes
Lower Tullochgrue, Aviemore

Ostro designed by Paper Igloo Ltd working with Clyde Design Partnership (Structural Engineer) and Etude (Passivhaus Certifier). (Kippen)
Ostro Kippen house

Ostro design by Paper Igloo + Clyde Design Partnership + Etude

The Beekeeper’s House designed by ZONE Architects working with Gibson & Hall (Contractors). (Kelso)
Beekeepers House Scotland Beekeepers House designed by ZONE Architects + Gibson & Hall

2021 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards Multiple Property Shortlis

Shortlisted properties in the Multiple Property category, which include four Affordable Housing projects, are:

Belhaven Terrace West Lane Mews designed by ZM Architecture Ltd working with Belhaven Ltd (Developer), Caledonia Building Contractors Ltd (Builder) and Ramage Young (Engineer). (Glasgow)
Belhaven Terrace West Lane Mews

Belhaven Terrace West Lane Mews Scotland

Bell Street Stables designed by Collective Architecture working with Wheatley Group (Client), Martin Aitken Associates (Quantity Surveyor), G3 Consulting Engineers (Structural Engineers), Hulley & Kirkwood Consulting Engineers (M&E Engineer) and CCG (Scotland) (Main Contractor). (Affordable Housing Project – Glasgow)
Bell Street Stables Glasgow Bell Street Stables Glasgow homes

Fielden Street designed by Anderson Bell Christie working with West of Scotland Housing Association (Client) and McTaggart Construction (Contractor). (Glasgow)
Fielden Street Glasgow homes Fielden Street Glasgow homes balconies

Gannochy Lifetime Neighbourhood designed by Anderson Bell Christie working with The Gannochy Trust (Client) and Campion Homes (Contractor). (Affordable Housing Project – Perth)
Gannochy Lifetime Neighbourhood Perth

Gannochy Lifetime Neighbourhood Perth Scotland

Havenfield Mews designed by Sonia Browse Architects working with Steven Ferguson of SF Structures Scotland (Engineer), Nick Pearson (Architectural Assistant), Peter Turner (Client), David Sparham (Contractor), Andrew Wilson (Site Manager), Aarron McMurray (Site Manager) and Martin Browse (Partner). (Affordable Housing Project – Edinburgh)
Havenfield Mews Edinburgh housing

Havenfield Mews Edinburgh housing design

Sandiefield designed by Elder and Cannon Architects working with New Gorbals Housing Association (Client), Harley Haddow (Structural Engineer), NBM (Cost Consultant), Raeburn Farquhar Bowen (Landscape Architect), Armour Construction Consultants (Principal Designer), CCG (Scotland) Ltd (Main Contractor). (Affordable Housing Project – Glasgow)
Sandiefield Affordable Housing Glasgow

Sandiefield affordable housing design Glasgow

John Brennan, Convenor of the Judging Panel said of the shortlisted houses: “This year, some of the important themes recognised by the judges were how housing conversions can successfully reconcile keeping the spirit of the original while allowing householders freedom to make a building their own. In remote rural areas, we saw work that was constructed locally combined with innovative design and an economy of means.

As more of our population ages, providing housing that is supportive and anticipates our changing needs is critically important and we see exemplars of this approach in this year’s awards cycle. There is a latent demand for better designed, and life affirming housing and work submitted to the awards this year show how distinctive and well considered homes can be delivered by developers on the most constrained of sites.”

The Awards are open to entries from Owners, Clients, Architects, Housebuilders and Housing Developers from across Scotland, and the judging panel seeks projects that add positively to Scotland’s architectural and social landscape. The 2021 Awards have expanded the project eligibility timeframe to include all projects completed since the previous Awards in 2019.

The winners of the 2021 Scottish Housing Design Awards will be announced by an online ceremony held the week beginning the 6 December.

Photos: Chris Smith

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