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UK Passivhaus Awards 2018

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Finalists:   Large - Small - Non-Domestic


UK Passivhaus Awards Hall of Fame


The 2018 UK Passivhaus Awards will celebrate the best in UK Passivhaus projects. Shortlisted schemes prove that the Standard can apply to any size, any site and any style. 





Ecology Building Society

Munster Joinery




Large Residential Category sponsored by Munster Joinery



Carrowbreck Meadow

St. John's Almshouses

Carrowbreck Meadow
St Johns Almshouse

Carrowbreck Meadow consists of 14 mixed-tenure Passivhaus homes designed as a contemporary rendition of a Norfolk vernacular – defined by references to the historic barn seen throughout the county.   43% of the development is affordable housing.

Set within the historic Lichfield Grade I listed Almhouses, 18 new apartments arranged around a communal courtyard provides sheltered accommodation, seeking to reinforce the sense of community established over centuries at St. John’s. 


Non-domestic Category sponsored by Ashden




The Enterprise Centre

George Davies Centre

The Barrel Store

The Enterprise Centre: 2018 UK Passivhaus Awards Finalist Non-domestic category
George Davis Centre The Barrel Store

Utilising local materials, this ambitious project explores a contemporary vernacular & demonstrates exemplary low-carbon architecture that achieves Passivhaus, BREEAM Outstanding, and a 100-year performance lifecycle.

Breaking several Passivhaus stereotypes & accommodating 2400 occupants with a total floor area exceeding 13,000 m2, it is the largest certified Passivhaus building in the UK, and one of the largest in Europe. 

The latest incarnation of a historic stone building in the Cotswolds. Once a theatre in the mid 80's, the brewery building has been converted to an exceptional executed Enerphit Youth Hostel operated by New Brewery Arts.


Small Projects Category sponsored by Ecology Building Society




Hampshire Passivhaus

Hope View Passivhaus

Old Holloway

Passivhaus Mews II

Hampshire Passivhaus
Hope View House 2018 UK Passivhaus Awards Finalist Small Projects
Old Holloway passivhaus Mews II

A contemporary L-shaped detached self-build, creating private courtyard spaces, on a tight brownfield site with multiple neighbours, opted for a speedy structural CLT construction.  

This elegant home nestled into a steep hillside minimises energy use while maximising panoramic countryside views in an Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty. 

A seductively simple rural self-build utilising an innovative pre-fabricated straw-bale/ timber construction. Perservering through a 4 year planning process.

What's at the bottom of your garden? Overcoming a tight budget, constricted access issues, & sudden changes to the team, this triumphant urban infill delivers a compact light-filled comfortable home.


2018 UK Passivhaus Awards Journey


All submissions undergo a two-stage judging process. The 2018 awards jury have selected the shortlist from the phase 1 submissions. Finalists were announced in July 2018.

Finalists that progress to phase 2 present their projects to an audience at the UK Passivhaus Awards ceremony on the 24th October, at London Buiild

  • Award winners were decided by an online PHT member vote in each category.
  • People's choice winner was decided by an online public vote across all finalists.



2018 UK Passivhaus Awards Ceremony at London Build - 24th October



Call for submissions opens  

29th June

Phase I submission deadline



Late July

Shortlist revealed

21st September

Phase II submission deadline

Early October

Online member voting opens

24th October

Awards ceremony & announcment of winners

*Exact dates TBC


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UK Passivhaus Awards Hall of Fame

Watch videos of previous award winners: 


  Tigh na Croit by HLM Architects: Rural Winner - UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 Lansdowne Drive, Tectonics Architects: Urban Winner - UK Passivhaus Awards 2016  


  Steel Farm, small projects winner 2015 Cre8 Barn, retrofit winner 2015 Wilkinson Primary School, large projects winner 2015


Burnham Overy Staithe, Architectural Design winner
New Farmhouse, Bespoke Project winner 2014
Coventry Eco House, cost & buildability winner 2014


  Totnes Passivhaus, Private Housing winner 2013 Lancaster Cohousing, Social Housing winner 2013 Canolfan Hyddgen, Non-Domestic winner 2013


Wimbish Passivhaus, residential winner 2012
Mayville Community Centre, retrofit winner 2012
Oakmeadow Primary School, Non-Domestic winner 2012