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UK Passivhaus Awards 2014      

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Winners & Finalists Shortlist 


Benefits of entering

Awards Timeline

Awards Ceremony



The aim of the UK Passivhaus Awards 2014 was to promote the Passivhaus Standard in the UK, to encourage drive and enthusiasm for the Passivhaus standard, to gather evidence that Passivhaus buildings address occupant health and well-being, energy saving and other sustainability issues.

2014 Objectives:

  1. to recognise that Passivhaus buildings in the UK can be beautiful and aesthetically pleasing
  2. to highlight that Passivhaus building can be build cost effectively 
  3. to demonstrate that Passivhaus buildings perform as well as predicted

call for entries


Architectural Design Sponsored by Munster Joinery

Bespoke Project Design Sponsored by Ecology 

Cost & Buildability Sponsored by Saint-Gobain


Shortlist Finalists & Winners

The judges have deliberated, and the shortlist for the UK Passivhaus Awards 2014, sponsored by Saint-Gobain is below:

Architectural Design Category: sponsored by Munster

WINNER: Burnham Overy Staithe
Parsons + Whittley Architects

Burnham Overy Staithe

Social housing - Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk
Three Passivhaus affordable homes within the North Norfolk AONB, reflecting the local vernacular of traditional fishermen's cottages.

Hindolveston Road Housing
Mole Architects


Affordable housing - Fulmodeston, Norfolk
Consists of 2/3-bed semi-detached houses, two of which are Passivhaus accredited. Built under Rural Exception Housing policies.

Standings Court
MH Architect

Standings Court

Social housing - Horsham, West Sussex
Redeveloped brownfield site providing 38 homes including 12 Passivhaus. The houses are arranged into a series of terraces that form a coherent street block, optimising orientation and forming ‘green rooms’ around the mature trees.

Bespoke Project Design Category: Sponsored by Ecology

WINNER: New Farmhouse
Kirsty Maguire Architects


Private dwelling - Ayrshire, Scotland
The first passivhaus in Ayrshire; inspired by  vernacular haysheds which respond to local climatic conditions. Balancing views, sunlight, and low maintenance, the design reflects the forms & colours of the landscape.

River Studio
Sjolander da Cruz Architects


Office - Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Enerphit studio space for the Architects that re-uses slab and structure balancing architecture and physics, providing a comfortable environment, and embracing surrounding countryside.

Stories Mews
Richard Dudzicki Associates Ltd

 Stories Mews

Private Work/Live - Camberwell, London
A modern terraced house with an artist's studio that can be completely annexed from the living area. Stringent constraints of a tight urban site in a conservation area.

Cost & Build-ability Category: Sponsored by Saint-Gobain

WINNER: Coventry Eco House
Beattie Passive, Encraft & FORCE
Coventry Eco House
Multiple homes - Coventry
Two 3-bedroom detached houses for Orbit Homes meet the needs of the local community and comprehensively assess the effects of building to UK CfSH Level 6 & to Passivhaus standard within a restricted budget. 

Paul McAlister Architects
Private dwelling - Northern Ireland
New build sustainable family home in a rural context. The project was achieved within a limited budget to meet Passivhaus Standard.

Hart Lea
Hart Lea
Multiple homes - Sandiacre, Derbyshire
First domestic new build properties in the East Midlands to achieve Passivhaus certification.

PHT Press release



The award entries where shortlist by a panel of experts:

Nick Grant - Technical Director, Passivhaus Trust

Kym Mead - Associate Director, Passivhaus Trust

Dr. Mark Gillott – Professor, Nottingham University

Hattie Hartman – Sustainability Editor, The Architect’s Journal

Bill Butcher – Director, Green Building Store



Benefits of entering

  • The UK Passivhaus Awards are the only dedicated awards for Passivhaus in the UK.
  • All shortlisted projects in the awards will be promoted as pioneers of their sector through all the Passivhaus Trust marketing channels and the media. 
  • The shortlisted projects will be featured prominently on the Passivhaus Trust website, which attracts over 16,000 page impressions per month.
  • All shortlisted entrants and their projects will also be featured in a special edition of the Passivhaus Trust newsletter which reaches over 2,000 developers, housing associations, architects, engineering consultants and other organisations in 15 countries.
  • The shortlisted entry teams/ individuals will be invited to present their project at the Awards ceremony to take place on 1 July 2014 to an audience of key industry leaders, clients, architects and engineering consultants.
  • In addition, all projects shortlisted in the 2014 UK Passivhaus Awards, will feature in an A1 poster exhibition at the UK Passivhaus conference 2014 and at other major Passivhaus events.
  • The winning projects will feature in a special edition of the Passivhaus Trust newsletter and will receive detailed coverage in the Passive House+ magazine.


The 2014 Awards timeline

05 May             

Awards Launch at Ecobuild

14 May  

Phase I submission deadline

04 June  

Announcement of Shortlisted projects

20 June 

Phase II submission deadline

25 June

Online Member voting opens

30 June

Online member closes 5pm.

01 July   

Presentations and voting for shortlisted projects & Announcement of winners at 4th Awards ceremony


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