Davidson Prize Longlist

We are so pleased to have been longlisted for the Davidson Prize for our “Qweensway Ringway : it’s giving Monumental Domesticity” proposal, developed in collaboration with our Chloe Luvena Dent and #savesmallbrook campaign, Birmingham City University students and Dr. Michael Dring with Webb Yates, Zero Carbon House, and Sean Burns team.

If you have time to vote for your favourite here.

The 2024 brief ‘Rethinking the home- adapt and reuse’, addresses the housing shortage in the context of climate change :

Building upon our teams activist national campaign to save Smallbrook Ringway Centre in Birmingham, we propose this modernist icon is retained, linking the paradigmatic shift from carbon-intensive modes of building to new nurtured experiences of urban living in co-existence and queer kinship.

Domestic interiors are negotiated within the existing reinforced concrete frame, adaptable to lifestyle choice and circumstance- with panels grown on site in renewable biomaterials such as cross laminated bamboo and hemp.

The south facade becomes an inhabited winter garden enclosed by over a thousand windows salvaged from the north elevation of the Ringway centre.

Our proposal foregrounds inclusive fair housing and contemporary practices in conservation, whilst setting new standards for carbon reduction.