BRE Passivhaus design competition winner 2012
Rachel Mitchell of Green Box Associates, worked with the Passiv Collective on their award winning design for the Ravenscraig Innovation, Part sponsored by the BRE - developing the Code for Sustainable Homes strategy to achieve level 6, which complimented the Passivhaus design.
"The Passiv Collective, presented an elegant and thoroughly coherent architectural solution to the challenges of this former steelworks site. Their team managed to respond convincingly to every aspect of the Ravenscraig brief and the judges were unanimous in their praise for the quality of their submission. A genuine commitment to the task of alleviating fuel poverty and addressing wider socio-economic issues was evident in the teams motivation.
"Overall it was an inspiring competition to judge and a real testament to the growing strength of passivhaus in delivering robust solutions to low carbon building in the UK"
Robert McLeod, from Regeneration Partnership Ltd and competition judge.
Rachel Mitchel is a qualified code assesor and PassivHaus assesor based in Portsmouth, Hampshire