Culham based architects lapd Architects gained Highly Commended for Sustainability at the RIBA download prize, the only award given for this category. The Download Prize covers the RIBA Southern Region of England. Of 96 schemes submitted, 26 projects were shortlisted and 6 prizes awarded.
The winning project was the conversion of the listed Dandridge’s Mill in East Hanney to provide high specification residences that are virtually zero carbon.
Trevor Avery of lapd architects said: “The standard of entries was very high, so to be given this award is significant for lapd architecture & urban regeneration. This award is the result of a good collaborative working relationship with our client that has produced a project we are all very proud off. It is a landmark sustainable project that we hope will be a catalyst for future developments and an example to everyone of good sustainable design”.
lapd Architects worked very closely with their client Hallidays Developments and Vale of White Horse Council . The project incorporates a modern day Archimedes screw (originally invented over 2300 years ago), photovoltaic panels to generate electricity and ground source heat pump providing heating from energy in the river. Sustainable design is very much part of the practice’s philosophy when designing schemes for our clients.