You may have seen some of the previous blog posts that we’ve posted such as ‘Passivhaus: Explained in 90 Seconds‘ or ‘How to turn your house into a home‘. But what do award-winning Passivhaus developments actually look like?
We’ve got you covered.
Enjoy browsing through the videos below to see a few examples of winning entrants from previous years of the UK Passivhaus Awards :
Tigh Na Croit
Introducing Tigh Na Croit, a stunning property set in the Scottish Highlands. Winner of the Rural Category of the UK Passivhaus Awards 2016, the high quality, low energy home nestles quietly into an area of former crofting land and is inspired by highland and rural design whilst achieving Passivhaus standards.
Winner in the Urban Category of the UK Passivhaus Awards 2016. A zinc clad two-story Passivhaus home located in a Conservation Area in East London was erected in a few days from pre-fabricated structural Cross Laminated Timber panels.
Winner of the Bespoke Project Design category for the UK Passivhaus Awards 2014. Standing on a rise in rolling farmland, with views to the sea, Ailsa Craig & Arran, the dramatic setting required a bold & sensitive approach to root the farmhouse in its context. Rather than create another ‘house’, the farm cluster was extended in a traditional way – adding a vernacular hayshed – with colours chosen to match the red earth.
Wilkinson Primary School
Winner in the Large Projects category of the UK Passivhaus Awards 2015. A second generation Passivhaus primary school that takes the brief beyond necessary requirements. The design addresses future needs of a 21st century learning environment with various innovations to improve performance & sustainability.
Winner in the Small Projects category of the UK Passivhaus Awards 2015. A reinterpretation of the traditional farmstead. Materials, form and proportion are in harmony with the region; culminating in a vibrant home with a distinct sense of place.
Burnham Overy Staithe
Winner of the Architectural Design Category of the UK Passivhaus Awards 2014. Consisting of a terrace of three dwellings, these Passivhaus units form part of a mixed development of affordable and open market housing on a planning exception site within the North Norfolk AONB, reflecting the local vernacular of traditional fisherman’s cottages.
Exeter City Living
Exeter City Living (ECL) are a profit-for-purpose limited company. We are an innovative and sustainable housing developer who seek to play a key role in creating communities and delivering environmental property developments long into the future.
To find out more, or enquire about our homes (built to exacting Passivhaus standards like the properties above), enquire through the Contact Us page.