The theme of the second £25,000 annual Davidson Prize was ‘Co–Living – A New Future?’. The brief asked whether co-living could offer a transformative key to the design of our homes – as well as our communities. The overall winner and People's Choice winner were announced at a live ceremony in June 2022 during the London Festival of Architecture.

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Charles Holland Architects with Quality of Life Foundation, Verity-Jane Keefe, Joseph Zeal-Henry

In June 2022, The Davidson Prize announced Co-Living in the Countryside as the winner of the £10,000 prize. The judges particularly noted the flexibility of this proposal. Brownfield sites in rural locations are a very real problem that they felt was well addressed by this project. The judges also commended the teams research on governance.

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The winner of the first People’s Choice Prize was Recipro-City by Heta Architects

In 2022, 439 people voted for their favourite idea from the longlist. The public felt that this solution demonstrated a strong integration of social value and circular economy principles, that it would provide support to marginalised groups, and represented positive change towards more inclusive and supportive communities. Comments also applauded the way the concept addressed the challenges of loneliness and homelessness and would help bring communities together, unifying us in a post-Covid world.

The People’s Choice Prize which is sponsored by VitrA Bathrooms. The winning team and one winning voter received a VitrA x Tom Dixon ceramic stool.



Co-Living Retrofit
Azhar Architecture

Re-thinking tower blocks for co-living

A Culture of Community
Baillie Baillie Architects and Community Land Scotland

A new model for rural development

Co-Living in the Countryside
Charles Holland Architects with Quality of Life Foundation, Verity-Jane Keefe, Joseph Zeal-Henry

Re-invigorating rural communities with co-living

It Takes A Village

Child-centred co-living

Curious Minds Society
Child Graddon Lewis, Split, Eley Kishimoto & Hungry Sandwich

Humanising the scale of the city with co-living

Heta Architects

Nurturing new kinds of communities with social value

Urban Network of Collective Care
Living Streets

A network of community care

Moebius Studio

Facilitating co-living with knowledge and resources

NAME Architecture + airc.digital

Sustainable urban retrofit for co-living

Retrofitting Co-Living
Team 5

Creating co-living networks through food

A Model for Progressive ‘Family’ Housing
The Progressive Housing Design Group

A co-living model for single parents

Care / Ring
Tonkin Liu

Embedding daily rituals of community care

A Taste of Home
Will King + Hari Kumar

Co-living to integrate new refugees into communities

Co-Living Works!
Workhome Project

Social infrastructure for city co-living


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