The theme of the fourth £25,000 annual Davidson Prize was 'Rethinking Home - Adapt and Reuse'. The brief asked multi-disciplinary teams to communicate inventive solutions to address housing shortage in the context of climate change.


Robin Hood Co-Living Community
Alma-nac, Constant SD, Eric Guibert, Mark Blackwell

A co-living community in a decommissioned airport

Artefact, Albion Stone, Civic Square, JCLA, Webb Yates, B-Side

Building a new model for bio-regional housing using stone waste from a redundant quarry

Regeneration Rent
Ben Taylor with Line Undrawn, Dr Matthew Creasey and Charlotte Airey

Repurposing grazing lands into almshouses for Generation Rent

Biomimicry Atelier

Experimental self-build bamboo housing above a derelict London station

Heavenly Mansions
Gatti Routh Rhodes (with St. Anne’s Hoxton, Bernadette Cunningham and Webb Yates)

Retrofitting churches to bring affordable housing to young people and key workers

Goldstein Heather Architects, Civic Engineers and Jessica Davey

Mining and reusing materials from unused buildings to create new homes

The Pylon Network
GROUND Practice (Tropisms / German Nieva, Yasmin Lennon-Chong, Elena Tamosiunaite)

Repurposing decommissioned pylon frames as off-grid living environments

The Flax Works
Hewin, Rizzle + Baise

Ecologically driven modular housing in gasometers

Hope Point Neighbourhood
Hope, Hummocks & Flarks

Reimagining post-industrial ruins to restore damaged landscapes

QWEENsway Ringway
Intervention Architecture with Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, Save Smallbook Ringway, Zero Carbon House, Webb Yates Engineers and Sean Burn

Retrofitting a modernist icon into low-carbon inclusive housing

Leep Class Q

Repurposing disused farm buildings into a self-build eco-conscious community

Inside + outside

Transforming industrial sheds into community-led housing

The Food Collective: A Hundred Year Cookbook

Transforming a railway station into a self-sustainable housing scheme with organic food production and farming at its heart

Harlow Re-New Town
OEB Architects / Yaa Projects / Nick Bano / Dominic Humphrey / Stuti Bansal

Repurposing brownfield sites as community-owned and -built communities

The Exchange
Pollard Thomas Edwards, Material Index, KNArchitects

Refurbishing telephone exchanges into cooperative, self-build housing and maker workshops

Apartment Store
Studio Saar, Landstory, Stories, BAS, Megaphone Creative

Utilising vacant retail space as a circular economy hub

The Nest
Tuckey Design Studio, Office Sian, Poplar HARCA, Studio Knight Stokoe, Webb Yates Engineers, Jane Derges

Interventions in existing civic structures to provide guardianship in exchange for low-energy homes


Amandeep Singh Kalra Associate Director Be First
Duncan Campbell Director Atelier Ten
Alice Finney Design Editor Elle Decoration UK
Miles Mitchell Commercial Lead Total Synergy
Annalie Riches Co-founder Mikhail Riches
Alex Turner Co-founder Studio MUTT