2024 RESULTS

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.

WINNER

Studio Saar, Landstory, Stories, BAS, Megaphone Creative

Apartment Store is the winner of The Davidson Prize 2024, and £10,000 prize money.

Apartment Store focuses on a redundant Art Deco department store in Taunton, Devon, to explore how vacant retail space in the UK’s towns and cities could be reinvented as new homes and buzzing circular economy hubs. The model is designed to act as a defibrillator in increasingly hollowed-out town-centres.

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PEOPLE'S CHOICE PRIZE

The winner of the first People’s Choice Prize was Apartment Store by Studio Saar, Landstory, Stories, BAS, Megaphone Creative.

Almost 2000 people voted in the public poll, with Apartment Store receiving over one quarter of the votes.

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CHAIR'S HIGHLY COMMENDED

In a first for The Davidson Prize, Amandeep Singh Kalra, Chair of the jury, awarded a commendation to The Pylon Network, by Ground Practice Tropisms / German Nieva, Yasmin Lennon-Chong, Elena Tamosiunaite.

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THE FINALISTS

THE LONGLIST

Bedrock
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

CHUTE
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

PLATT-PACKA HUS
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

Agri-Fabric
Leep Class Q

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

Inside + outside
LOYN + CO ARCHITECTS

Transforming industrial sheds into community-led housing

The Food Collective: A Hundred Year Cookbook
NewCommon

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

The Exchange
Pollard Thomas Edwards, Material Index, KNArchitects

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

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

JUDGES

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