Prince of Wales to chair design competition
Winning house will be displayed 2013 Ideal Home Show
The Prince of Wales is set to chair a design competition for the 2013 version of the Prince’s House.
Architects under 40 are being asked to come up with proposals for a family house with traditional design elements that would “look beautiful in a street of similar houses”.
Prince’s Foundation chief executive Hank Dittmar said it was a unique opportunity.“
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The Prince’s Foundation is already committed to training and developing the next generation through the Building Skill programme and hopes that this competition will offer young designers and architects the chance to display their talents,” he said.
The winning house will be built at next year’s Ideal Home Show and the winner receive £5,000. The house will also be added to a real development site following the show.
As well as HRH Prince Charles the judging panel also includes BD’s executive editor Ellis Woodman, Hopkins Homes’ director James Hopkins, TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp and Dittmar.
Also on the panel is architect George Clarke and Media 10 director Richard Morey.
The design will be judged on four key criteria including ingenuity, firmness, commodity and delight.
The deadline for entries is the September 11.