The British Homes Awards

Design Competition

WasserhausTree HouseSun DropPassiv podNaust[haus]Cor3 LivingWrap-Around Haus

The Boardwalk House wins the EcoHaus design challenge!

This year’s competition- “EcoHaus”- challenged UK architects to design an aspirational home to Passivhaus standards for a waterside site owned by the Habitat First Group. And the winning design, The Boardwalk House,  will be built at one of the waterside sites owned by the Habitat First Group.

Competition Winner
The Boardwalk House: NPS


  • Cor3 Living: Shelton Hawkins Architects
  • [naust] haus- Artform Architects
  • Sun Drop: Fluid Architecture
  • Tree House: Jon Broome Architects
  • Passiv.pod: Koru Architects
  • Wasserhaus: BrightSpace Architects
  • Wrap-Around-Haus: Stride Treglown

Pioneered and developed in Germany Passivhaus is the world’s leading low energy building standard, focussing on the building fabric combined with high levels of insulation and optimal solar gain. Excellent indoor air quality together with high levels of heat recovery are achieved with advanced heat recovery ventilation systems that transfer heat from outgoing stale air to fresh air coming into the house.

Designed to comply with passivhaus standards The Boardwlk House will present a new model for lifestyle living, being environmentally smart and providing a healthy environment for the occupants.

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Technology in harmony with architecture

Leading international manufacturer of heating systems Viessmann has been supplying highly efficient and clean heating systems for decades. Its comprehensive product range encompasses all fuel types and applications allowing it to deliver high quality, efficient and fully integrated solutions. With an output of 1.5 to 120,000 kW, Viessmann offers oil and gas fired boilers, solar thermal and photovoltaics, combined heat and power modules (CHP), ground, air and water sourced heat pumps and biomass boilers. Utilising naturally occurring heat, the comprehensive heat pump range extends from compact units for passive houses to cascaded solutions with several hundred kilowatt output.

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