Case studies

Read more about award-winning schemes and the best of international housing design.  See who won Building for Life Awards in 2009.

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  • Icon - Lime Tree Square. Photo by Knightstone Housing Association

    Icon - Lime Tree Square

    Street, Somerset

    A great scheme which uses an innovative approach to highways design to put the pedestrian first, redefine the idea of the square and create a series of social spaces.

  • Im Raiser

    Stuttgart, Germany

    Im Raiser provided the opportunity to focus a considerable amount of family friendly housing on a brownfield site in close proximity to existing workplaces, infrastructure and amenities.

  • Ingress Park

    Greenhithe, Kent

    Ingress Park is a seven-year programme to build 950 homes, shops, live-work units and a new school on the south side of the River Thames about one mile east of the Dartford Crossing.

  • Kabelwerk


    A brownfield site with a mix of accommodation types and densities that was redeveloped as a result of an excellent consultation and plenty of community participation.

  • Lacuna

    West Malling, Kent

    This award winning project combines the need to meet economic objectives with that of sustainability.

  • Langerak 2

    Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Leidsche Rijn is a large city extension plan of more than 30,000 dwellings to house 80,000 residents to be built on the edge of the city of Utrecht by 2015.

  • Maurer Court

    Greenwich Millennium Village, London

    Greenwich Millennium Village (GMV) is a pioneering development in terms of its technology, design and location.

  • Mealhouse Brow

    Mealhouse Brow


    Part of Northern Counties Housing Association’s regeneration of Stockport town centre, Mealhouse Brow has created new homes and shops while conserving the area's rich history. Designed by TADW Architects.

  • Mecanoo Housing at Nieuw Terbregge

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    A sustainable housing development within the Nieuw-Terbregge neighbourhood uses terraces and communal decks to foster a strong sense of community. Designed by Mecanoo Architects.

  • Neu-Oerlikon

    Zurich, Switzerland

    The 55 hectares of Neu-Oerlikon (previously "Zentrum Zürich Nord"), are being developed on one of the largest inner-urban brownfield sites in Switzerland, occupied by heavy industry until the 1980s.

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