RIBA Awards 2011 Shortlist / by Oliver Chapman

The RIBA Award judging panel attended a visit of the low carbon affordable housing at Todlaw, Duns earlier today. The judging panel consisted of George Ferguson CBE PPRIBA, Ferguson Mann Architects (Jury Chair), David Dunbar PRIAS, Daphne Thissen (Lay Assessor) and Neil Baxter (Secretary of the RIAS).

This second phase of 12 flats sits across the road from our earlier supported housing scheme which won an RIBA Award in 2008. It's low carbon index, only 15kg/m2 is achieved by good airtightness detailing, high levels of insulation and vertical bore hole ground source heat pumps that extend 70m into the ground.