The proposal for ISOVER Multi-Comfort House Contest 2012,
2nd place on competition 1st stage.
The aim of the competition is to create Regeneration and community development in Trent Basin, Nottingham, UK, which meet Passive House requirments.
Under the current economic pressure, cities are no longer able to develop the way they used to, especially in the regeneration of unused industrial areas, which have become increasingly in demand due to lack of housing and infrastructure. Although nearby, they represent disconnected areas from the city centres. Considering that city expansion and large regeneration schemes remain as unrealised masterplans due to shortage of public funds and lack of incentive to private initiatives, its now a challenge to devise schemes which could trigger
progressive regeneration in harmony with existing urban structures. From an environmental perspective, large amounts of infrastructure and many buildings, which could have been adopted and reused, have been destroyed. The destruction of heritage and memory, the environmental cost of wilful demolition and the scale, speed of erection and brutality of the new are most of the time too much for communities to absorb. Therefore, revitalising bits of the City that need repair, that need healing is becoming increasingly important.