Launched in early 2012, our 150th anniversary year, the focus of the "150 Homes for 150 Years" competition is the 21st century Peabody vision, in particular the relationship between buildings and the open spaces around them.
We invited applications from all levels of architectural practice, student to professional, to provide outline designs for the new housing development, factoring the changing landscapes of 21st century London.
Judges of our competition to design a Peabody estate have shortlisted five entries, ahead of the special reception on 17 May, where they will reveal their final choice.
The winner will be asked to develop their proposal to a full planning application for an exemplar housing development of approximately 150 homes on a four-acre site in East London.
Also announced on 17 May will be the winners of our parallel competition, where conceptual designs without architectural limits were invited from applicants who didn’t meet our qualification criteria. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cash prizes will be awarded.
You can view the 5 finalists, along with the 14 other entries initially selected, and the 13 conceptual designs, at a free exhibition at New London Architecture, Central London, until 9 June.
Peabody Chief Executive Stephen Howlett said:
"I am looking forward to seeing 21st Century Peabody in action where the new homes and spaces we create not only meet local housing needs but really connect with the wider Plaistow community."
Held at the NLA on 24 May, this is an opportunity to meet the winning architectural practice and hear them discuss their submission.
The breakfast talk is free to attend - you just need to register.
The Peabody team will be on-hand to answer questions.
The competition judges:
- Paul Finch, Editor, Architect’s Journal, Chair and Director Design Council CABE (Chair of the panel)
- Angela Brady, president of RIBA
- Councillor Conor McAuley, Executive Member for Regeneration and Strategic Planning, London Borough of Newham
- Mathew Frith, deputy chief executive of London Wildlife Trust
- June Welcome, Peabody board member and Newham resident, and a representative from LB Newham
- Chris Strickland, Chair of Peabody
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