News release - Don’t Move, Improve! 2014 open for entries

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Bermondsey Warehouse Loft by FORM design architecture © Charles Hosea

News release – Wednesday 10 September
Don’t Move, Improve! 2014 open for entries

Don’t Move, Improve! 2014 now open for entries, submission deadline 5pm on Tuesday 14 October 2014

NLA is inviting submissions by Tuesday 12 October 2014 for Don't Move, Improve! 2014 – a competition, now in its fifth year, to find London’s best new home extensions and interior design projects that deliver more space to live.

With London’s overheated property market continuing to restrict the delivery and purchase of new homes, many are adapting what they have to create more space. The competition in association with Heal’s, British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) and RIBA London seeks to find the best and most innovative ways to create more space to live London, and is open to architectural practices, interior designers and homeowners who have completed home extensions or interior design projects in Greater London within the last three years.

Shortlisted projects will be judged by an eminent jury including Peter Murray, Chairman of NLA, and Philippa Stockley, Former Deputy Editor of the Evening Standard, Luke Tozer, Director of Pitman Tozer, Carmel Allen, Creative Director of Heal’s, as well as representatives from BIID and RIBA within the following categories:

> Home Extension: Single unit homes that have been extended or structurally refurbished to create more space
> Home Interior Design: Home interior design projects which improve the design and usability of space

Across the two categories, special prizes may also be awarded for:

> Best Use of Timber
> Best Use of Brick
> Best Use of Glass
> Most Sustainable
> Most Cost Effective
> Best Historic Intervention

Shortlisted and winning projects will be showcased in a free public exhibition at NLA’s galleries in The Building Centre, WC1 over December 2014 and January 2015. Shortlisted and winning practices will also be invited to take part in the NLA Don't Move, Improve! open day, taking place on Saturday 24 January 2015, offering free design consultations and talks for homeowners looking to extend or improve their home.

How to enter:

> One project per entry form
> An entry fee of £120+VAT or £90+VAT for NLA members
> Projects must have been completed within the last three years and be based within   Greater London
> Deadline for entries: Tuesday 14 October, 5pm
> For further information please visit http://newlondonarchitecture.org/DMI14, alternatively please email jenine.hudson@newlondonarchitecture.org or call 020 7636 4044

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