WAN Future Projects Residential Award 2017 Winner Announced

Thursday 01 Mar 2018

Visionary The Clusters in the Forest by FRIS & MOLTKE Architects champions Future Projects Residential Award 2017

We are delighted to announce that FRIS & MOLTKE are winners of the WAN Future Projects Residential Award 2017 with their impressive design, The Clusters in the Forest

FRIS & MOLTKE design were chosen by our esteemed jury panel, who considered a shortlist of six entries in detail before selecting this year’s winner. This year’s judges, chosen for their expertise in this field, were: Lotta Nyman, Associate Director at Levitt Bernstein, Carl Vann, Equity Partner at Pollard Thomas Edwards, Andrew Waugh, Director at Waugh Thistleton Architects and Cian Davis, Studio Director at Bates Smart.

Jury quotes:

“I really like how this has interesting variations within the clusters, enabling different sizes of accommodation. I really like how sensitive it is to its setting and how the ground floor feels lifted up, so that the forest continues through. It’s very contextual and it sits beautifully within the forest. They’ve spent some time looking at different cluster configurations and variations of typologies within them. It feels carefully considered with everyone getting views.” Lotta Nyman

“It’s a clear winner. The quality of the scheme really sets it quite high above the rest. What I like about the quality of it is it’s quite a modest, quiet scheme. It fits into its context both in terms of its material and in terms of the plan and the way in which it works into the sculptured landscape. It’s quite high density too and doesn't waste any space.” Andrew Waugh

“It does appear as if it’s been conceived as a couple of joint houses but it's actually an apartment building scaled down. It deals with model living in its context. Model housing that actually feels sensitive to where it is in its site.” Cian Davis

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank not only the jury, but all who entered their projects into this year’s WAN Future Projects Residential Award 2017.

All 2018 WAN AWARDS categories are open for entry with a special early bird discount available until 29th March. For more information, please click HERE

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