The winning project was selected from the six shortlisted projects. The simplicity of the project and the fantastic social impact made One More Room stand out as a clear winner. This year’s experienced panel were: Jo McCafferty, Director at Levitt Bernstein, Seth Rutt Senior Partner at HawkinsBrown, Ollie Spragley, Planning and Design Manager at The Collective and Jean-Christophe Masson, Co-founder at Hamonic+Masson & Associés.
“Very clever way to increase the living standards of vast numbers of people with what they already have. Improvement of existing over replacement has a huge amount of potential with regards to waste created in replacement of buildings.” Ollie Spragley
“It is positive to see a low-cost, affordable proposal that brings dignity to humble materials.” Seth Rutt
“Clever, simple, cheap, thoughtful and a good use of space - a sensitive response to the specific problem of dense, substandard low quality housing in Morelos, Mexico.” Jo McCafferty
“Human preoccupation is present in this project. The addition of a new form creates a new space within the home, with much more air and light. The specific architectural tools maximize quality of life and have a strong impact, with new urban form with a distinct force. A simple solution with a strong effect.” Jean-Christophe Masson
We’d like to take the opportunity to thank the jury, and all who entered their projects into this year’s WAN Social Housing Award 2017.
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