WAN Best MMC Project Award 2017 Winner Announced

02 Mar 2018

Black Door house, a magnificent project by MC Architecture Studio Ltd wins the WAN Best MMC Project Award 2017

We are excited to announce MC Architecture Studio Ltd as winners of the WAN Best MMC Project Award 2017 with their impressive design of the Black Door house.

Driven by demands for shorter on-site build times, less disruption and more automation, our distinguished panel of industry experts were looking for innovation and new technology being applied to projects from BIM through offsite manufacture, modular units, 3D printing and mechanised installation techniques, all addressing this paradigm shift in our methods of construction.

The winning project was selected from the six shortlisted projects. This year’s jury included: Benedict Tranel, Principal at Gensler, Nigel Eckersall, Director of Design & Development at VX and Tim Partington, Board Director at Chapman Taylor. 

Jury Quotes

“An interesting play of materials and scale that creates spaces that are calm and dynamic at the same time.” Benedict Tranel

"The architectural form of Black Door House has been designed to respond to the context of its location and site. The submitted images illustrate a distinctly angular geometric form within the landscape. 

SIPs have been carefully integrated with a timber frame to provide a thermally efficient envelope which has reduced energy usage The careful design and positioning of windows takes full account of the prevailing winds to provide a naturally ventilated house with no requirement for mechanical cooling during the summer months." Tim Partington

“This project is a deserving recommendation project that exemplifies the use of Modern Methods of Construction at the local level.  Not only does the project create innovative architecture through the use of the MMC but it shows how the small scale residential projects can benefit in terms of living comfort and sustainability through MMC methods that shine as an example to the larger developer projects.” Nigel Eckersall

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank the jury, and all who entered their projects into this year’s WAN Best MMC Project 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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