Project 2020 Design Competition

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Project 2020 Design Competition

June 14, 2016


Project 2020 involves exploring and evaluating trends, changes and new innovations in design, architecture, technology, materials and methodology with the aim of shaping, designing and future-proofing the Taylor Wimpey design range for 2020 and beyond, fully reflecting customer lifestyles, needs, and expectations.

As part of this vision we are holding a two stage architectural competition to create new house typologies. In 2018 we plan to build the winning prototypes. The winner will have the opportunity to have their designs replicated across Taylor Wimpey’s wider standard portfolio of homes.

Help us design our future house type range.

What does the home have to do?

In stage one we would like you to excite us with your concept, key things we would like you to demonstrate in your design are;

Design Qualities

Natural light
Space for living and storage
Flexibility and adaptability
Health and wellbeing

Functional Requirements

Plot efficiency
Adaptability to different design contexts
Replicability and scalability

Technology & Construction

Suitability for high volume build
Responsiveness to future energy requirements in building regulations
Compliance with technical housing standards – nationally described space standard
A fabric first approach
Flexibility in build methodology
Implementation of Smart Homes technology

About project 2020 – key areas of research

  • Demographics
  • Customer needs and expectations
  • Sustainability of raw materials
  • Alternative build methodologies
  • New products and innovations
  • Evolution of build materials
  • Smart Homes technology
  • International best practice
  • Skill sets
  • Unique selling points
  • Supply chain innovation
  • Strategic partnerships with academia
  • House-type design
  • Futureproofing design

Stage One – Conceptual Design

In stage one we would like you to design one house which can be used in a number of ways, as shown below, and embodies design responses that can be replicated and scaled across detailed designs in stage two.

Stage two – detailed design

In stage two we will issue a separate and more comprehensive brief in which we will be looking for you to;

Design and develop four homes in more detail to show how you respond to different market and demographic conditions

Illustrate how your design combines with and responds to different contexts. We will provide you with two sites

Demonstrate how your designs can be built using various build methodologies

Explore cost-effective high quality volume delivery

Continue to excite us and our future customers with your designs

Please visit – for full competition details.


June 14, 2016
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