Grant Associates celebrates Stirling Prize win

Landscape architects Grant Associates scooped top Stirling Prize honours for its part in the acclaimed Accordia housing development in Cambridge.

The £38m Accordia housing scheme was picked out for its high quality architecture and public spaces.

Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Alison Brooks Architects, and Macreanor Lavington Accordia, Accordia won the 13th RIBA Stirling Prize in association with The Architects' Journal.

Grant Associates worked with the architects to provide landscape design on the brownfield site, formerly owned by the military.

The Stirling Prize judges said the scheme showed high-quality could still be achieved in volume housing:

This is high density housing at its very best, demonstrating that volume house-builders can deliver high quality architecture – and that as a result they can improve their own bottom line.

This provides a new model for outside-inside life with interior rooftop spaces, internal courtyards and large semi-public community gardens.


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