Kevin McCloud

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After meeting Beacon and Christchurch City Council as part of the UK study tour, Kevin McCloud has been engaged as the international judge for design competition Breathe.

He has a particular interest in Christchurch’s rebuilt and is urging Christchurch to seize the opportunity to create a sustainable city that will be a true vision for the future.

In an open letter to the city, Kevin says: “My hope is that you, the people who live in and love Christchurch, are able to find the voice to explore and drive through the best possible ideas. And, in so doing, perhaps it’ll be possible to convey to the world a story and a setting for one of the most exciting urban design projects of the 21st century.“  See below for Kevin’s letter.

McCloud knows first hand the benefits of creating sustainable housing. He established a sustainable housing development company called Hab  (Happiness Architecture Beauty) and, in partnership with housing group  GreenSquare, developed The Triangle, a high-quality sustainable 42-home development under the name Haboakus.  The Triangle offers environmentally sustainable and affordable housing and emphasises building a community, with early consultation on the development’s design and shared gardens, green spaces and transport.

 

About Kevin

Kevin McCloud is the overseas judge of Breathe, the design competition leading to the development and design of the New Urban Village.

Kevin’s sustainable housing company called Hab (Happiness Architecture Beauty) works in a partnership with housing group GreenSquare, called Haboakus.  They have developed several projects, including The Triangle (Swindon), another 109 home development in Oxford, and the Applewood development in Gloucestershire.

Kevin McCloud is best known for Channel 4’s BAFTA-nominated Grand Designs and for his annual coverage of the Stirling Prize each October.


  • 26-Oct-2012 (Publication PUB/12)

    Open Letter to Christchurch (PDF 112KB)

    Kevin McCloud

    Breathe design competition judge Kevin McCloud urges Christchurch to seize the opportunity to create a sustainable city that will be a true vision for the future.

     

     


Kevin McCloud