British Award for Recycled building

A team of 80 volunteers had built a temporary theatre out of wooden pallets last summer for the 2010 Londen Festival of Architecture. The building which had won the Architect’s Journal Small Projects Award, was the JellyFish Theatre.

This particular building has been made by all sorts of found materials, including 800 pallets, junk theatre sets and old kitchen units. The ‘junkitecture’ was built for just 17.000 dollars by the German architects Köbberling and Kaltwasser. This temporary theatre had 120 seats and was described by the competition judges as the most inventive project, which was done with enthusiasm.

LincolnMiles Architecture had won the second price in this contest. They had built a little bungalow The architectural designer and his wife wanted to build on the Isle of Wight. Unfortunately they were unable to find a good piece of land. They decided to find a bungalow on a prime piece of land after that. They started to rebuild one. They recycled 70 existing bungalows, keeping some of their features and adding a three-storey extension with an upstairs bedroom.
A highly commended award was also given to Moving Architectur for its Greyfriars Surgery project in Hereford. An extension was added to a historically designated building. It had to respect both the practical needs of doctors’ offices and relate to the historical setting.