Rob Henry has won second prize in the New Experimental Architectural Typologies (NEAT) Competition run by the ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. The competition asked entrants to create a scheme for a new housing type for Canberra that is contemporary, sustainable and affordable. The brief also asked entrants to break the rules and develop ideas that challenged existing planning laws. Rob has done exactly that with his entry - submerged; a plan for a medium density community that maximises green space.
The prize gives Rob the opportunity to travel to investigate an alternative housing typology outside of Canberra; after his trip Rob will give talk at the ACT Chapter of the Institute. Sponsors of the prize include the Land Development Agency, ACT Government Directorate of Environment and Planning and Defence Housing Australia.