green|spaces To Announce Winner In NextGen Homes – A Design Competition And Development

Thursday, September 04, 2014

On Sept. 16, green|spaces will showcase the top six designs submitted for the NextGen Homes - A Design Competition & Development along with announcing the winning team who will go on to construct the homes in the Northshore.

This competition was intended to be as much as a teaching tool for regional design professionals and builders as it is a means to arrive at the best possible design solution for a challenging site with high performance goals for energy, water, materials, and health. The quality, budget, and feasibility of the designs are especially important as we intend to work with the winning team to develop a complete set of construction documents, and then build their design on the site, subject to financial and regulatory approval at each phase,” said Michael Walton, executive director of green|spaces.

Teams consisted of at least one architect/designer, one engineer, and one contractor/manufacturer all practicing, teaching, or building within a 200 mile radius of the project site at 677-703 Hamilton Ave. 19 teams registered from across the Southeast including Asheville and Knoxville. The majority of the teams in the completion were from Chattanooga. Only one design will be built by green|spaces but the others will be posted on the www.greenspaceschattanooga.com website. Future homeowners will be able to access the designs to see which they prefer and be connected with the designer and contractors.

The winning team will be awarded $10,000 in addition to the potential paid commission for the development of construction documents andpublic recognition at the awards event. Additionally, five finalists will receive $1,000 each and public recognition at the awards event at Loose Cannon on Sept. 16.

Construction of the homes is planned to begin in 2015. “Once the first home is complete, it will be open to the public for tours. We want to educate everyone on new products and technologies that they can implement if they are building a new home or renovating. The technology is available, cost effective and provides long term savings for the homeowner along with the benefits to the health of the homeowner and the environment,” said Dawn Hjelseth, director of Development at green|spaces. After the tours, the homes will be sold to the public to fund future projects at green|spaces.

For more information on the competition or to RSVP to attend the event, visit www.greenspaceschattanooga.com/nextgen.

Sponsorship of the development is still available. Contact Dawn Hjelseth at 423 648-0963 for details.


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