Passivhaus – Innovation in practice

Client: BRE and Development Partners
Status: Planning Stage 

Kirsty Maguire is a founding member of The Passiv Collective along with Grigor Mitchell, another passivhaus architect. We are delighted to be winners of the BRE Passivhaus Competition for the Innovation Park at Ravenscraig as well as awarded their ‘Commendation for Innovation’.

This design is conceived as both a demonstration of a high performance product and as a demonstration process for achieving best practice. The proposals have been developed to be suitable for a range of sites across Scotland as follows:

  • rural one off houses
  • semi detached housing
  • terraced developments
  • and the aesthetic can be varied with different materials and house sizes to suit whilst sticking to the template.

The design responds to both European level best practice and research as well as the specific context of the Scottish housing market and planning context, addressing user concerns including very high levels of fuel poverty by reducing fossil fuel dependence and improving energy security and occupant well being. It focuses on replicability and flexibility.

Much of Scottish settlements are low density suburbs, villages or rural hamlets or individual properties and this design is intended to be used in a range of areas.

We are looking for more development partners to join the team. Please get in touch if you would like more information.

Images courtesy of The Passiv Collective.