Inspirational Designs

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Inspirational Designs

A new design exemplar webpage is now available on the Scottish Government website. This promotes good quality housing design and placemaking throughout Scotland and is a ‘live’ resource database and will be expanded, over time, as more projects receive rewards.

The webpage is intended to inspire you; whether you’re a design professional or have little or no design knowledge, highlighting what has been built in Scotland and what is possible to achieve in the future. The overall aim is to make Scotland the best place that it can be.

The housing projects have been selected from a range of national and local design awards, which have either received a commendation or an award in the last 3 years. The project descriptions analyse the case studies in terms of 6 qualities of successful places as set out in Design Places and Designing Streets these are:

– Distinctive
– Safe and pleasant
– Easy to move around
– Welcoming
– Adaptable
– Resource efficient

You can search through the exemplars either via Local Authority areas or by selecting specific project types. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/AandP/InspirationalDesigns

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