The 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize has unveiled a shortlist of five finalists. The shortlisted entries, though all very different from each other, provide valuable ideas about how best to deliver a new garden city which is visionary, economically viable and popular.
The five finalists are:
•Barton Willmore, led by James Gross
•Chris Blundell FRICS FCIH, Director of Development & Regeneration at Golding Homes
•David Rudlin of URBED, with Nicholas Falk (also URBED) and input from Jon Rowland (John Rowland Urban Design), Joe Ravetz (Manchester University) and Peter Redman (Managing Director, Policy and Research at TradeRisks Ltd) •Shelter, the leading housing and homelessness charity, led by their Head of Policy Toby Lloyd
•Wei Yang & Partners in collaboration with Buro Happold Consulting Engineers, led by Pat Willoughby.
A selection of finalist images above include:
Top left: Shelter
Top right: Urbed
Bottom left: Wei Yang
Bottom right: Shelter
The finalists are now being challenged to refine their submissions in the second round of the completion. Finalists will be given until 11 August to develop and resubmit their entries, from which the Judges will choose an overall winner. The winner will receive £250,000.
You can find a press release on the finalists' announcement here