Beyond-19 design competition: 20 ideas for post-pandemic living

By PRP – 17 September 2020

PRP reveals the winner of its internal design competition seeking big ideas for post-pandemic living. Architectural Assistant Dimple Shah’s idea Revealing Spaces Within Spaces was selected amongst twenty entries for her innovating thinking to apartment living after Covid-19.

The experience of working from home during lockdown, and on-going home-working for many has thrown up numerous issues about how we live and the restrictions we face in applying the design standards that we currently use across the UK.

As a response, Dimple imagined an apartment with a number of moving walls that can be easily closed or opened to accommodate the whole family whether they’re looking for a place to relax, train, focus or socialise.

The design competition

PRP held an internal ideas competition on post-pandemic living in order to express the various new ideas that are currently coursing through the practice and to explore news ones.

The brief tasked architects and designers to envision what post-pandemic living could look like with special attention given to the following:

  • Imagine an evolved dwelling typology taking on board lessons learned
  • Create capability for homeworking
  • Incorporate technological installations with environmental considerations to improve future conditions
  • Improve landscape and amenity associated with communal living
  • Improve urban design and public space
  • And improve health and wellbeing

All 20 entries can be viewed Beyond-19.


Notes to editor

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Few know as much about housing design and urban regeneration as PRP. With over 55 years’ experience to draw on, PRP has established an exemplary track record in the design and delivery of homes and places of varying scale, complexity and diversity. PRP employs more than 250 staff across its London, Manchester and Surrey studios.