Multigenerational house commended at the NLA Awards
As its name suggests, the house enables different generations of the same family to live in one dwelling. Each house has a self-contained annexe, which is connected to the living space by a shared courtyard. This allows members of the household to live independently but remain close to the rest of the family.
PRP was commissioned by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) in 2012 following a successful competition. The multigenerational house is a direct response to LLDC's brief for an innovative and exemplar new housing typology to anchor their first family-friendly neighbourhood in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Many modern families have working parents, young children and aging members with increasingly complex health needs, placing pressures on families at different points of their lives. All of these aspects contribute to the need for greater choice, flexibility and adaptability of the homes we create and inhabit. The multigenerational house is a new building typology for the 21st century that supports the changing diversity of family life through generations, and boosts the longevity of those who want to establish roots in the capital.