A Scandinavian design consultant specializing in sustainable building and urban design, Geoff Denton has previously worked with Marks and Barfield Architects and Ralph Erskine Architects and Planners, promoting Scandinavian thinking in urban design and residential urban development.
Currently working with White Arkiteker, he has recently won the Salford House 4 Life competition, organisied by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
“For us, projects are never primarily a matter of technology and drawings. Our sights are set on creating physical space at all levels in which people and businesses can grow together.”
Chosen from fifty nine entries, the winning proposal is for the design of a development of 120 family homes in Greengate, Manchester focusing on providing sustainable healthy living.
“With a team lead by architect Geoff Denton and landscape architect Jake Ford, White arkitekter’s winning proposal combinines a robust Salford-inspired architecture with light and spacious Scandinavian family home types. Every home has access to it’s own private exterior space, whilst large gardens create a framework and focus for the community, nurturing the English love of gardening and vegetable growing. A key element of the design is a series of large-scale greenhouses within each courtyard garden, which provide practical and inspirational spaces for a sustainable family lifestyle.
The project represents the practice’s third significant commission in the UK following their appointment as architects for the regeneration of Southend-on-Sea Pier in 2008 and as Sustainability and Environmental Framework architects for the regeneration of West Gorton, Manchester in 2010.”
Come and see Geoff Denton speak at Sandbar, Manchester with Elizabeth Varley of TechHub and MUF Architects!