Getting HAPPI - A review of the winning 2015 design awards

Cover Case Study Report HAPPI

Since 2010 the Housing Design Awards have championed a handful of developments that each year highlighted what good senior housing could be.

But 2015 was the year design quality went mainstream with winners that were not just 'best in class' but the class acts across all housing development.

This Housing LIN case study report reviews key trends across shortlisted entries in all categories of the 2015 awards, both HAPPI and non-HAPPI, and highlights how HAPPI characteristics are informing a new generation of housing.

It shows how increasingly fine the line is between good 'open market' apartments and homes designed specifically to HAPPI principles.