April 2011



The Prince's Foundation Monthly Newsletter April 2011 - Highgrove Gardens competition results, articles, interviews, subscriber offers...

The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment
Dear Subscriber,



The Prince's Foundation made Earl's Court their new home in March, bringing HRH The Prince of Wales’s answer to eco-living – a traditionally built low carbon home made from natural materials, to the Ideal Home Show 2011. We had tens of thousands of visitors to the Prince's House and many people left us with encouraging comments. The Foundation staff did a fantastic job of answering questions about the principles behind the design of the house and we have put together some more information on this and the products in the house on our website. We must say a big thank you to the sponsors of the house, interior designer Christina Moore, the suppliers of all the wonderful products in the house, our ambassadors Kirstie Allsop and George Clarke and to everyone who came along to see us!


If you are one of the 5,000 people who gave us your name at the Ideal Home Show and are reading our e-bulletin for the first time - welcome! We hope you enjoy it and we look forward to keeping you updated with our news. For those of you that didn't get a chance to see the house - we are taking it up to Scotland for the Ideal Home Show Scotland from 27th - 30th May 2011.
George Clarke Interview

CELEBRITY INTERVIEW WITH FOUNDATION AMBASSADOR GEORGE CLARKE!

We caught up with Foundation Ambassador and Architect George Clarke, at the Ideal Home Show to ask him a few questions about the Prince's House and his work with the Foundation. To find out what George has to say click here.




Young Gardener Awards

AWARDS TO YOUNG STUDENT GARDEN DESIGNERS

HRH The Prince of Wales, who was on a royal visit to this year’s Ideal Home Show, joined garden designers and Ideal Home Show Ambassadors Diarmuid Gavin and David Domony to present the inaugural  ‘Young Garden Designers of the Year’ Award 2011. Read more here.
About The Foundation

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION


The Prince’s Foundation is an educational charity which transforms lives by making great places. For more information about our UK and International projects and research and Education Programme, please see our website.
HRH Prince of Wales

The Foundation President

HRH The Prince of Wales

The Prince’s Charities is a group of not-for-profit organisations of which The Prince of Wales is President: 18 of the 20 charities were founded personally by The Prince Read more…

SUPPORT THE FOUNDATION

To support the Foundation in our research, UK and International Projects and Education Programme, become a member! Annual membership is only £30 and members receive our magazines and pin badge, and invitations to exclusive events and tours. For more information, please contact our membership officer.

Students Design an Eco-Friendly House for the Royal Couple

Students Design an Eco-Friendly House for the Royal Couple

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment were asked to be judges for the Class of Your Own 2011 Competition to design a new eco-friendly house for HRH Prince William and his bride to be Kate Middleton. Read more about this story here.
Little Greene

Free Paint Offer from Little Greene

The Prince's Foundation loved Little Greene's eco paint used throughout the Prince's House! Little Greene are running a fantastic competition, exclusive to our newsletter subscribers - 5 customers ordering during April 2011 will receive their order completely free of charge - just add the code NATURALHOUSE at the checkout. Five winners will be selected at random on May 3rd and refunded the full value of their order! Find out more about Little Greene on their website.
Highgrove Gardens

Highgrove Garden Competition Results!

The winners of the competition for one of 5 pairs of tickets for a tour of  Highgrove Gardens with us this summer have been contacted by email, but for those of you that wish to come along, we still have some spaces left on our members tour on 5th July 2011. If you wish to join as a member, please contact the membership officer for more information. Congratulations to the winners - see you in July!





MEMBER UPDATES

News

SCOTTISH AWARDS FOR QUALITY IN PLANNING TO FOUNDATION PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS - SCOTIA HOMES

At a ceremony in Edinburgh, the top prize went to Scotia Homes for its mixed residential and commercial development at Rothienorman in Aberdeenshire. The judges were impressed with a distinctive development in keeping with the surrounding area and encouraged by the success of the development in a challenging economic climate. Scotia Homes director Dominic Fairlie said the firm was delighted to see a development that was now an integral part of the village environment recognised by such a prestigious award. The architect was John Buchan from Aberdeen-based Michael Gilmour Associates, another Foundation member - congratulations!


THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FOR TRADITIONAL BUILDING, ARCHITECTURE & URBANISM (INTBAU) would like to invite you to join its membership. INTBAU is a sister charity of The Prince’s Foundation, and is an educational charity which works to promote traditional architecture, urbanism and crafts. To learn more, please visit INTBAU’s website at www.intbau.org, and follow the link ‘Join’ in the lefthand menu.
Events

To book any tours or events, please contact Francesca Dean, Membership officer with your member number on francesca.dean@princes-foundation.org or call 0207 6138584 or follow the instructions below.



May

MEMBERS TOUR OF THE NATURAL HOUSE AT THE BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT - Tuesday 10th May 2011 - 10am - 1pm

Building Research Establishment, Watford

£20 per person

Members of the Foundation are invited to learn and experience this house that is designed to demonstrate a buildable, market-facing solution to the challenges of low-energy living. It can be delivered immediately by the contemporary development industry with existing skills and is entirely fit for purpose — both in the context of current planning requirements and customer expectations in the mainstream residential market.



4th INTERNATIONAL TRADES EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM - 19th - 21st May 2011

Lincoln, England

For more information see
www.PTN.org




1000 YEARS OF CRAFT - Saturday 21st May 2011

This exciting new event in uphill Lincoln will give you the chance to watch craftspeople demonstrate an inspiring range of heritage skills at the three venues of Lincoln Castle, Cathedral and Cathedral Works Department. Advance tickets available online at: www.visitlincolnshire.com



July

EXCLUSIVE MEMBERS TOUR OF HIGHGROVE GARDENS - Tuesday 5th July 2011 15:00 - 17:30

Highgrove House, Doughton, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8TN


£40 per person

As the tour of Highgrove Gardens grows in popularity year on year, we are delighted to have been invited to run this membership tour again. The tour is led by His Royal Highness’s Garden Guides who are extremely knowledgeable about the cultural and sentimental significance of Highgrove’s wide variety of landscaping and ornamentation.




October

MEMBERS TOUR OF THE QUEEN"S GALLERY, BUCKINGHAM PALACE - Tuesday 5th October 2011 18:00 - 20:00

The Official Residences of The Queen, London SW1A 1AA

Save the date for our architectural tour of The Queen’s Gallery Buckingham Palace by the architect who designed the building, John Simpson of John Simpson and Partners
www.johnsimpsonarchitects.com



A STUDY TOUR OF ITALIAN REVIVALS:  Pienza, Fiesole, Reggio Emilia and Parma - 7th- 13th October 2011

The 2011 Seaside Pienza Institute program will visit three places in Italy to experience examples of these revivals, including 20th and 21st Century buildings and gardens. These visits will provide the setting for presentations of current work by some of the leading traditional and classical architects of our time and serve as inspiration for post-presentation discussions. Click
here to register or for more information on this event.

Education

THE FOUNDATION RESIDENTIAL SUMMER SCHOOL - The Culture of Building

A three-week programme including lectures, workshops, drawing and building exercises and field trips aimed at developing an in-depth knowledge both of traditional building and repair techniques and how these have been, and can be, applied in the twenty-first century.  The 2011 Summer School will run from 18th July – 5th August and will cost £2,750. Members of The Prince’s Foundation receive a 10% discount and there is an ‘early bird’ special price of £1,950 until 15th April 2011.  Please contact Edith Platten on 02076138514 to reserve your place or email
edith.platten@princes-foundation.org

MSc in SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT

The University of Oxford's MSc in Sustainable Urban Development is both intellectually rigorous and is strongly grounded in professional practice. It is offered by the University's Continuing Professional Development Centre in association with the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment.  Applications close Friday 13 May 2011.
Please see the
website for more information.



 
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