Date:2nd March 2012
Organisation:Civic Trust Awards
From 306 national and international entries, 52 projects have been recognised by the prestigious Civic Trust Awards at a ceremony held at The Hub in Edinburgh supported by the City of Edinburgh Council. Awards were presented to the best new buildings, public spaces, restorations and public art by Civic Trust Awards Patron, architect and TV presenter George Clarke and Civic Trust Awards Managing Director Malcolm Hankey.
Councillor Stuart McIvor, vice-convenor of the City of Edinburgh Council’s Planning Committee, who opened the event said: “It’s a great honour for Edinburgh to be hosting this year’s Civic Trust Awards ceremony which recognise the very best the world of architecture and design has to offer. Once again there are some extremely high quality entries in this year’s awards which have all made a positive impact in their local communities and on the environment.”
Civic Trust Awards Managing Director, Malcolm Hankey said: “The Civic Trust Awards celebrate not only design excellence, but also the relationship between structures, places, the environment and communities. Winning projects have demonstrated architectural excellence whilst offering cultural, social or economic benefit to the local community. We are delighted to bring the 2012 Civic Trust Awards Ceremony to Edinburgh and would like to take this opportunity to thank the City of Edinburgh Council for their support. The event attracted hundreds of leading architects and built environment professionals to the historic city for a wonderful evening of celebration.”
From 27 Award winning schemes, Six Special Awards were given to Civic Trust Award winning projects that have demonstrated outstanding credentials in specific areas. The Special Awards are:
Special Award for Scotland - National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh by Gareth Hoskins Architects
Supported by The City of Edinburgh Council and Glasgow City Council
Special Award for Community Impact and Engagement - The Longest Bench in Littlehampton by Studio Weave
This Special Award is presented to a scheme that has demonstrated how successful community engagement can help deliver the highest standards of design whilst meeting the needs of local people.
Special Award for Sustainability - Brockholes Visitor Centre in Preston, Lancashire by Adam Khan Architects
This Special Award is presented a project that demonstrates excellent sustainability credentials in terms of overall design parameters, material selection, construction methods and long term energy consumption.
Michael Middleton Special Award - The Holburne Museum of Art in Bath by Eric Parry Architects
This Special Award, a memorial to the former Civic Trust Director Michael Middleton OBE, is presented to a restoration project or new build within a conservation area.
The Hepworth Wakefield in Yorkshire by David Chipperfield Architects
This Special Award was selected by National Panel members as their favourite scheme from this year’s Award winning projects
The Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design in recognition of architect and founding figure of inclusive and accessible design, Selwyn Goldsmith went to the Priory Church in Wales Primary School in Powys by Petersen Williams. The Civic Trust Awards partnered with the Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) to deliver this new Awards scheme and the winning recipient of this Award was selected by a specially convened panel of inclusive design experts including Selwyn’s wife Becky, who presented the Award to the winning scheme.
A full list of winners is provided below. Please visit our website www.civictrustawards.org.uk where the 2012 winners’ brochure is available to download - you can download the winners' brochure here.
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Awards: Given to projects that make an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment. Award level schemes must demonstrate excellence in architecture or design, sustainability, inclusive design and make a positive social, cultural, environmental or economic benefit to the local community.
Commendations: Given to projects that make a significant contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment. Commendation level schemes demonstrate a good standard of architecture or design, sustainability, inclusive design and provide a positive social, cultural, environmental or economic benefit to the local community.
Community Recognitions: Given to projects that provide a positive social, cultural, environmental or economic benefit to the local community.