The 58th Annual Civic Trust Awards Ceremony was held on Friday 10th March at The Guildhall Winchester, supported by Winchester City Council. From 247 applications, 45 national and international projects were rewarded with a Civic Trust Award or Commendation, which included Pro-Tem, for temporary projects or installations, and the AABC Conservation category.
The Awards ceremony was preceded by a guided walking tour of the city, before the evening event was opened by Deputy Mayor of Winchester, Cllr David McLean. The Awards were presented by Civic Trust Awards Managing Director Malcolm Hankey and Patron, Architect and TV presenter George Clarke.
Councillor Vicki Weston, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Built Environment, Winchester City Council said “We are delighted to have hosted the longest standing built environment awards in Europe here in our beautiful historic city. The City Council always seeks to secure high quality design with all developments. Winchester has some wonderful examples of great architecture and to make sure this is embedded in planning at a very early stage we have adopted our Winchester District Urban Design Guide supplementary planning document High Quality places in March 2015.”
Malcolm Hankey said “The Civic Trust Awards was established in 1959 and is the only Built Environment Awards scheme that currently considers aesthetics, sustainability, inclusive design and community impact. We are delighted to have held our 2017 Ceremony in Winchester and I would like to thank Winchester City Council, The Guildhall and Visit Winchester for their support in making it a truly memorable occasion.”
Amongst the 2017 winners were:
In addition, 5 Special Awards were presented to projects that have demonstrated outstanding credentials in specific areas.
The Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design: sponsored by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - in recognition of architect and founding figure of universal design, Selwyn Goldsmith was presented to HOME, Manchester by Mecanoo architecten for Manchester City Council
Special Award for Community Impact and Engagement: a scheme that has demonstrated how successful community engagement can help deliver the highest standards of design whilst meeting the needs of local people was presented to Greenwich Housing, Greenwich by Bell Phillips Architects
Special Award for Sustainability: sponsored by Derwent London - a project that demonstrates excellent sustainability credentials in terms of overall design parameters, material selection, construction methods and long term energy consumption was presented to Bombay Sapphire Distillery and Visitor Centre, Hampshire by GWP Architecture for Bombay Sapphire
Pro Tem Special Award: an exemplar project or installation was presented to Serpentine Pavilion 2016, London by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group for Serpentine Galleries
National Panel Special Award: selected by National Panel members as their favourite scheme from this year’s Award winning projects was presented to Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho, Kenya by John McAslan + Partners and Triad
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