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Civic Trust Awards

2021 Winners Announcement Presentation

Posted on 5th March 2021

The Civic Trust Awards is in a unique position having been able to deliver the judging programme over summer, with restrictions eased and with the support of applicants and our wonderful assessors.

Remarkably, we were still able to deliver the 2021 application round, albeit in a slightly adapted fashion, accounting for social distancing and the many access restrictions to certain buildings. Applicants and building users were extremely accommodating to our judges visits and for that support and flexibility, we are extremely grateful. 

It is the agile nature of the Civic Trust Awards that has proven to be its greatest asset and it is with great pride that we can claim to be the only architectural awards scheme in the UK that has continued without interruption, despite the debilitating restrictions placed on the entire Country.

Thank you to sponsors Derwent London for their long-standing sponsorship of the Sustainability Award and our appreciation also goes to the National Judging Panels for their support and to the Members whose continual support helps to underpin the Awards scheme as we move forward.

There are four Special Awards recipients:

  • National Panel Special Award - Selected by National Panel members as their favourite scheme from this year’s Award winning projects - Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland by Hoskins Architects for Aberdeen City Council.
  • Special Award for Sustainability - Presented to an exemplar project that demonstrates excellent sustainability credentials in terms of overall design parameters, material selection, construction methods and long-term energy consumption. Sponsored by Derwent London - Marmalade Lane, Cambridge, Eastern by Mole Architects for Cambridge City Council & Cambridge Cohousing.
  • Special Award for Community Impact & Engagement - Presented to an exemplar project, that has demonstrated how successful community engagement can help deliver the highest standards of design whilst meeting the needs of local people - Hackney School of Food, Hackney, Greater London by Surman Weston for LEAP Federation & Chefs in Schools.
  • Michael Middleton Special Award - Presented as a memorial and tribute to Michael Middleton CBE, who established the Civic Trust Awards in 1959, to an outstanding restoration project or new build within a conservation area - The Oglesby Centre, Manchester, North West by stephenson STUDIO for Hallé Concerts Society.

Amongst the Award recepients are:

  • Shui Cultural Center, Guizhou Province, China by West-line Studio for Sanhe Subdistrict Office.
  • Borden Park Natural Swimming Pool (BPNSP), Edmonton, Canada by gh3 architecture for City of Edmonton.
  • Centre Building at the LSE, Westminster, Greater London by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners for London School of Economics.
  • Maggie's Leeds, Yorkshire by Heatherwick Studio for Maggie's.
  • Illuminated River (Phase 1), City of London, Greater London by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands for Illuminated River Foundation.
  • Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, Camden, Greater London by Stanton Williams for Great Ormond Street Hospital & UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.
  • Wythenshawe Hall, Manchester, North West by Buttress for Manchester City Council.

To download the complete list of 2021 winning projects, please CLICK HERE

Awards Merchandise

To commemorate your winning project, all applicants and organisations involved in the successful schemes (including Regional Finalists) can visit our shop to purchase Commemorative Plaques, Desk Top Awards and certificates to display in their offices and at the winning scheme. Please CLICK HERE to visit the shop.

Winners logos can be downloaded by clicking the links below: