The shortlist for the Guernsey Design Awards 2014 has been announced.
The awards, which recognise outstanding design in our built environment, attracted nearly 30 entries that represent a broad spectrum of building projects.
The 13 shortlisted projects are very varied featuring everything from a school, a traditional Guernsey farmhouse, to a beer garden but all of the entries are outstanding examples of their type.
Clive Fenner, from main sponsor Norman Piette, commented on how difficult the shortlist selection had been. “The judging panel is made up of representatives from The Guernsey Society of Architects, The Arts Commission and the building trade and though we are supported throughout by the Environment Department and have guidelines of what to look for in a project, we all approach it from our own perspective, so reaching agreement isn’t easy, particularly when the standard of entries was so high. However, we now have a shortlist of 13 projects that show just how local architects rise to the challenge regardless of the size or budget of the build.”
The shortlist is split across the four categories of the awards:
Non-Residential (Over £250k)
|Les Beaucamps High School||Castel|
|Les Bourgs Hospice||St Andrews|
|St Stephen’s Community Centre||St Peter Port|
Residential new Build (Over £250k)
|Phase 1 Grand Bouet Redevelopment||St Peter Port|
|Couin De Vacque||St Martin|
|1 George Road||St Peter Port|
Residential Renovation / Extension (over £250k)
|Le Coinsteau||St Martins|
|Orchard Hill||St Peter Port|
The George Crossan Award for Small Projects (up to 250k)
|Church Square Ramp||St Peter Port|
|Prince of Wales Beer Garden||St Peter Port|
|The Anchorage||St Peter Port|
The judging panel will be visiting the shortlisted entries over the next few weeks and the winners will be announced at a presentation evening in April.
Included in the presentation will be the popular People’s Choice award, decided by islanders voting for their favourite from all of the shortlisted projects.
Voting for the People’s Choice award opens on 19th February. Entries will be on public display and online at: www.guernseydesignawards.com.