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The Guernsey Design Awards 2014


Private Residence, Guernsey - MOOARC Ltd, The Guernsey Design Awards 2014

The Guernsey architectural community has celebrated the best architectural and design projects in the island at the Guernsey Design Awards presentation ceremony.

This year’s awards attracted entries that demonstrated a broad spectrum of building projects. A panel of judges including representatives from The Guernsey Society of Architects, The Arts Commission and the building trade were tasked with cutting the entries down to a shortlist of just 13.

The shortlist was split over four categories, Non-Residential, Residential new Build, Residential Renovation / Extension and The George Crossan Award for Small Projects, and featured everything from modern family homes to a school, a community centre and even a beer garden.

This year the Guest speaker was Eric Snell, Commissioner on the Guernsey Arts Commission and Founding Director of the Art and Islands Foundation.

The Guernsey Design Awards were developed by the Environment Department, The Guernsey Society of Architects (GSA) and main sponsor Norman Piette.

Clive Fenner, managing director at Norman Piette, said: “The Guernsey Design Awards is the industry’s opportunity to showcase their achievements and be recognised for outstanding work by their peers and the public.”

The Guernsey Design Awards ceremony was held on Thursday 3 April from 6.30pm at Les Beaucamps School.

Guernsey Design Awards Introduction 2014

The nominations included:

The George Crossan Award for Small Project’s (up to 250k)

  • Church Square Ramp
  • Prince of Wales Beer Garden
  • The Anchorage

Residential New Build (over 250k)

  • Phase 1 Grand Bouet Redevelopment
  • Couin De Vacque
  • 1 George Road

Guernsey Design Awards Introduction 2014

Residential Renovation/Extension (over 250k)

  • La Croisee
  • La Vista
  • Le Coinsteau
  • Orchard Hill

Guernsey Design Awards Introduction 2014

Non-residential (over 250k)

  • Les Beaucamps High School
  • Les Bourgs Hospice
  • St Stephen’s Community Centre

In this issue, Premier Construction caught up with many of the architectural design practices who were nominated, including MOO Architects and CCD Architects, as well as award winners Tyrrell Dowinton who picked up three awards! Showcased projects include La Vista, Les Beaucamps High School and Prince of Wales Beer Garden, amongst others.

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