Entries are welcomed from any building or structure which demonstrates good design.
- Individual new houses
- New housing developments
- Commercial buildings
Entries will be judged by a panel of design professionals and AVDC members who will consider;
- context, including local distinctiveness
- quality of design and construction
- fitness for purpose
To enter please fill in the entry form with an accompanying design report. We need to receive your entries by 31 May 2017
If you need any further details about the scheme please get in touch with email@example.com or call 01296 585454.
Design Award winners in 2016
Westbury Village Hall
Winner of Design Award Plaque for a well designed project that enhances the village and engages with the whole community
Design - Hayward Smart Architects
Construction - Edgar Taylor (Buckingham) Ltd
Client - Westbury Parish Council
A new village hall which was built with the help of a variety of grants. The design is the result of close collaboration between the architect and villagers. It provides a new modern space for village activities and sports clubs, including the cricket club along with a community owned shop and café to give much needed facilities for the Westbury community.
Highly Commended as a development that transformed its canal side setting whilst keeping the character of the wharf
Design - Stride Treglown
Construction - H2O Urban
A canal side development built on the site of an historic wharf. The character of the original wharf has been retained by keeping historic structures; the original crane and the restored Carpenters Warehouse; together with public space close to the canal. The new homes reference traditional canal side structures and the local vernacular, but use modern materials to create a contemporary residential environment.
Commended as a development that works well with its former farmyard context
Design - DP Architects
Construction - JFC Developments
Redevelopment of a former farmyard incorporating the renovation and conversion of four dilapidated barns and together with five new homes. The new buildings were designed to replicate the form and character of traditional barns arranged around a farmyard and the conversions were based on the existing forms of the old barns.
Commended as a good example of modern bespoke design
Design - Hinton Cook Architects
Construction - Resolution Property Group
A two storey house on a small sloping site, designed to provide a low energy affordable home. It has rainwater harvesting, an air source heat pump, solar thermal panels and a high level of insulation. The split level design makes use of the changes in site level, enhances its setting and creates a spacious and interesting interior.
Seven Gables Lodge
Commended for a design that represents a good quality modern interpretation of local vernacular style
Design - Urban Nature Architecture
Construction - Urban Nature Design
A modern family home, traditional in form with carefully considered detailing, designed to maximize the opportunities offered by its site. The simple materials used, oak, brick and render give an attractive and characterful building that is complete with seven gables.
6 Town Farm
Commended for a well formed artistic design that responds to its historic context
Design - David Bass
Construction - Bowerman Building Services
Clients - Mr & Mrs Bass
A modest modern extension that its references its design back to the grade II listed 17th century agricultural building it is attached to. The new space is well connected to the outside with a floor recess for internal greenery in front of irregular mullioned windows which frame the view of the garden. Bespoke built-in furniture combines display and storage makes good use of the internal space.
Waddesdon Manor Pavilion
Commended as an elegant and functional contemporary design
Design - Carmody Croarke
Construction - Stephen Russel construction
Client - The Rothschild Foundation
A new pavilion to offer welcome, orientation and transport connections to the growing number of visitors to Waddesdon Manor. It provides a landmark shelter in the park landscape under its large cantilevered steel canopy. White frosted glass and polycarbonate rooms below contain visitor facilities.
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