Wednesday 10 May 2017
Outstanding building design in the Chilterns area has been recognised in this year’s Buildings Design Awards with the Hundred Hills Vineyard in Stonor Valley being the overall winner!
2017 saw several high-quality entrants and our experienced team of judges, which included architects and planners, visited the eight shortlisted properties to choose those that best matched the awards criteria.
The overall winner is the Hundred Hills Vineyard in the Stonor Valley, designed by Nichols Brown Webber of Henley. It was chosen because it significantly enhances the site and locality, completely harmonises with its setting, the use of high quality local materials, attention to detail and above all its relationship to the special character of the Chilterns.
A Highly Commended award will be given to Jestico & Whiles of London for a domestic project in Amersham which is completely carbon neutral, uses local materials and achieves a cool and contemporary effect whilst still being very much part of the Chilterns. The details are of the highest standard.
Commended awards will be given to Nichols Brown Webber of Henley for a new art, music and resource centre at Shiplake College and to Danks Badnell of Windsor for a very interesting domestic development in Frieth successfully combining two disparate buildings. Both of these also have strong eco credentials.
The winner will receive a blue plaque and the runners up will be awarded certificates.
The Buildings Design Awards are run jointly with the Chiltern Society.