Tuesday 15 January 2019
We are pleased to announce that the biennial Buildings Design Awards are now open for entries.
The Buildings Design Awards are run jointly by the Chilterns Conservation Board and the Chiltern Society, with the aim of promoting outstanding designs which are particularly sympathetic to the character of the Chilterns. Winners of the Awards benefit from publicity via both of our websites, social media channels, eNewsletters and an article about the Awards in our respective magazines. Journalists are invited to the presentation in June where the overall winner is awarded a plaque.
Buildings eligible for the Awards include: residential schemes; public buildings; industrial, commercial or farm buildings; conversions; extensions and engineering structures such as bridges. Full details of the basis of the judging are available in the Chilterns Building Design Guide.
To find out more and download the entry form please click here.
Entries must be in by 1st March. Any queries should be addressed to Elaine Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01494771250.
Previous years winners and highly commended designs have included:
Designed by Roger Danks and commended for its successful linking of a derelict barn and Victorian cottage, to form a Passivhaus that needs no energy input.
Designed by Mark Webber, is a new building which harmonises perfectly with the existing school buildings through the use of materials, brickwork and style.
Private houses have also received commendations - in recent years we've highly recommended a couple of new homes built with traditional, local materials that enhance beautiful contemporary design features and excellent eco credentials.
There has even been a winery - the overall winner of 2017 The Winery at Hundred Hills Vineyard, a gorgeous building styled on traditional farm and agricultural barns, designed by Ian Brown. The judges particularly admired the seamless landscaping of the building in its environment and the quality of the materials used.
We wish everyone good luck with their submitted designs!