The Sheffield Design Awards culminated with the fantastically attended Awards Ceremony, held last night at the Trafalgar Warehouse.
A record number of entries was reduced to a shortlist of 16 which was visited by the judging panel. Fittingly, the Editor of Sheffield Newspapers, Nancy Fielder was our compere for the evening, and their support continues with excellent coverage of the event.
The refurbishment and extension of Albert Works (pictured), home to marketing agency Jaywing, by Cartwright Pickard Architects, scooped the Overall Award, as well as the Large Project Award.
Our Patron, the Master Cutler represented by the immediate past Master, Ken Cooke presented a new Award, Lifetime Achievement for a Building in Use, to the Peace Gardens on the eve of their 20th anniversary
Winners in full:
Outstanding Project: Albert Works, Cartwright Pickard People’s Choice: Chatsworth Bird Hide, Peak Architects Lifetime Achievement of ‘Building’ In-Use: Peace Gardens, SCC Open Space: Plantables, University of Sheffield & David Appleyard Conservation: The Long Barn, CECA Residential: Dam View, Robin Ashley Architects Large Project: Albert Works, Cartwright Pickard Medium Project: Site Gallery, DRDH Small Project: Public Bar, Melling Ridgeway & Partners Keith Hayman Award for Public Art: Plantables, University of Sheffield & David Appleyard
Thanks to the Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham please join us next Friday evening for a trip to Centenary Riverside, its urban wetland nature park.
We’ll meet at Sheffield bus station at 5.50pm on Friday 4th May before travelling to and from the site by bus.
On the outward journey we’ll take the following bus: Number 69 (First) – 6.05 pm from Sheffield Interchange, arriving at Ickles, Sheffield Road/Bradmarsh Way 6.40pm. The return journey will be: Number 69 (First) – 8.21pm from Ickles, Sheffield Road/Fullerton Road, arriving back at Sheffield Interchange for 8.48pm. We then intend to retire to The Sheffield Tap for a pint!
Please tell your friends. We look forward to seeing you!
It’s official; Sheffield’s favourite new building is Leopold Square as voted for by people living and working in the city, as part of the Sheffield Design Awards 2010.
Leopold Square, designed by Axis Architecture, was announced the winner of the People’s Award at the Sheffield Design Awards ceremony which was held last night at the Showroom Cinema. The University of Sheffield’s Soundhouse building, designed by Carey Jones Chapmantolcher, was runner up in the Peoples’ Award category.
The bi-annual Sheffield Design Awards also invite industry professionals and members of the public to cast their votes for the city’s best buildings in a competition run in partnership by Sheffield Civic Trust and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Yorkshire.
Commenting on the awards, Tom Bloxham said: “The consistently high quality of entries to the 2010 Sheffield Design Awards shows that the city continues to push the boundaries of design excellence. These awards celebrate outstanding contemporary architecture in the city and I commend Sheffield Civic Trust and the RIBA for hosting this important event.”
Our Secretary Simon Gedye added: “We had hundreds of votes for the People’s Award which proves yet again how much pride people take in their city. Leopold Square is clearly loved by the many people who used it and I am delighted that Axis Architecture have received recognition for their outstanding work.”
Emma England, head of RIBA Yorkshire, was delighted with the awards ceremony and said: “I’m delighted with the results of this year’s Sheffield Design Awards. Although entry numbers were down on 2009 the quality of the winning projects is outstanding. Cemetery Road Apartments have set a new standard for residential development in the city with wonderfully designed internal spaces and a clever response to the site. Western Bank Library is an interesting project on a national level. Refurbishment of these modern buildings is a developing field but Avanti have completed this with sensitivity and talent”
Voting for the Sheffield Design Awards 2010– Peoples’ Award closed at 5.30pm on 31 January 2011 .
The award, which will confirm Your Best New Building / Renovation in the city since 2005, generated more than 1,500 online votes. The leading candidates included: the excellent renovation of Leopold Square, the University of Sheffield’s rubber clad, Soundhouse (photo below), the Furnival Building and Jessops West.
The ‘Cheese Grater’ Arundel Gate Car Park won the Citizens’ Award at our Inaugural Sheffield Design Awards in 2008.
Tom Bloxham MBE of Urban Splash will announce the winners of the Sheffield Design Awards on 16th February 2011 at the Showroom Cinema. You are all welcome to come along and join us in celebrating the best of developments in Sheffield.