The shortlist for this year’s prestigious Guernsey Design Awards has been announced.
Held biennially, the competition is developed in association with Norman Piette, the States of Guernsey Planning Service, the Guernsey Society of Architects (GSA) and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists Channel Islands. The shortlist of 19 has been selected from 44 entries. The awards honour distinctive, original, inspirational and sustainable building design within the local built environment.
The competition features awards for Residential New Builds, Residential Renova- tions/Extensions, Non-residential Builds, Small Projects, Commercial, Multiple Resi- dential Developments and Heritage Projects. As in previous years, there is a ‘Professionals’ Choice award and also the ever popular ‘People’s Choice’ award category which is the highlight, with the winner being chosen by the general public from the short-list of entrants compiled by the Design Awards judges. Voting will be open from 17th February 2020 and run until the 8th March 2020.
Paul Rogers of Norman Piette adds: “We’ve had some excellent entries this year and I know it’s been a tough shortlisting process for the judges. The 2020 awards feature some tremendous projects which are wonderful testament to the levels of vision and design excellence that exists in Guernsey.”
A whole host of designs have been presented for entry including new buildings, ex- tensions, restoration projects and works to protected buildings. The guiding criteria for the judges included the overall quality of design, the use of materials, the relationship to setting, sustainability and adherence to the client brief.
The awards presentation evening is being held at the Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts on Friday 27 March 2020.
The 2020 shortlist is available to view in full on the Guernsey Design Awards website, www.guernseydesignawards.com.