Shine with a grand design
Entries are now open for the 2019 Dumfries and Galloway Council Design Awards.
The awards aim to recognise, promote and celebrate examples of exceptional design quality within both the urban and rural parts of the region.
The inaugural awards were held in 2016 and were diverse with entries including everything from residential eco-friendly houses to The Theatre Royal in Dumfries.
They also included holiday- let tree houses for families in Kirkpatrick Durham and the visitor centre in Galloway Forest Park.
There are four categories in this year’s awards:
New residential buildings (single or group buildings with public access or a place of employment)
New non- residential buildings (single or groups with public access or a place of employment)
Adaptation, extension and/or restoration of existing buildings for residential use (remaining or becoming residential, including holiday lets)
Adaptation, extension and/or restoration of existing buildings for non-residential use (remaining or becoming buildings with public access or a place of employment)
There will be a winner and a commendation in each of the four categories.
To be eligible, projects must be within Dumfries and Galloway and have been completed between March 1, 2016, and March 31, 2019.
The judges, who will be people independent from the council, will look at a range of design features including: location and context of the project; use of environmental and sustainable design; how it has benefitted the economy or the community or included new ideas or technologies; and the overall design and standard of work.
Ent r y is f ree and applicants can be any of the individuals, organisations or collaborations involved in the project: architect or designer, owner, consultant, community group or original developer. Please make sure to have the permission of the current owner.
Application forms can be found on the council’s website once the competition is open: http://www.dumgal. gov.uk/designawards or by emailing: [email protected]gal. gov.uk. The closing date for applications is May 15.
Impressive The pictures show some of the previous entries to the competition