Shine with a grand de­sign

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS -

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

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