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Judgement day for Roses Design Awards

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September 19 2005

The judges for the architecture categories in the Roses Design Awards met in Liverpool last month to assess the work submitted. The judging panel was made up of Belinda Irlam-Mowbray, director of RIBA NW, Heather Emery, from the RENEW, Chris Murray, director of the Academy for Sustainable Communities, Paul Spooner of English Partnerships, David Page of Page/Park, Neil Gillespie of Reiach and Hall, Penny Lewis, editor of Prospect and the chair of the panel was Jeremy Dixon of Dixon Jones.

There are four Roses architecture categories: best housing, best public building, best commercial and best regeneration. The best housing category proved to be the strongest category with a range of entries from across the North of England. Two of the projects nominated for the awards involved modular construction. Two Little Baddow Road by GN2 Design and Moho by Shed KM for Urban Splash both involved a prefabricated system, but are supplying very different kinds of homes. The Little Baddow Road is a large suburban detached house that incorporates a timber system, while Moho’s smallest units could occupy about a tenth of the floor space of the Baddow home, but are also built using a prefabricated system manufactured by Yorkon. Staiths South Bank scheme by idp partnership working with Wayne Hemmingway was not nominated for an award, but the project provoked an interesting discussion about semi-urban housing and how it can be organised to create stronger public spaces, a stronger sense of individuality for home-owners and less anonymous environments.




Nominations
The results of this year’s Roses Design Awards will be announced on Thursday 13 October at the Palace Hotel in Manchester. Here are the winning nominations:
Architecture

Chairman’s Award
to be announced

Architecture Grand Prix
Sponsored by RIBA Northwest
to be announced

Architect of the Year
Sponsored by Hays
to be announced

Best Housing Project
Architect: Bramhall Blenkham
Client: Fulford Builders
Title: Sycamore House

Architect: GN2 Design
Client; Paul Gladman
Title: 2 Little Baddow Road

Architect: SHED KM
Client: Mr J Falkingham
Title: Oak Farm One

Architect: NORD
Client: Mr A.Bell + Ms L.Simpson
Title: Bell-Simpson House

Architect: Shed KM
Client: Urban Splash
Title: Moho


Best Commercial Project
Sponsored by Pilkington Activ

Architect: Andrew Wallace Architects Ltd
Client: Khan Saab Ltd
Title: Khan Saab Indian Restaurant

Architect: Stephenson/Bell
Architect: Bruntwood Estates Limited
Title: Bruntwood Headquarter

Architect: Stephenson/Bell
Client: Castlefield Estates/ Elle R Leisure
Title: Albert’s Shed

Rewarding Generation
Sponsored by Northwest Development Agency/Renew

Company: Buredi
Client: Buredi
Title: Tron Square Edinburgh Regeneration

Company: Liverpool/Biennial + South Sefton Partnership
Client: South Sefton
Title: Another Place
Company: Michael Laird Architects
Client: Edinburgh Quay Limited
Title: Edinburgh Quay

Best Public Building
Architect: Gareth Hoskins Architects
Client: Greater Glasgow NHS Primary Care Trust
Title: Community Centre For Health Partick

Architect: Foster and Partners
Client: Gateshead Council
Title: The Sage Gateshead

Architect: RMJM
Client: Newcastle College
Title: The Performance Academy

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