All-digital Scottish Design Awards mark the best buildings and practices
September 11 2020
A difficult year has been lent some perspective by the 2020 Scottish Design Awards which highlighted the creative beacons which have done most to light our way out of lockdown.
The only awards programme to combine the architecture and design spheres the event is sponsored by Cosentino, Porcelanosa and Rock Rose as a mechanism for showcasing the full scope of the creative sector and the value it can add in terms of enhancing all of our lives.
The architecture component of the evening continues to build presence thanks to the efforts of Page\Park who secured a Grand Prix courtesy of their achievement at Leeds Playhouse. While much of the leisure economy remains stuck in the doldrums, Page/Park bring some much-needed joy to a struggling sector with a colourful approach.
Explaining their decision the architecture panel, chaired by Marina Strotz, president of Birmingham Architectural Association, said: "There's a willful and charming use of colour which a lot of architects shy away from. It's welcoming and not too stuffy and will encourage diverse audiences. There's a big wow about it and it's socially important.
"The ceramic patterning brings something creative and innovative back to the street. It's a happy, joyous building. The most striking piece of design."
The chairman's award meanwhile was received by GRAS Architects for their work at Kyle House, singled out for its 'timeless richness and charm' while Oliver Chapman Architects walked away with the practice of the year award having contributed two of the finest projects in this year's programme; The Egg Shed in Ardrishaig and the Flitch House, Edinburgh.
John Glenday, editor of media partner Urban Realm, said: "The Scottish Design Awards have capped a remarkable night to remember with a cavalcade of awards, commendations and presentations that kept the conversation flowing - even if the only wine flowing was our own.
"As the first all-digital presentation in the history of the award's, this year's event saw us conquer a new domain and in the process communicate outstanding design to all corners of the country. Truly this has been our most democratic award programme yet."
Catch up on all the winners in full by visiting the Scottish Design Awards directly.
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