Civic Trust Awards 2011 Winners

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Civic Trust Awards 2011

UK Winners – Buildings in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland

8 Mar 2011

Civic Trust Award Winners 2011


From 333 national and international entries, 57 projects have been recognised by the prestigious Civic Trust Awards at a ceremony held at the People’s History Museum in Manchester. Awards were presented to the best new build, conservation, restoration and public realm by Civic Trust Awards Patron, architect and TV presenter George Clarke.

In total, 27 Awards were given, including 7 projects that were chosen to receive a Special Award, demonstrating outstanding credentials in a specific area.

Norwich Cathedral Visitors Centre
photo : Paul Tyagi

Norwich Cathedral Visitors Centre (above) by Hopkins Architects picked up the ‘Michel Middleton Special Award’, a memorial to the former Civic Trust Director given to a restoration project or new build within a conservation area.

Stonebridge Hillside Hub
photograph © Nick Weall

The new inner city destination Stonebridge Hillside Hub in Brent (above) by Edward Cullinan Architects received the ‘Special Award for Community Impact and Engagement’. This is presented to a scheme that has demonstrated how successful community buy-in can help deliver the highest standards of design whilst meeting the needs of local people.

West Centre Glasgow
photo © Keith Hunter

The West Centre in Glasgow (above) by Anderson Bell Christie which has brought together local health, social and voluntary services for the children, young people and families of West Glasgow, was awarded the ‘Special Award for Inclusive Design’, sponsored by the National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC).

The Briggait Glasgow
photo © Andrew Lee

The fiercely contested ‘Special Award for Scotland’ went to the refurbishment of Glasgow’s old fish market The Briggait (above) by Wasps Studios/Nicoll Russell Studios.The Special Award for Scotland is supported by Glasgow City Council and The City of Edinburgh Council – the partnership approach adopted by these Authorities for the second year continues to set a benchmark for the Awards by promoting and recognising some of the excellent projects being designed and constructed. Successful entries from all regions of Scotland were eligible to win the Special Award and The Briggait was unanimously selected by the Civic Trust Awards National Panel as the winning recipient.

McManus Dundee
photo from Page Park Architects

The Special Award for Restoration & Refurbishment was given to the Grade ‘A’ listed McManus Galleries in Dundee (above), judged to be sympathetic to its environment whilst providing a quality and innovative solution.

Medieval & Renaissance Galleries
photo © Alan Williams

The Special Award for Sustainability went to the stunning addition to the V&A Museum in South Kensington, Medieval & Renaissance Galleries (above) by MUMA.

Tyne Cot Cemetery
photo from Civic Trust Awards

The Civic Trust Awards National Panel selected the visitor centre at Tyne Cot Cemetery in Zonnebeke, Belgium (above) by Govaert & Vanhoutte Architectenburo as their favourite Award winner in 2011.

Civic Trust Awards Managing Director, Malcolm Hankey said “increased financial pressures on all aspects of the industry have once again dominated the last 12 months, but the Civic Trust Awards continue to encourage design excellence and promote the concept of positive civic contribution. 333 projects were submitted for consideration, including some intriguing international entries, three of which were presented with an Award. I would like to congratulate all of this year’s winners on their much deserved success.”

In addition to the 27 Awards, 24 projects received a Commendation and 6 schemes presented with a Community Recognition for providing a positive social, cultural, environmental or economic benefit to the local community.

Other Civic Trust Awards winners in 2011:

The Wave Building, Denmark:
The Wave Building
photo from Civic Trust Awards

University of Liverpool Heating Infrastructure Project:
University of Liverpool Heating Infrastructure Project
photo : Eddie Jacob

355 11th Street – The Matarozzi/Pelsinger Building, San Fransisco, USA:
The Matarozzi/Pelsinger Building
photo from Civic Trust Awards

Civic Trust Awards : current page

7 Mar 2011

Civic Trust Award 2011

Civic Trust Award 2011 for the Darwin Centre

The Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum in London, designed by C. F. Møller Architects, has been announced winner of the prestigious 2011 Civic Trust Award.

The Civic Trust Awards scheme was established in 1959 to recognise the very best in architecture, design, planning, landscape and public art. Awards are given to projects of the highest quality design, but only if they are judged to have made a positive cultural, social or economic contribution to the local community.

Darwin Centre London
photo : Torben Eskerod

The jury commented on the awarding of the Darwin Centre: “This stunning modern building is an important new addition to The Natural History Museum, bringing people closer than ever before to the important scientific work it carries out by revealing the scientists at work. The contemporary extension offers visitors greater insight into the full spectrum of the museum’s activities. The ‘Cocoon’ at the centre of the design is a beautiful and mysterious object, captured within a spacious glass atrium and the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity and the Attenborough Studio inspire a new generation of scientists with their amazingly energetic and helpful staff. The new Darwin Centre makes an enormously positive and extremely elegant contribution to communities far beyond South Kensington, and is a fitting building to inspire scientists of every age.”

Civic Trust Awards 2010

The shortlist of winners for the 2010 Civic Trust Awards has been announced and includes 44 projects from across the UK, Republic of Ireland and Spain.

Civic Trust Awards 2010

Civic Trust Awards 2010 Scotland Shortlist


Civic Trust Awards 2009

Civic Trust Awards 2009 : information from BDP Architects

Civic Trust Awards 2008

Application round for 2008 Civic Trust Awards open. The Civic Trust have merged urban & rural rounds into a single annual award. Submissions now online.
11 Sep : application deadline
Civic Trust: 0151 231 6913 /
Civic Trust Awards 2006 – Scotland

Scottish Winners 2006
Scottish Parliament [EMBT/RMJM] + Balornock Bowling Club [Studio KAP Architects]

Scottish Commendations 2006
His Majesty’s Theatre Redevelopment, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen
Aberdeen City Council Architects Dept.

The Matrix
Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow
Davis Duncan Architects for developer AWG Residential Ltd

New ATC Tower
Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh
Reid Architecture for BAA Edinburgh Airport

Scottish Civic Trust Awards 2005 – Scotland

Wigtown County Buildings, Newton Stewart
Dymocks Building, Bo’ness
Telford Street Housing, Wick
The Cross Heritage Regeneration Project, Beith
29 Skinnergate & 26-34 George Street, Perth
Students Union Building, Paisley
Auchterarder Community Campus, Auchterarder
The Pavilion at Jubilee Park, Lerwick

Scottish Civic Trust Awards 2005

Civic Trust Awards 2005 – UK

Michael A Ashcroft Building
Wilkinson Eyre Architects for Anglia Polytechnic University, Chelmsford, Essex

Maidstone River Park, Whatman’s Field, Maidstone, Kent
Architect: WeDC for Maidstone Borough Council

Vista – Beach house, Dungeness, Kent
Architect: Simon Conder Associates

Norwich Cathedral Refectory, 12 The Close, Norwich, Norfolk
Architect: Hopkins Architects for The Dean & Chapter of Norwich Cathedral

Manser Antiques, Coleham Head, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Architect: Baart Harries Newall for Manser Antqiues

Murdoch Nisbet Court, Newmilns, East Ayrshire
Architect: Page & Park Architects for Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association

Garenne Stand, Footes Lane, St Peter Port, Guernsey
Architect: Mooarc for AmHert / States of Guernsey

Generali House, Hirzel Street, St Peter Port, Guernsey
Architect: Bas Architects for Com Prop

Civic Trust Awards 2004

Only two projects in Scotland seem worthy of a Civic Trust Award:
Hidden Gardens
Wolfson Medical Building

“Both the Wolfson Medical School for the University of Glasgow and the Westport, Evolution House project for AMA (New Town) Ltd. were honoured as “projects that reach the highest standards in terms of both their design and their contribution to their environment”. They “are projects which make a difference to the community”.”
Reiach and Hall : Civic Trust Awards News PR

“Following the success of the Hidden Gardens at the Dynamic Places Awards in November, City Design Co-operative are please to announce that the Hidden Gardens has also won a Civic Trust Award 2004. This is one award of only two in Scotland out of a total of 53 entries.”
City Design Co-operative PR

Civic Trust Awards : Commendations in 2004 – winners in Scotland:
Edinburgh Holyrood Park Education Centre
Westport Project, Evolution House Edinburgh
Glasgow Radisson SAS Hotel
St Aloysius College: Clavius Building, Glasgow
Glasgow Tron Kirk Steeple Restoration
Glasgow University: Glasgow Faculty of Education: St Andrews Building


Scottish Housing

More Scottish Architects: Scottish Architecture

Stirling Prize

RIBA Awards

Saltire Awards

BCO Awards

Civic Trust Awards Scotland 2003

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