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Chilterns Buildings Design Award 2019 is now open - apply before March 1st 2019

Tuesday 15 January 2019

We are pleased to announce that the biennial Buildings Design Awards are now open for entries. 

The Buildings Design Awards are run jointly by the Chilterns Conservation Board and the Chiltern Society, with the aim of promoting outstanding designs which are particularly sympathetic to the character of the Chilterns. Winners of the Awards benefit from publicity via both of our websites, social media channels, eNewsletters and an article about the Awards in our respective magazines. Journalists are invited to the presentation in June where the overall winner is awarded a plaque.

Buildings eligible for the Awards include: residential schemes; public buildings; industrial, commercial or farm buildings; conversions; extensions and engineering structures such as bridges. Full details of the basis of the judging are available in the Chilterns Building Design Guide.

To find out more and download the entry form please click here.

Entries must be in by 1st March. Any queries should be addressed to Elaine Mason at design@chilternsociety.org.uk or telephone 01494771250.

Previous years winners and highly commended designs have included:

The conversion of The Old Sawmill, Parmoor, Frieth

Designed by Roger Danks and commended for its successful linking of a derelict barn and Victorian cottage, to form a Passivhaus that needs no energy input.

Old Sawmill, Parmoor Frieth Commended 17 bda outside Old Sawmill, Parmoor Frieth Commended 17 bda
The Old Sawmill, Parmoor, Frieth

The John Turner Building at Shiplake College

Designed by Mark Webber, is a new building which harmonises perfectly with the existing school buildings through the use of materials, brickwork and style.

The John Turner Building, Shiplake College The John Turner Building, Shiplake College inside BDA17 Commended
The John Turner Building at Shiplake College

Private houses have also received commendations - in recent years we've highly recommended a couple of new homes built with traditional, local materials that enhance beautiful contemporary design features and excellent eco credentials.

There has even been a winery - the overall winner of 2017 The Winery at Hundred Hills Vineyard, a gorgeous building styled on traditional farm and agricultural barns, designed by Ian Brown. The judges particularly admired the seamless landscaping of the building in its environment and the quality of the materials used.

The Winery at Hundred Hills Vineyard, Stonor Valley BDA 17

The Winery at Hundred Hills Vineyard, Stonor Valley BDA 17 WINNER INSERT The Winery at Hundred Hills Vineyard, Stonor Valley BDA 17 WINNER
The Winery at Hundred Hills Vineyard

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We wish everyone good luck with their submitted designs!

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