Aberdeenshire Design Awards

Aberdeenshire Council recognises that good design is important to the public realm and in a wider context believes that development must be of benefit to the people. The aspirations of the Aberdeenshire Design Awards are to encourage the very best in environmental design, to stimulate and develop a deeper and broader interest in our traditional and recent architectural surroundings, and to improve the built environment within Aberdeenshire, thus raising the profile and benefit of good architectural design within our communities.

Differing from previous years the Awards were mainly based around conceptual design to celebrate Scotland's Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

This Years Winning Schemes

There were a total of sixteen awards presented over eight categories within the Aberdeenshire 2016 Innovation, Architecture & Design Awards.

The Ian Shepherd Award was presented this year to COLDRACH nominated in the Innovative Sustainable Development (as built) category, Architect: Moxon Architects Ltd, Client: Ms Rampton

Coldarch

"Coldrach is an imaginative and well executed refurbishment of a derelict cottage with a deceptively simple contemporary extension to create a stylish residence."

All the winners can be viewed in entirety in the Aberdeenshire 2016 Innovation, Architecture and Design Awards Winners Brochure

Aberdeenshire Design Awards 2016 – Public Vote

New to this year’s scheme, all the finalists in the categories were put forward for a public vote. The winner receiving a stand-alone ‘Aberdeenshire Design Award 2016: Public Vote’.

Winner of the 'Public Vote' was, A Contemporary Heritage Museum, Architect: Dave Chouman.

The videos below are all the finalists who submitted conceptual designs in categories 1-6.

List of all six categories:

  • Category 1 - Single house sited in a rural Aberdeenshire setting
  • Category 2 - Single house sited in an urban Aberdeenshire setting
  • Category 3 - Small scale residential development (up to 20 houses) in a rural Aberdeenshire setting
  • Category 4 - Non-domestic development in an Aberdeenshire setting
  • Category 5 - Large scale mixed use urban design project in an Aberdeenshire setting
  • Category 6 - Innovative sustainable development in Aberdeenshire
  • Tiny HouseCategory 2: Single House in an Urban Aberdeenshire Setting
  • Hidden House Category 2: Single House in an Urban Aberdeenshire Setting
  • A Contemporary Fisherman’s CottageCategory 1: Single House Sited in a Rural Aberdeenshire Setting
  • A Visitors Centre ‘Gateway to the Cairngorm National Park’Category 4: Non Domestic Development in an Aberdeenshire Setting
  • Heritage MuseumCategory 6: Innovative Sustainable Development
  • Listed Walled GardenCategory 1: Single House in a Rural Aberdeenshire Setting
  • CabrachCategory 1: Single House in a Rural Aberdeenshire Setting

Tiny House

Lucy Mackenzie, GWS Architects

Category 2: Single House in an Urban Aberdeenshire Setting

 

Hidden House

Catriona Tanner

Category 2: Single House in an Urban Aberdeenshire Setting

 

A Contemporary Fisherman’s Cottage

Michael Rasmussen

Category 1: Single House Sited in a Rural Aberdeenshire Setting

 

A Visitors Centre ‘Gateway to the Cairngorm National Park’

Michael Rasmussen

Category 4: Non Domestic Development in an Aberdeenshire Setting

 

Heritage Museum

David Chouman

Category 6: Innovative Sustainable Development

Listed Walled Garden

Ross Aitchison

Category 1: Single House in a Rural Aberdeenshire Setting

 

Cabrach

Phillip Baxter, Baxter Design

Category 1: Single House in a Rural Aberdeenshire Setting

 

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