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Jersey Design Awards 2022

Entry process

The entry will be via the online form below. Applications for the awards can be made from 29 April 2022 up to 12pm on Friday 1 July 2022.

Entrants and practices are to submit a maximum of 4 entries for each category.

Shortlisted entries will be visited by the judges in July 2022. The final date and time will be confirmed with the shortlisted entrants prior to the judging site visits.

The awards will be presented to the winners with commendations made on in September 2022 at the Jersey Architecture Commission Design Awards Evening, details will be advertised separately. An exhibition of the Awarded and commended schemes will be hosted in the Jersey Museum Link Gallery in January 2023.  

Entries

It is important that entries for the awards conform to a set standard using the online form.

Application entry

Each entry must include:

Up to two A2 presentation boards submitted in pdf, in colour with a summary legend at A6 size in the top right-hand corner on one board. This helps sort all boards for judging. The panel should include:

  • architect or entrant's name with practice or company
  • address of the project
  • category(s) for which the scheme is being entered.

In addition the boards should contain:

  • a concise description of the scheme, a summary of the brief or objectives of the project and the design approach used.
  • the context of the project including a site plan.
  • high quality colour photographs of the completed project. These photos need to demonstrate:
    • the context
    • scale
    • mass
    • architectural detail
    • quality of the finishes
  • in restoration/refurbishment projects 'before and after' photographs should be submitted. This is not required for the Un-Built or the Student Categories.

An entry fee of £46.20 per entry will need to be made electronically at the time of application.

If shortlisted, additional images of the project or entry may be required alongside a supplementary A4 sheet which explains the environmental and sustainable achievements of the scheme. 

Award categories

Best large scale new build development (residential or other uses)

A building or development over 250m2. Factors to be considered:

  • how well the building uses its site
  • how effectively the three-dimensional form of the building is composed
  • how well the building relates to its:
    • context
    • surrounding public space
    • neighbourhood
  • how the form and character, materials and details of the building relate to its context.
  • how the building and site respond to the Jersey context
  • whether it is accessible to all and demonstrates wider community benefit

Best small scale new build development

A building or development under 250m2. Factors to be considered:

  • how well the building uses its site
  • how effectively the three-dimensional form of the building is composed
  • how well the building relates to its: 
    • context
    • surrounding public space
    • neighbourhood
  • how effectively the building design responds to its use
  • how the form and character, materials and details of the building relate to its context.
  • how the building and site respond to the Jersey context
  • whether it is accessible to all and demonstrates wider community benefit

Best large scale refurbishment or extension

Factors to be considered:

  • how the scheme has successfully dealt with the existing architectural fabric and features of the host building
  • how well the building uses materials and constructional details
  • the quality of craft and construction
  • how effectively the building has been adapted to its use
  • how well the new work responds to the host building and the Jersey context
  • whether it is accessible to all and demonstrates wider community benefit

Best small scale building or extension

Factors to be considered:

  • how the scheme has successfully dealt with the existing architectural fabric and features of the host building
  • how well the building uses materials and constructional details.
  • the quality of craft and construction
  • how effectively the building has been adapted to its use
  • how well the new work responds to the host building and the Jersey context

The unbuilt scheme award

This is an award for what the judges consider the best un-built architectural design for any of the above categories.

Best historic building project

The building or site should be a Listed Building or Place. Factors considered:

  • how well the building relates to the listed building or place
  • how well the repair, restoration and adaption of the listed building or place responds to its significance
  • how the form, character, materials and details of the scheme relate and respond to the listed building or place
  • how well the building relates to its context, surrounding public space and neighbourhood
  • how well the building and site respond to the Jersey context
  • quality and execution of craft
  • whether it is accessible to all and demonstrates wider community benefit

Best landscape architecture project

Hard and soft landscaping, paving, sculpture, environmental improvement, boundary walls and street furniture. Factors considered:

  • contribution the scheme makes to its locality, setting and neighbourhood and its contribution to enhancing the public realm
  • use and finish of materials and soft landscaping in its context
  • how well the site responds to its Jersey context
  • how the scheme has successfully dealt with the existing features of the area and its context
  • how well the scheme uses materials and the quality of the construction details
  • whether it is accessible to all and demonstrates wider community benefit

Best example of sustainable and, or innovative design

To show a positive response to the challenges of climate change and the aspiration to deliver carbon neutrality as in Jersey. This category is for projects that encourage architectural innovation, particularly in the field of sustainable design. Schemes must demonstrate how the principles of sustainability, minimisation of energy use and low carbon design has been at the core of the project and how this has been implemented. Factors that will be considered: 

  • how well the project responds to reducing energy usage and its carbon footprint
  • how well the scheme exceeds the required or expected standards
  • how innovation has been used to deliver energy conservation including micro energy generation
  • how it sets an example of 'good practice' that can be adopted in the future
  • the contribution the scheme makes to its locality, setting and neighbourhood
  • whether it is accessible to all and demonstrates wider community benefit

Best artwork in the public domain

A new or innovative feature within a project. The purpose of this award is to celebrate the relatively small features within a project, whether new or in a refurbishment, that demonstrates real quality in design and finish. Factors considered:

  • how the scheme responds to the essence of place
  • how the scheme demonstrates the involvement of the artist(s) from concept to delivery as part of the design process
  • how interpretive study has been used to deliver the art work
  • how the scheme has successfully dealt with the existing features of the area and its context
  • how the work responds to the need to be accessible either intellectually, physically or spatially
  • how it demonstrates wider community benefit

Best interior

A new or refurbished interior. This award celebrates the interior design of a project whether new or in a refurbishment that shows quality in design and finish. Factors considered:

  • how well the design responds to its building and context
  • how well the space of the building is managed
  • quality and execution of craft
  • how well the design responds to the brief and aspirations for brand or client's style
  • how the form, character, materials and details of the work relate to the host building 
  • whether it is fully accessible to all

Jersey students architectural project award

Factors considered:

  • how well the design responds to its context
  • how well space inside and outside the building is used
  • how well the design responds to the brief and the planned or intended use
  • how well the new work responds to the host building and Jersey context
  • how effectively the design responds to its use
  • how the form, character, materials and details of the work relate to the host building
  • whether it is fully accessible to all

Patrons medal

This Award is presented by the Association of Jersey Architect's Patron. 

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