23 September 2017
The Department for Infrastructure’s new Household Re-use and Recycling Centre has been recognised for its design, art work and sustainability in the Jersey Architectural Commission design competition.
At a ceremony last night to mark Jersey Architecture 2017, the recycling centre won awards in the following categories:
- Small Scale New Build Development – highly commended
- Best Art Work in the Public Domain – highly commended
- Best Example of Innovative (and /or) Sustainable Design – commended
Overall, there were 61 entries in 11 categories in the biennial award scheme which is part of a day of events to celebrate and promote high quality design created and achieved by Jersey architects, designers and developers.
The best Large-Scale New Build Development went to a parish housing scheme, Hameau de la Mer. In this category, Jersey Property Holdings received a commendation for the design of the new St Martin’s School.
Other notable winners included the Salvation Army Bread of Life Café and Bakery which won the Historic Buildings Project award.
The best Art Work in the Public Domain award went to a sculpture trail project, Crapaud, a combined effort by artist sculptor Michelle Cain, willow sculptor Alcindo Pinto, and Jon Parkes of the National Trust for Jersey.
The President of the Association of Jersey Architects, Colin Buesnel said ‘I am delighted to see the Island’s local architects showcase their works through these design awards and that they have received the recognition that they rightly deserve. The quality of the designs presented show that our members are capable of delivering high quality projects of any size, scale and complexity.'
Quality of design
The Minister for the Environment, Deputy Steve Luce said ‘Looking at the entries for this year’s design awards competition, I’m delighted to see that the quality of design in Jersey continues to grow, and to inspire. It’s no small part due to the input of the Jersey Architectural Commission which has provided just the kind of independent voice that we hoped for.’
Jersey Architecture 2017 incorporating the Jersey Architectural Commission design awards is a joint enterprise between the Department of the Environment and the Association of Jersey Architects. It’s held every two years.
The submissions were assessed by a judging panel, comprising Jersey Architecture Commissioners and a guest judge.
List of awards and commendations