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Jersey Architecture 2017 launches

07 September 2017

Jersey Architecture 2017 incorporating the Design Awards will be held at St Helier Town Hall between 22 and 23 September. All the events are free and open to everyone.

The event is a joint enterprise between the Department of the Environment and the Association of Jersey Architects. It's held every two years to celebrate and promote high quality design created and achieved by Jersey architects, designers and developers.

The event will include:

  • free pop-up architect's office
  • day in the life of an architect
  • build a bridge schools competition
  • meet an architect
  • design awards ceremony
  • talks on art and design
  • competition entries exhibition

The schools competition asks pupils to design a new model bridge. The test of its strength will be how many chocolate bars it can hold.

Minister for the Environment, Deputy Steve Luce said 'Good design makes a difference to us every day – whether it's a warm and light-filled school or office, an attractive art work or a well-thought out public space. This event promises to be an inspiring celebration of the best design in Jersey. The private and public sector team have put together a fantastic, accessible and free programme that will, I hope, attract people from across our community and provide a showcase for some of the most exciting and attractive work being done in Jersey.'

The winners will be announced on the evening of Friday 22 September. There were 61 entries for the awards, in 11 categories which include the people's award, the best art work in the public domain, the best example of innovative or sustainable design and the best historic buildings project.

David Gausden, of Design Engine Architects in Winchester, will introduce the award ceremony and Andy Theobold, of Stirling Prize-winning studio, Fielden Clegg Bradley, and Chair of the Jersey Architects Commission, will present the awards.

All the entries will be on display at a free exhibition on Saturday 23 September at the Town Hall.

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