We are delighted to announce that our team of judges have chosen the winning buildings for this year’s award.
Our judges undertook a marathon journey to visit the eight shortlisted properties in early May, followed by very serious and detailed deliberations to choose the developments which best match the awards criteria.
The overall winner is the Hundred Hills Vineyard in the Stonor Valley, designed by Nichols Brown Webber of Henley. It was chosen because it significantly enhances the site and locality, completely harmonises with its setting, the use of high quality local materials, attention to detail and above all its relationship to the special character of the Chilterns.
A Highly Commended award will be given to Jestico & Whiles of London for a domestic project in Amersham which is completely carbon neutral, uses local materials and achieves a highly cool and contemporary effect whilst still being very much part of the Chilterns. The details are of the highest standard.
Commended awards will be given to Nichols Brown Webber of Henley for a new art, music and resource centre at Shiplake College and to Danks Badnell of Windsor for a very interesting domestic development in Frieth successfully combining two disparate buildings. Both of these also have strong eco credentials.
The winner will receive a blue plaque and the runners up will be awarded certificates.
The Buildings Deign Awards are run jointly with the Chilterns Conservation Board.