We attended the awards ceremony for the Civic Trust Awards at The Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, this weekend. Our outdoor play space Harmony Outdoor Area at Dumfries House had been nominated for an award, and we were thrilled to be counted amongst such illustrious projects.
The Civic Trust Awards scheme was established in 1959 to recognise the very best in architecture, design, planning, landscape and public art. Awards are given to projects that demonstrate high quality architecture or design, have demonstrated sustainability, are accessible to all users and have made a positive cultural, social or economic contribution to the local community.
From 264 applications, 58 national and international projects were rewarded with a Civic Trust Award or Commendation, and seven Special Awards were presented to projects that have demonstrated outstanding credentials in specific areas.
We were delighted to see Scotland so well-represented amongst the winning and commended projects, including Murphy House, Kirroughtree Visitor Centre, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, and Johnstone Town Hall – as well as a Special Award for Ronald McDonald House in Glasgow.
Our nominated project, Harmony Outdoor Area, is a multi-sensory place space at Dumfries House in Ayrshire, which recently also won a Nancy Ovens Award.