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Jersey Design Awards 2022

Jersey Architecture Commission Design Awards

The Jersey Architecture Design Awards are held to celebrate and promote to encourage good design in Jersey, moving it towards excellence.

The Architecture Commission was set up to initially improve the level of design and the Awards are a recognition and celebration of achievements.

The Awards recognise and celebrate good design created and achieved by Jersey architects, designers and developers. They are open to anyone who has delivered a project that they believe has contributed positively to the built environment of Jersey.

Award evening

The judging of all 88 entries to the 2022 Jersey Design Awards has taken place and the awards, highly commended and commended have been selected.

The awards will be presented to the winners with commendations made, on 30 September 2022 at the Jersey Architecture Commission Design Awards Evening hosted in the Lecture Theatre, Jersey Museum, St Helier.

The Minister for the Environment will welcome guests to the Awards evening from 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

An exhibition of the awarded and commended schemes will be hosted in the Jersey Museum Link Gallery in January 2023.

Award categories

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

A building or development over 250 square metres. 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 250 square metres. 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

Entry process

Entries to the Jersey Architecture Awards closed on Friday 1 July 2022. Entrants and practices were able to submit a maximum of 4 entries for each category.

Shortlisted entries were visited by the judges in July 2022. 

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