Native Land is delighted to announce that Twenty Bishop’s Square has won the much coveted ‘Best Housing Development’ category at the 2009 Grand Design Awards.
Twenty Bishops Square was commended by the judges for ‘showing particular sensitivity to the historic setting whilst showcasing exemplar contemporary design and technology.’ The project was praised for its particular attention to the materials which were chosen to reflect the setting of the building. The judges felt the facing material meant that the building offered a great contemporary response to its historic location.
The judging panel was made up of eminent architects including former RIBA President George Ferguson and Claudio Silvestrin as well as highly respected designers including Sebastian Conran, Wayne Hemingway and Theo Williams, Creative Director of Habitat.
Collecting the award, Native Land director Jonathan Mantovani drew particular attention to the role of the architects: “We are delighted that Twenty Bishops Square has been recognised in this way and credit must go to Matthew Lloyd and his team for showing the level of desire, enthusiasm and skill required to create a building of such quality.”
Please find links to the Grand Designs website along with Evening Standard’s Homes and Property which sponsored the awards: