Do you know a beautiful building in Oxfordshire that deserves recognition?
Now is the perfect time to submit an entry on behalf of your favourite regional building for the recently launched Building Beauty Awards 2022.
Building Beauty Awards 2022 are calling for entries in Oxfordshire for its new award scheme launched by the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust to promote beauty in UK buildings and streets as part of its charitable mission to promote design excellence in the built environment.
These awards will celebrate buildings, engineering structures and urban landscaping schemes that add beauty to our environment in the wake of changes being made to the National Planning Policy Framework, which will see building aesthetics becoming a priority.
Everyone, from architects to members of the public, is welcome to submit an entry at buildingbeautyawards.com, with the deadline for entries end of March 2022. The winners will then be announced at a ceremony in early summer 2022.
The judging panel will be led by one of Britain’s foremost design critics, Stephen Bayley Hon FRIBA, founder of The Design Museum in London and Chairman of the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust.
He will be joined by the architectural commentator Paul Finch OBE, the architectural writer Clive Aslet and the cultural historian Kassia St Clair. Other judges will be announced shortly. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in early Summer 2022.
The architect of the overall winning building will be awarded a £10,000 prize, as well as being invited to help select the recipients of the new Building Beauty Grants, which are aimed at promoting small beautification projects.
Grants can be applied for at buildingbeautyawards.com.
The Building Beauty Awards are different from other architectural awards in that it is solely looking to promote aesthetically beautiful buildings and is not lobbying for any other cause.
The founders want to start a national conversation about beautiful new buildings and why they matter, so now is the time to promote beauty in Oxfordshire’s built environment.
The awards are being sponsored by the leading property developer Ballymore Group.