THE short list of Solent Design Awards have been announced.
Sustainabilty and compatibility with surroundings and communities are the two most crucial factors in the awards.
Each of the seven shortlisted contenders is a best-practice example of both.
From offices at Eastleigh House, flexible teaching studios and student accommodation at the University of Winchester, a public square and civic buildings in Ringwood, to a mixed use redevelopment at St Valentines Close in Winchester, the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth; and a new two-storey building at Ryde School on the Isle of Wight – all this year’s architectural highlights have been built both to suit the place and the people, as well as to survive well into the future.
The biennial Solent Design Awards, organised by the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire, have been sponsored by housing and construction company Bouygues UK.
Voting is now open at solentdesignawards.org.uk.