Mary Rose Museum picks up prestigious global award for its design

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THE Mary Rose museum has been recognised as one of the best-designed public spaces in the world.

The attraction, which opened at Portsmouth Historic Dockyards in May 2013, won the best public space award in the SBID International Design Awards 2014.

Now in its fourth year, the awards recognise excellence in the design industry.

The winners of 15 categories were revealed at a ceremony at the Dorchester hotel in London.

This year saw entries from more than 30 countries around the globe including the UK, Canada, Turkey, China, Russia, USA, Australia, UAE and more.

SBID President Vanessa Brady OBE said: ‘Year after year, we are astonished by the volume of entries and support received.

‘The SBID Awards continue to mark its place as one of the finest celebrations of design excellence, securing its international edge at the forefront of design.’

All winners received a SBID International Award 2014 trophy, specially made by Czech glass specialists Sans Souci Glass Deco.

The Mary Rose Museum designers Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will won the award for the best public space.

Acumen Design Associates received the Overall Winner Award for The First Apartments First Class Suites for Etihad Airways.

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