RICS is calling upon teams and individuals involved in delivering outstanding building projects to submit their entries for the RICS Awards 2005. The RICS Awards celebrate the best new projects in the built environment and the 2005 winners will join a long line of inspirational building projects.
Past winners have included prestigious projects such as The Bullring in Birmingham, London’s Royal Opera House, the Eden Project in Cornwall and the site of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. The Awards also recognise a full spectrum of organisations and projects worldwide, from small schemes achieved by the vision and persistence of one person, to multi-million budget, globally recognised developments.
The awards scheme will be open from October 2004 and the closing date for entries will be 31 December 2004. A revised format for 2005 will see schemes competing in regional heats, with the best entrants in each region forming the shortlist for the main awards.
Judging will take place during Spring 2005 and will be followed by a series of regional awards before the final awards ceremony takes place in London’s Banqueting House on 7 October 2005.
The 2005 Awards will consist of four categories: building conservation; regeneration; sustainability and community benefit. This year the judges will be looking for examples of innovation from each of the submitted entries and may chose to award the discretionary ‘Building of the Year’ award to any entrant that satisfies this criteria.
RICS Chief Executive, Louis Armstrong, says:
'RICS Awards is a perfect showcase for diversity and creativity in the built environment. Successful entrants will need to prove that their schemes demonstrate excellence within their specific category and that their buildings have made a positive contribution to peoples´ lives.'
'In particular they should demonstrate how RICS members have used their skills to develop, regenerate and conserve the world in which we live, work and play.'
Source: Environment Awards