Design Award for Good Architecture, Building and Structure

For projects which have innovatively and creatively managed to provide a high quality design and have therefore enriched and improved the existing context through the uniqueness of their design approach. The building/structure may not only be within an urban setting, but may showcase good design in a rural or marine setting.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Submissions can only be made by a local warranted Perit or a practising firm of architects;
  • The projects must have been approved by the Planning Authority after the 1st January 2017 and built, completed and commissioned by the end of November 2022.

Compulsory Entry Requirements

  • Documentation on innovative materials used in the project, or their innovative application;
  • Through the design or materials used what measures were taken to reduce the project’s overall environmental impact and how well were these measures carried out;
  • Photos of the building/structure in its wider context, showing how the project has positively contributed to its surroundings (before and after);
  • Photos of the completed project/structure.

Judging Criteria

  • Form: Through its materiality, shape and detailing, is the design clearly recognizable and relevant in its response to its site, audience and intent?
  • Function: Does the design positively contribute to making the project work well for the intended use, including for its client, users, and the public at large? Is the functionality of the design playing a crucial part in contributing to the benefit of the neighbourhood?
  • Impact: Does the design of the building/structure impact its context and allow it to respond better in its relationship to its surroundings?
  • Environmental consideration: What active and passive means were used through the design to assure more efficient use of energy and minimise negative impacts on the ecological environment?
  • Innovative: Does the design project have originality of concept and thinking? Has the design enabled the project to take a fresh approach? Does it work to improve existing practices? Does it push material and conceptual boundaries?

MASP Awards 2021

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