Rehabilitation & Conservation Award

For projects which promote the conservation and rehabilitation of historic building/s towards its adaptive reuse.  Each nomination should show that through sensitive interventions, the historical integrity of the building and the legibility of its original design are enhanced. The project needs to clearly highlight how the adaptive reuse of the existing building/s was carried out and what interventions were made for the property to meet contemporary requirements while retaining its historic character.

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Eligibility Criteria

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

Compulsory Entry Requirements

  • Entries should submit an approved Restoration Method Statement and any ensuing addenda;
  • Summary of the adaptive reuse and what interventions were carried out to the building;
  • Documentation from the project lifespan showing what conservation materials and technologies were utilised, and the different specialisations involved;
  • What clear measures were taken to reduce the project’s overall environmental impact and how well were these measures carried out.
  • Photos of the building in its wider context, showing how the project has positively contributed to its surroundings (before and after). Aerial photos will be considered an asset;
  • Photos of the completed project.

Judging Criteria

  • Form: Did the rehabilitation/conservation project through its materiality, shape and detailing, retain and complement, the original building?
  • Function: Following the completion of the project is the rehabilitated building still working well for its intended use, regardless of whether it is targeted to the client, the users that occupy it, the public that encounters it, or even the virtual visitors that may confront it through its photographic representation?
  • Authenticity and integrity: Did the intervention/s carried out in this project respect, or complement, the building of authenticity and integrity? Have works respected conservation ethics, values, and conservation principles?
  • Impact: Did the rehabilitation/conservation project allow the building to impact its context and respond better in its relationship to its surroundings, its users and the public at large? and Has the project, including the reconstruction of missing features, and/or new additions on the whole building achieve a long-term aesthetic impact?
  • Methodology and materials: Have the methodology and materials chosen adhere to the principles of compatibility and reversibility? Is there sufficient evidence of background research, diagnosis and documentation? While respecting traditional materials and techniques, has there been an effort to combine these with a fresh approach, including more innovative but ethically sound methods?

MASP Awards 2022

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