Restoration Award

For projects where the primary focus was to restore/conserve and preserve the authenticity of a building/monument’s character, historic periods and its features.

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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 restored, completed and commissioned by the end of December 2022.

Compulsory Entry Requirements

  • Entries should submit an approved Restoration Method Statement (RMS) and any ensuing addenda;
  • If the project includes the reconstruction of missing features, sources documenting the property’s historic appearance with details of the features concerned (where possible) should be provided unless done so in the RMS;
  • Documentation from the project lifespan showing what conservation materials and technologies were utilised, and the different specialisations involved;
  • What measures were taken to reduce the project’s overall environmental impact and how well these measures carried out;
  • Photos of the monument or 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, including details.

Judging Criteria

  • Form: Did the restoration project through its materiality, shape and detailing, retain or complement, the original building/monument
  • 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/monument’s authenticity and integrity? Have works respected conservation ethics, values, and conservation principles?
  • Impact: Did the restoration project allow the building/monument to impact its context and respond better in its relationship to its surroundings, its users and the public at large? and Has the project, inlcuding the reconstruction of missing features, and/or new additions on the whole building/monument achieve a long-term aesthetic impact?
  • Methodology and materials: Have the methodology and materials chosen observed the principles of compatibility and reversibility? Is there sufficient evidence of background research, diagnosis and documentation? While respect traditional materials and techniques has there been an effort to combine these with a fresh approach including more innovative, but still ethically sound methods?

MASP Awards 2022

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