Nominations sought for church building awards (new build & conservation)

The National Churches Trust have announced details of two awards recognising innovation in new church architecture, and The King of Prussia’s Gold Medal for church conservation work, with a deadline of Friday 3rd October 2014

The National Churches Trust writes:
Nominations for the best new church buildings and for innovative church conservation architecture are being sought for two prestigious awards. 

New church buildings and new designs in church re-ordering, alterations or extensions can be entered for The Presidents’ Award. The award is open to church buildings of all Christian denominations in the UK.

The Presidents’ Award is awarded on behalf of the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association President and the  National Churches Trust’s Joint Presidents, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.

Projects are eligible if they have been completed within the last three years or after the Practical Completion stage in their development.

The 2013 Presidents’ Award was awarded to the Michael Dales Partnership for the new Parish Room at St Mary’s Church, Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire.

Innovative, high quality church conservation or repair work that has successfully overcome a major aesthetic or technical challenge is eligible to be entered for The King of Prussia’s Gold Medal. The Gold Medal was the gift of King Freidrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia in 1857 who was highly impressed with British Victorian church architecture.

The award is open to the Architect or Chartered Surveyor on any scheme of repair for a church or chapel of any Christian denomination in the UK, in use for regular worship, and over one hundred years old.  The scheme must have been funded by a grant or loan from the National Churches Trust, or would have been eligible for such a grant or loan, and have been completed within the last three years.

The 2013 King of Prussia Gold Medal was awarded to Thomas Ford Partners for the conservation repairs to the Church of All Saints, Westbere, Kent.

The deadline for entries for both awards is Friday 3rd October 2014.  The winners will be announced at Westminster Cathedral Hall at the EASA AGM on Thursday 6th November 2014.

View the National Churches Trust article and download the entry form for the King of Prussia Gold Medal nomination or the President’s Award HERE

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