Design Matters: RIBA Downland Prize Exhibition & Eyesore Debate

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The RIBA Downland Prize Exhibition

The latest exhibition to open in the greenhouse is the 2009 RIBA Downland Prize Exhibition which demonstrates some of the best architectural designs in the South of the UK. This includes three Guernsey based projects which were shortlisted for the final prize. These projects were by local architects Paul Langlois and Andrew Dyke, who will as part of this exhibition; give a talk at the greenhouse on Thursday 15th July. They will be joined by 2008 winner Tim Holmes.

The Downland Prize has been awarded every year since 1998 to an architect based in RIBA South East or RIBA South regions (including the Channel Islands)., whose project with a total cost of £1million, best demonstrates the benefits of using an architect’s services.

This Exhibition makes up one element of a wide range of events happening over the coming weeks as part of the Guernsey Arts Commission strand of work in design which is aimed at encouraging people to discuss design and design issues.

The Eyesore Debate

The Eyesore Debate is taking place on Thursday 22 July at 6.0pm at the Beau Sejour theatre. This event will be an opportunity for Architects, the Planning Department, and local petitioners to present their arguments for and against certain building designs in Guernsey. This debate will be chaired by Jim Delbridge and the three sides will be made up of Jamie Falla and Andrew Ozanne representing the Architects, the Planning Department will be represented by Jim Rowles and Faith Rose and local petitioners Al Brouard and Robin Penna will make up the final side.

This debate will be an opportunity for all sides to be heard as well as allowing participation from the audience. This event is free but places must be reserved through phoning 739747 or emailing justiene@arts.gg.

The Guernsey Arts Commission would like to thank the RIBA South East, the GSA (Guernsey Society of Architects), in particular Mitchell Sneddon for their help with the exhibition and the Culture & Leisure Department for their support of The Eyesore Debate event.

one of the shortlisted entries for the 2009 Downland Prize

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