Officers Field development wins architecture award

Dorset Echo: Officers Field development wins architecture award Officers Field development wins architecture award

A HOUSING development on Portland has won a prestigious architectural award.

The Officers Field housing development, designed byHTA Design LLP architects, has won an RIBA South West Award 2014 from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The former Olympics 2012 athlete’s village has been converted by Dorchester-based ZeroC Holdings into 58 angular houses merging into the backdrop of existing buildings climbing the hill in a range of sandy coloured forms.

The project also picked up the RIBA South West Project of the Year Award for being an exemplary housing scheme in the UK.

RIBA South West Awards recognise examples of innovative and outstanding new architecture within the region, and chairman of the jury John Pardey said: “Officers Field is a remarkable achievement. Since the war, there have been precious few low-rise housing schemes that could provide an alternative to ubiquitous developer-led estate.

“The developer should be congratulated for not settling on minimum spaces standards here and has worked hard to create generous living spaces that open out onto terraces or gardens so offering the chance to live outside as much as possible. Undoubtedly this is a great place to live.”

Jon Watkins, RIBA South West regional director, said: “The RIBA South West Awards always bring out the best in local and national architects across our vast region.

“It is delightful that Portland is a focus for local success and quality this year, and I commend clients and architects for their work in raising the profile of architecture across Dorset.”

RIBA South West Award winners will now be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, which will be announced in June.

Comments (7)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:46am Fri 9 May 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

Whoever awarded this 'shouda gone to specsavers'.
Whoever awarded this 'shouda gone to specsavers'. IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
  • Score: 7

12:29pm Fri 9 May 14

PORTLAND ROVER says...

The Mind Boggles! MALIGNANT GROWTH! Made of cardboard and String!
The Mind Boggles! MALIGNANT GROWTH! Made of cardboard and String! PORTLAND ROVER
  • Score: 6

5:18pm Fri 9 May 14

portland rebel says...

over priced, unable to sell and already looking shabby, another couple of years and it will become the ghetto that was predicted.
over priced, unable to sell and already looking shabby, another couple of years and it will become the ghetto that was predicted. portland rebel
  • Score: 1

7:44am Sat 10 May 14

cosmick says...

Now i know anything is possible. A joke.
Now i know anything is possible. A joke. cosmick
  • Score: 1

2:38pm Sat 10 May 14

weymouthfox says...

Now you know the inmates have taken over the asylum. Is it April 1st.?
Now you know the inmates have taken over the asylum. Is it April 1st.? weymouthfox
  • Score: 2

5:25pm Sat 10 May 14

southwellman says...

You are kidding me right.. OK How much did they have to bribe and who was the bribe too?.. Took away some good green ground to build a crap hoouse for some horahh henries..
You are kidding me right.. OK How much did they have to bribe and who was the bribe too?.. Took away some good green ground to build a crap hoouse for some horahh henries.. southwellman
  • Score: 1

7:12pm Sat 10 May 14

Caption Sensible says...

Political decision.
Political decision. Caption Sensible
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree