A hat-trick of projects designed by Annie Kenyon Architects have featured in the finals of three of the six categories in the Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards.
The awards, which take place every two years, showcase the very best in architecture and landscape design across the Shire.
Annie was recognised for architectural excellence for three very different projects. An extension to Peterhead Baptist Church was Highly Commended in the Business Enterprise category. North Mains, a small housing development near Pitmedden was Commended in the Building Communities for the Future category and The Three Sheds, a new-build home at Oyne, was shortlisted in the Innovative Single House Design.
“We are delighted that three of our projects have been included in these awards,” said Annie. “Every project we undertake is different but in all of them we are passionate about creating designs which respect and protect the local heritage, landscape and setting while producing beautiful, stylish, functional, efficient properties, each unique in their own way.
“This is what we set out to achieve in the three properties and being recognised in this way is testament to the talented and hard-working team which has brought everything together.”
Peterhead Baptist Church has a thriving congregation and its existing accommodation was no longer fit for purpose. Annie’s design retained the existing church and connected it to the adjacent church property through the creation of contemporary new, welcome hub which has a multitude of uses and is linked by a private cloister area to the church, halls, meeting rooms and service area.
North Mains Development at Pitmedden saw the sympathetic development of several redundant farm buildings into a small scheme of four contemporary homes. Judges said this was a good example of new build in the countryside with a complimentary character and layout which fits in with the style of the setting.
The Three Sheds at Oyne was shortlisted in the Innovative Single House Design category. Drawing inspiration from the local architecture, the unique new-build property consists of three units designed round a central living space. An adjacent ruin now sits as a sheltered feature in the garden.
Along with its sister company Annie Kenyon Developments, Annie Kenyon Architects already holds a string of awards including most recently those from the Trades Awards and Scottish Field’s Rural Scotland Awards
The 2020 Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards Showcase on Aberdeenshire Council’s website, featuring all the finalists has now been launched by Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay. In the virtual launch, he said that Aberdeenshire could hardly be closer to his heart and that ever since childhood he had cherished this very special part of the world.