Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Winners chosen to reinvent 'more democratic' town halls

  • Comment

The judges of the Designs on Democracy competition to reinvent the town hall, backed by the AJ, IPPR, CABE and the Design Council, have selected three winners for its sites - at Stockport, Bradford, and Letchworth in north Hertfordshire.

The triumphant practices are, respectively: ABK, Bauman Lyons and DSDHA, which defeated six other firms at the shortlisting stage.

The winners, each receiving £10,000, were announced at a ceremony on Monday night with head of judges Robin Nicholson, the IPPR's Matthew Taylor and Tony McNulty MP, design champion for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

McNulty said: 'Bad design can be a barrier to participation, and all too often the poor quality of public buildings can drive people away I am delighted by this project, not only because of the sheer quality of all the designs but because they share one common aim - bridging the gap between people and place.'

An exhibition of all the winning and shortlisted schemes is on show at the RIBA until 26 January.

lSee Designs on Democracy special feature, pages 23-30

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.