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AXIS and DRDH among Sheffield Design Awards winners

DRDH has nabbed the Best Building prize at this year’s Sheffield Design Awards, while AXIS was crowned the ‘People’s Choice’

DRDH received the accolade for its ‘The Workshop’ project to build a studio extension to a Victorian house in the Nether Edge conservation area of the steel city (AJ 27.08.09).

Flora Samuel, chair of the judging panel, said: ‘The architects have cleverly maximised space to create a relaxed, airy and really pleasant working space.’

AXIS won the people’s choice for its £18 million project to redevelop Leopold Square in Sheffield city centre which completed in 2009.

Ben Otter, project architect at the practice, said: ‘We’re very proud and glad that  people of Sheffield have embraced the development and it’s quite an important heart of the city now’.

Sheffield Civic Trust with the city council and RIBA Yorkshire organised the awards which celebrates high quality design in the area.

List of winners in full:

  • The Workshop by DRDH Architects, winner of the Best Building Award
  • Western Bank Library by Avanti Architects, winner of the Renovation Award
  • Cemetery Road by Project Orange, winner of the Residential Award
  • Newfield & Talbot School by HLM Architects, winner of the Community Design Award
  • Leopold Square, by Axis Architecture, winner of the Peoples’ Award

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