Now in its 27th year, the annual AJ Small Projects Award, run in association with Marley, celebrates completed projects with a contract value of £299,000 and under, with entries closing 21 January.
…its intention…. to give much-deserved recognition to schemes with a more modest budget….
Architects Journal writes:
This year’s AJ Small Projects Award – the search to find the UK’s best project costing under £299,000 – has opened for entries
AJ Small Projects launched last month (30 November) at an event held at the studio of Piercy & Company in Camden, London, which included a video presentation by last year’s AJ Small Project winner Rashid Ali.
His winning scheme, a 30m² Common Room for the Town Hall in Hargeisa, Somaliland, was described by judges earlier this year as ‘a small scheme with a big impact’ – it cost just £9,500. Ali talked about his experience of the award and the value of small projects in practice saying: ‘Small projects are a great opportunity to experiment with ideas – which are multi-scalar – as well as with details and materials.’
Since it was first launched in 1996, its intention has remained the same: to give much-deserved recognition to schemes with a more modest budget. From home extensions to workspaces, restaurants to shop fit-outs, pavilions to small houses, architects all over the country are busy working on projects that may not make the headlines but provide a real indication of the depth of design talent across the UK today.
All projects entered into the awards are featured on the AJ Buildings Library with the 20 shortlisted projects published in the AJ in March 2022 and on being display in an accompanying exhibition.
The deadline is 21 January 2022.