Judges’ Special Award: Bere: architects

“Having scrutinised the entries in all categories the judges decided they wanted to make a special award to Bere Architects for their achievement across a range of competition categories. They have shown initiative and innovation in providing a local site that is also a national exemplar. They have turned their office into a test centre for sustainability as well as showing how an urban building can contribute to local biodiversity, and simultaneously have reached out to their local community, running a series of seminars for local groups to spread good practice in green building.”