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2018 Civic Trust Awards

Winner

15 December 2017

We’re proud to announce that The Point is one of the winners of the 2018 Civic Trust Awards.

The awards programme recognises schemes that improve the built environment through design quality, sustainability, inclusivity and accessibility.

Designed in close collaboration with the young people of Tadley, The Point provides a place for the whole community to gather. The project houses two multi-purpose halls, music room and recording studio, café and a series of activity pods and break-out spaces. The roof, with its dark folded ‘cloak’ appearance, gives the building a contemporary edge whilst internally a series of uplifting spaces create an environment the youngsters want to use every day.

From 234 applications, 60 National and International Winners will be presented with an Award or Commendation at the 59th Annual Civic Trust Awards Ceremony, which will be held at the iconic venue of Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United on Friday 9 March 2018.

TAGS Tadley, The Point, Civic Trust Awards

Civic Trust Awards

Regional Finalist

3 November 2017

The Point has been selected as a Regional Finalist in the 2018 Civic Trust Awards. The awards programme recognises schemes that improve the built environment through design quality, sustainability, inclusivity and accessibility.

The Point was designed in close collaboration with the young people of Tadley and provides a place for the whole community to gather. The project houses two multi-purpose halls, music room and recording studio, café and a series of activity pods and break-out spaces. The roof, with its dark folded ‘cloak’ appearance, gives the building a contemporary edge whilst internally a series of uplifting spaces create an environment the youngsters want to use every day.

Regional Finalists will be reviewed by the Civic Trust Awards, AABC and Selwyn Goldsmith Award National Panels who will consider them for a National/International Award or Commendation. Winning schemes will be announced at the 58th Annual Civic Trust Awards Ceremony on Friday 9 March 2018.

TAGS Tadley, The Point, Civic Trust Awards

Winner!

RIBAJ MacEwen Award

31 January 2017

We are delighted that The Point, a new youth centre in Tadley, has won the RIBA Journal MacEwen Award! The MacEwen Award celebrates the best examples of architecture for the common good.

‘It’s not easy getting a youth building right – with the right facilities, in the right materials – without appearing condescending or big-brotherish. This is one of the things that commended The Point to this year’s Mac­Ewen judges. And on the day I went to see the place with architects David Ayre and Dominic Gaunt, along with their client, youth leader Adrian Noad, my immediate response was – this doesn’t feel like a youth club at all. It’s more like a Grand Designs-style house…

By the standards of many of its present projects, The Point is relatively small. But the practice poured a lot of time and energy into it, and – as the MacEwen judges noticed – it shows.’

You can read the wonderful article in full here.

TAGS Tadley, The Point, RIBAJ MacEwen, Youth Project, Leisure

RIBAJ MacEwen Award

The Point

19 January 2017

The Point, a new youth centre in Tadley, has been shortlisted for the RIBA Journal MacEwen Award.

The MacEwen Award celebrates architecture for the common good and shines a light on buildings, places and spaces that actively benefit society as a whole.

TAGS Tadley, The Point, Hampshire, RIBAJ, MacEwen Award

The Point

8 December 2016

The Point, a new two-storey, 410m2 youth centre that was designed in collaboration with the young people of Tadley, was recently featured in Dezeen.

The Point is truly a project for the community and by the community. The young people worked in collaboration with us to develop the design and their ideas and aspirations were brought to life through the town’s residents who voted to have an uplift on their own council tax charge to help fund the project – for every £1 contributed by Tadley Council taxpayers, the Tadley & District Community Association secured an additional £2.88 in grants or donations towards the project.

TAGS Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt, Tadley, The Point, youth centre, Hampshire