The Georgian Group Architectural Awards 2007
Best New Building in Classical Tradition awarded to a new country house in Hampshire
A new country House in Hampshire designed by Robert Adam has been awarded the Best New Building in Classical Tradition at The Georgian Group Architectural Awards 2007. The house is a literate but highly individual classical design house, designed to accommodate modern family life and facilities. The house was planned with a consistent and clear geometry, and elevational treatments to reflect the different internal uses of parts of the building.
The judges said, "Ashley Park, in Bath stone and brick, is a cleverly conceived essay, influenced by Greek Thompson and Schinkel but by an architect at the top of his game and fluent enough in the classical language to make his own subtle innovations."
Robert Adam, commented, "I am delighted to win this award. The project was the first on a Greenfield site to be won at planning appeal under to Governments' PPG7 policy that permitted the construction of new country houses only that were proven to be of 'the highest quality' and 'truly outstanding."
The 2007 Georgian Group Architectural Awards recognise excellence in the restoration of Georgian buildings, and awards are also given to the best new classical building and the best new building in a Georgian context. These premier conservation awards are sponsored by Savills and were presented by The Rt. Hon. Lord Heseltine C.H. at Christie's, London on 1 November 2007.