RICS Awards 2015 - Design Through Innovation

We are delighted to announce that The Exbury Egg has been shortlisted for the 2015 RICS: Design Through Innovation Award.

The Brief: Design a temporary live/work structure within the New Forest which will accommodate the artist, Stephen Turner, in residence for a period of one year.

The Aim: To study the littoral - the elusive watery edge of the river between high and low water. The coastal marshland of the New Forest is under constant threat from global warming and erosion.

The Result: 'The Egg' is a collaborative project between architects PAD Studio, project manager - SPUD group and Stephen Turner. Located on the Beaulieu River this floating wooden pod moves up and down with the tide. Built by a local craftsman using age-old boat building techniques, the Egg houses a bed, desk, small stove and wet room, sufficient to allow the artist to exist minimally. A life link and interactive webcam enabled virtual visitors to follow Stephen's journey and to engage throughout.

RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) Awards 2015

There are eight categories to enter, each demonstrating how property professionals use their skills to develop, regenerate and conserve the environment in which they live and work. If you think your project could be a winner then send us your entry.

The judges will select regional award winners for each of the eight categories, which will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony which will be held in all 12 UK Regions across April and May 2015.

The winners of the Building Conservation, Community Benefit, Design through Innovation, Infrastructure and Regeneration categories will be entered into the national RICS Awards Grand Final, to be held at The Savoy, London in October 2015. These regional entries will then compete to be the overall category winner and for the ultimate accolade – Project of the Year.