ALmost 200 projects were honoured last night as outstanding examples of urban design in the 2002 Civic Trust Awards.
The trust said the number of prizes awarded at this year’s event was the highest since the late-1960s, reflecting the strength of British architecture. Building magazine is the event’s media sponsor.

  • The access award, sponsored by English Heritage, went to the Royal Court Theatre, London, designed by Haworth Tompkins Architects.

  • Castlefield in Manchester, designed by Manchester council, won the centre vision award, which was sponsored by Waitrose.

  • The exterior lighting award, sponsored by Thorn Lighting and Osram, was taken by the Point Conference Centre in Edinburgh by Andrew Doolan Architects.

  • Patel Taylor’s Thames Barrier Park in east London won the landscape award, sponsored by Woodhouse UK.

  • Enfield council’s New River Loop Restoration Project claimed the partnership award, which was sponsored by English Partnerships.

  • Michael Hopkins & Partners’ Jubilee Campus for Nottingham University won the Civic Trust-sponsored sustainability award.

  • The urban design award, sponsored by the DTLR, was given to the @Bristol project by Alec French and Acanthus Ferguson Mann, Michael Hopkins & Partners and Wilkinson Eyre Architects.

    A full list of winners is contained in the Civic Trust awards supplement, free with this week’s Building.