Aberdeenshire Council has revealed the shortlist of entries to its design awards which features buildings, structures and public art across the shire.
The shortlist for the Aberdeenshire Design Awards 2012 follows an initial round of judging that took place last month, whittling down 106 entries to the 28 projects that will compete for prestigious plaudits over seven categories at a ceremony in September.
The seven categories are Business, Conservation, Craftsmanship, Housing, Public Art, Rural Landscape Development and Sustainability.
The Turra Coo is shortlisted in the Public Art section and will be judged against
- Threadneedle Street, Peterhead
- The Compass, Westhill
- The Eternal Present, Oldmeldrum
Chair of Infrastructure Services Committee Councillor Peter Argyle said
Aberdeenshire has a rich heritage that is being preserved through craftsmanship of the highest standard with towns and villages being transformed by public art and creative architecture.
Our awards also celebrate sustainability which is encouraging for the environment too and there are some really exciting projects on the list which I know was hard for the judges to narrow down due to the high standard of entries we received.
I look forward to the outcome in September and wish all the entrants the best of luck.
Site visits by a judging panel of architects, artists and councilors are scheduled to visit the shortlisted projects will take place in July.