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Abito Apartments, Manchester, United Kingdom

Friday 09 Nov 2007

BDP wins award

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BDP is voted Private Housing Architect of the Year 

BDP was voted Private Housing Architect of the Year at BD Architect of the Year Awards held at the London Hilton Hotel (Thursday 1 November 2007). The awards in twelve categories were presented to the firms that are delivering the best and most consistent work. The judging panel comprised some of the country’s most influential architects and clients. They were “particularly impressed with the Abito apartments in Manchester, a new concept aimed at first-time buyers, and people wanting a city crash pad.” They continued that BDP was “inventive and able to demonstrate that high density works” . About Abito the judges said the scheme showed “real innovation and that BDP had come up with a housing concept that had not existed before.” Tony McGuirk, BDP Chairman, who collected the award said “We are delighted to win this award in such an important sector for the future. It brings together our key interdisciplinary skills which create good places for people to live in and enjoy. Our two most recently finished projects, Abito in Salford Quays and Armada in Den Bosch, The Netherlands are fine examples of both innovative thinking and creating a new sense of place within city environments.” BDP was shortlisted in six of the twelve award categories, more than any other architect! The others were Retail Building, Public Building, Masterplanning, Office Building, and Leisure/Sport Building.

Main image: Abito apartments in Manchester
Thumbnails from left to right: Abito aparments and the Armada in Den Bosch, The Netherlands.

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