Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards

The 12th biennial Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards (AALDA) is launching in August 2019, in advance of the award ceremony in October 2020. For the 2020 scheme, we will be seeking formal nominations from architects, agents and building owners on built and landscape projects in Aberdeenshire, under seven categories.

This year, we are also looking for nominations from the public. If you wish to get involved, you can nominate buildings or landscapes in your area, which you would like to see considered as part of the 2020 scheme. Please send us an email detailing the property you would like to nominate and its location. We will then make all best efforts to contact the owners to see if they would like to submit a formal nomination for their building or landscape. The only criteria is that building projects must have been completed within the last two years and landscape projects in the last five yearsYou can view all award winners from the 2018 scheme.

2018 submission categories

The closing date for submissions has now passed for all categories. 

Design awards Category Icons-01-resized.pngInnovative solutions to housing need

This category focuses on conceptual designs of sheltered or affordable housing development. Find out more and view innovative solutions to housing need category.

Design awards Category Icons-03_resized.pngConservation and building adaptation

This category focuses on the re-use and innovative new use of existing buildings. Find out more and view conservation and building adaption category.

Design awards Category Icons-05_resized.pngInnovative single house design

This category focuses on individual properties which demonstrate environmental, functional, physical and social value. Find out more and view innovative single house design category.

Design awards Category Icons-07_resized.pngLandscape design

This category focuses on landscape design and place making either in isolation or as part of a wider development. Find out more and view landscape design category.  

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Future proof living (student submission)

This category focuses on conceptual designs which meet the changing demographics. Find out more and view future proof living category.

Design awards Category Icons-04_resized.pngBuilding communities for the future

This category focuses on residential developments that create communities as well as delivering housing. Find out more and view building communities for the future category.

Design awards Category Icons-06_resized.pngBusiness enterprise

This category focuses on commercial or community development. Find out more and view business enterprise category.

Should you require any further information please email us at designawards2020@aberdeenshire.gov.uk