The voting is open to find Harlow’s best new architecture in 2019. This is the fourth year that Harlow Civic Society has run its architecture award programme in which residents can nominate and vote for their favourite newly completed projects in three categories: Residential, Non-Residential and Environmental. The shortlists are published and voting is via the website. The results will be announced at a celebration event at the Rugby Club on Sunday 13 October at 4pm.
The shortlists this year are as strong as ever and this year’s new Environmental Category has got off to a good start with two excellent candidates in Oakwood Pond and the landscaping on Harlow Science Park. The former dates back hundreds of years and is preserved within one of Harlow Green Wedges while the latter provides businesses of the future with a refreshing green context which includes many indigenous species of shrubs and trees.
Both the Residential and the Non-Residential Categories have three interesting and contrasting candidates to choose from. The residential side features detached houses, terraced houses and flats and on the non-residential side there is a new health centre up against two educational buildings at the opposite ends of the continuum: a primary school and a university business incubator.
The choice of the best is yours.