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February 13, 2024

Design matters

In an era where good design seems an increasing rarity, and where every new housing development resembles every other housing development, it’s always worth noting when design awards are being handed out and especially when they celebrate community-led built environment design projects. This year’s finalists in the My Place Awards include a converted public toilet, a pocket park on some disused land and an overgrown tennis court and crumbling pavilion that now present as Scotland’s first eco -urban croft. As all these projects prove, good design should be for everyone to enjoy.

Scottish Civic Trust

The shortlists for the My Place Awards 2024, which celebrate community-led built environment projects that have transformed their locality, as well as the hard work of the people behind those projects, were announced this Wednesday 24 January. The Awards have two categories: Community-led Projects and Community Champions. The winners of each category will be announced at a ceremony in March.

See the shortlist here