CABE Press Release
Exhibition provides photographic proof that public buildings can be
inspirational, not institutional
09 May 2005 | Download this press
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Contact Dominique Owen on 020 7960 2470
To celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Better
Public Building Award, a photography exhibition hosted by CABE (Commission
for Architecture & the Built Environment) during Architecture Week
showcases some of Britain's best public buildings, spaces and even roads.
Shot by fashion photographer, Michele Turriani, Public & Prized invites
the general public to take a photo-tour around a selection of the projects recognised
during five years of the Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award.
The exhibition is not just about architecture. The award is the only design
accolade that looks at the usability and functionality of a building. Reflecting
this, Michele Turriani's work illustrates that public buildings and spaces
are for the public. The photographs focus on the people that use our libraries,
schools, hospitals, art galleries and museums everyday. Visit the exhibition,
as it could be you in the picture.
The exhibition opens at a central London gallery (17 June 2005)
after which it is due to tour around the UK.
Notes to Editors
- Public & Prized: Friday 17-Sunday 26 June. Sat, Sun
10am - 5.30pm. Mon-Fri 12 - 5.30pm.
Lesters Painting Rooms, 1-5 Flitcroft Street, London WC2H 8DN.
Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road
T: 020 7836 6747
- Michele Turriani trained
in Italy as a graphic designer and art director. His photographic work
includes advertising, fashion, music, publishing and editorial. Rarely
- For press information or high-resolution images contact Dominique Owen
at CABE on 020 7960 2470 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- The exhibition features the following buildings:
- Tate Modern, London - Winner 2001
- City Learning Centre, Bristol – Winner 2002
- Millennium Bridge, Gateshead – Shortlisted 2002
- Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Norwich – Shortlisted
- Bournemouth Library, Bournemouth – Winner 2003
Gardens, Manchester – Shortlisted 2003
- Laban Dance Centre, London – Shortlisted 2003
- City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester – Shortlisted 2003
- National Maritime Museum, Falmouth – Shortlisted 2003
- Cowgate Under 5's Centre, Edinburgh – Shortlisted 2003
- Bingley Relief Road, Yorkshire – Winner 2004
- Raines Court, London (Housing) – Shortlisted 2004
- Celebrating excellence in both design quality and procurement practices,
the Better Public Building award is made annually to new projects commissioned
by central or local government and paid mainly with public funds. The
Award is jointly sponsored by the Commission
for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) and the Office
of Government Commerce (OGC). The shortlist for
the 2005 Prime Minister’s Award for Better Public Building will be announced
on Thursday 16 June 2005. The winner will be announced on Thursday 13 October
- The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) is an office of HM Treasury
which works with central civil Government as a catalyst to achieve best
value for money in commercial activities. Design quality is a key element
of OGC’s Achieving Excellence in Construction initiative, which
aims to make the central Government sector a more efficient client of
the construction industry
- CABE champions the creation of great buildings and public spaces.
It is a non-departmental public body set up by the Government in 1999.
Through public campaigns and support to professionals, CABE encourages
the development of well-designed homes, streets, parks, offices, schools,
hospitals and other public buildings - www.cabe.org.uk