The Mary Rose Museum announced as a finalist for SBID International Design Award

Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will have been shortlisted in the Public Space category of this year’s SBID International Design Awards.

The Mary Rose Museum, in Portsmouth has been selected as one of the qualifying projects by a technical panel of judges in the first stage of the process. The public are now invited to cast their votes for their favourite entries and their votes will be counted towards the overall results. Vote for the Mary Rose Museum here.

SBID has firmly established this annual occasion as one of the most prestigious recognitions of design excellence in the interior design industry. With a 15% increase in entries from over 30 countries across the globe, SBID President, Vanessa Brady OBE said:

“Quality projects from around the world at every scale and price-point continue to represent our ethos; that design is a discipline that requires training, trading standards, a shared financial conduct and unity, then it truly is celebrated… SBID are incessantly dedicated to acknowledging excellence at every level and our awards serve as the finest way to celebrate this commitment”.

Chris Brandon, Principal at Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will, architect for the interior of the project, said:

“I am pleased to see this fantastic project qualify for the next stage of these important industry awards As architect for the interior of the Museum it was important for us to create a building and interior that protects and showcases the Mary Rose. Designed from the inside-out, the Museum building takes many of its cues from the historic ship, allowing its hull and artefacts to take centre stage to create an atmospheric visitor experience.”

The public voting will close at 5.30 pm GMT on Friday 5 September and the winners will be announced at the SBID International Design Awards Ceremony, held at The Dorchester hotel in London on Friday 14 November 2014.

The full line-up of judges for this year’s awards will include: Kevin Mau, Senior Creative Director at The Boeing Company; Ben McOwen Wilson, Director of Content Partnerships at YouTube; Jane Preston, Facilities Manager UK, Real Estate & Workplace Services at Google; David Lewis, Managing Director of Sunseeker London; Christopher Jenner, Creative Director at Eurostar; John Mathers, CEO of the Design Council; Mathew Dalby, Design Director at yoo; Carolina Calzada, Managing Director at Global Color Research; Patrick Taylor, Managing Director of Taylist Media; Katharine Pooley, Founder & Managing Director of Katharine Pooley Ltd; Theresa Dowling, Editor and Group Editorial Director for Progressive Market Intelligence design titles (FX, Blueprint).

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