Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award 2018 for Tregunnel Hill, Newquay

July 14, 2018

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) have honoured the Duchy of Cornwall and ADAM Architecture for Tregunnel Hill, a new neighbourhood in the seaside Village of Newquay that has been built with local materials and workers, and attracted nearly 90 percent of its new residents from the immediate area, a remarkable feat in a popular resort setting.

The project is among eleven professional and three student winners of its 17th annual Charter Awards, which recognize exemplary projects by local government, developers, architects, urban designers and others engaged in revitalizing and creating coherent cities, neighborhoods, and metropolitan regions. Winners are chosen because they not only embody and advance the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism, but also because they make a difference in people's lives.

“Excellence in architecture and urban design is more than a beautiful building, street, or neighborhood,” said Lynn Richards, President and CEO of CNU. “It’s how a design improves the quality of lives of the people living, working, and playing in these areas. The best efforts are victories that may not be obvious but make a tremendous impact.”

Regarded as the preeminent award for excellence in urban design, the CNU Charter Awards have honoured a select number of winners and honorable mentions since 2002. In 2018, the jury focused on a specific aspect of the Charter’s principles: projects that advanced equitable and inclusive placemaking.

Read the CNU Charter Award brochure online (Tregunnel Hill page 13)