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There will be a week-long exhibition of the award entries at York Explore library from 11 to 18 June. Visit the free exhibition and cast your vote for The Press People’s Choice Award and the Young People’s Award (under 18s only).

 

The Awards cover a wide range of categories including large and small residential development, commercial and public buildings, conservation and restoration projects and open spaces and are open to all projects completed in the last five years.
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The ‘Orb’ temporary exhibition in the Lady Chapel of York Minster

Client: The Dean & Chapter of York Minster
Architect: Andrew Arrol
Contractor: Paragon Creative

This project is an offshoot of the dismantling and restoration of the glass and stonework of the gigantic East Window.

It gives the general public a unique opportunity to appreciate the extraordinary craftsmanship of the mediaeval glaziers and masons and understand the remarkable complexity of the process of restoration

This might have been a more or less mundane display of the various techniques employed, but by presenting the material in this slightly other-worldly flying saucer, it can be seen as the wonderful magic it actually is – the exquisite drawing and colouring of the glass, the amazing complexity of the detail and assembly, the astounding scale and ingenuity of the engineering and execution.

Client: The Dean & Chapter of York Minster
Architect: Andrew Arrol
Contractor: Paragon Creative

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