THE Cork public are being asked to nominate the city’s best-looking buildings for the annual Better Buildings Awards.
The awards honour the best-designed and best-kept buildings in Cork City and suburbs.
They are organised by the Cork Business Association (CBA) together with Cork City Council and the Evening Echo.
Aimed at rewarding staff, managers, property owners, developers, architects and designers for high standards in building design, conservation and creativity as well as those involved in the maintenance and upkeep which protect, enhance and improve business buildings in the Cork City area.
This significantly contributes to a positive public perception of the city as a vibrant and dynamic place to live, visit, invest and do business in.
The CBA is urging every business, heritage building owner, architect, conservation project and tourism facility in the greater Cork area to enter the awards before the October 23 deadline.
“Whether you have recently upgraded the exterior of your building, have designed a stunning new build, painted or decorated your building, invested in the upkeep of an old building, introduced a new use for your building or you are just extremely proud of how your building looks, don’t delay and enter online or pick up an entry form explaining which category or categories you wish to be considered for and why,” CBA chief executive Lawrence Owens said.
The categories for the awards are Best in Retail, Best in Heritage & Conservation, Best in Cafe/Restaurant, Best in Pub Front, Best in Commercial Business Frontage (excl. retail), Best in Tourism, Arts & Accommodation and Best New Development. There will also be a Judges Choice.
The closing date for applications is October 23, to afford the judges time to inspect and visit the nominated buildings.
To nominate a building, fill out an application form on http://www.corkbusiness.ie or call 021 4278295.