The Millenium Promenade
Chosen from more than 80 entries the 2001 Paviors' Award was made to Gosport Borough Council for their Millennium Promenade Waterfront as part of the "Renaissance of Portsmouth Harbour Landmark" project.
The project includes 3 km of promenade, coast protection works, open spaces and parking, and pedestrian links from the waterfront to Holy Trinity Church. However the scheme was chosen as the winner because of the attractive new promenade, with attractive seating in the flood defence wall giving a good view of the harbour.
The 'Einstein' Timepiece
Also the award was made because of the unique public timepiece, the design taking inspiration from Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity; his space time cone diagram is represented in the paving. At the centre a mast casts a shadow for the sundial and when the sun crosses the meridian the line of true north on the paving and a small circle of light through the cone indicates the time and date.
The Master presented a certificate to the Mayor in June in Gosport and certificates for the client, designer and contractor were presented at the annual banquet in September.