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Turner Prize won by derelict homes project

Turner Prize winnerA scheme to regenerate derelict houses in Toxteth in Liverpool has won the Turner Prize, the award for British contemporary art.

Assemble, a 14-strong London-based architecture and design collective – none of them artists – picked up the £25,000 prize for their work on 10 houses.

Judge Alistair Hudson said they were “part of a long tradition of art working in society”. Assemble is the first collective to win the prize.

The Turner Prize ceremony took place at the Tramway in Glasgow.  The winners noted that it was apt that they had won it in the city where they have been working on an adventure playground in Baltic Street.

The other nominees were Bonnie Camplin, Janice Kerbel and Nicole Wermers.

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