Bacchus Design &  Construction receives Hon Henry Channon Award from SVG Embassy in Taiwan
Lorenzo Bacchus of Bacchus Design and Construction (centre) receiving his award from Andrea Bowman, Ambassador of SVG to Taiwan on behalf of the SVG Environment Fund
November 4, 2022

Bacchus Design & Construction receives Hon Henry Channon Award from SVG Embassy in Taiwan

On October 27th, 2022 as St Vincent and the Grenadines celebrated its 43rd anniversary of Independence, the Embassy of St Vincent and the Grenadines in the Republic Of China (Taiwan) presented Bacchus Design & Construction with the Hon. Henry Channon Award on behalf of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Environment Fund(SVGEF).

The Henry Channon Award was established by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Environment Fund (SVGEF) in honour of late Chairman Hon.Henry Channon, who led the SVGEF with distinction until his passing in late 2021.

It was Channon’s vision that the Cumberland Nature Trail be an example of excellence in eco-tourism. We honour his memory by ensuring that the style of architecture to be used on the Trail is world class. Hence the Cumberland Trail Architecture Design Competition; Hon. Henry Channon Award was launched for the best concept design for the bridges and other infrastructure works of the Trail.

According to a release, five incredible designs entered for the SVGEF’s Henry Channon Award. A diverse panel of stakeholders including: the Ministry of Tourism, National Parks, Forestry, an Engineer, representatives from the SVGEF all-together judged the designs.

Bacchus Design and Construction (BDC) received the most votes to win the competition. Titled ‘The Experience of the Amazona Guildingii’ Bacchus’ design will be emblematic of St.Vincent’s endemic parrot. A first ever for St.Vincent and the Grenadines.

Bacchus’ bridge designs will have unique shapes and constructions of the parrot’s skeletal structure and inhabited trees. The observation platform will be both for recreation and scientific use as parrot census can be conducted from it.

Bacchus Design & Construction, established in 2020, is an Architectural Design and Construction business registered in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Its founder, Lorenzo Bacchus, having been exposed to the construction industry from a young age, developed a passion for restoration of our historic buildings as well as bringing modern architecture to the Caribbean. With over 40 years of combined experience, BDC aims to use their shared knowledge and expertise to cue the age of modernization, the release said.

This design, “The Experience of the Amazona Guildingii”, was designed by son of the soil from Redemption Sharpes, Lorenzo Bacchus, Chief Architectural Designer, in collaboration with Iris Tse of Hong

Kong in a truly international collaborative effort of creative excellence.

The SVGEF has extended thanks to the Government and people of the Republic of China on Taiwan for affording Mr Bacchus the opportunity to study in Taiwan and to be winning awards even before the completion of his Masters studies.

Thanks have also been extended to Ambassador Andrea Bowman of the Embassy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, ROC, (Taiwan) for presenting this award on the occasion of the 43rd Independence of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Other entries to be acknowledged for their incredible submissions include Vanburn Harry, the principal and owner of the BriskTec Design Group (BDG); Green Blue Building designs; Jenieve Cato’s submission; and Camative Architectural Designs.