Britain's most prominent art award, the Turner Prize has been awarded to the architecture and design collective Assemble.
The group was nominated for their project in which they save run-down Victorian-era homes set for demolition by converting them into homes to be rented or owned by locals. This is all done with help of residents in a working-class neighbourhood in Liverpool.
This marks just the second time this award has been given to more than one individual.
The grand prize of 25,000 pounds is given annually to a British artist under 50.
In a statement, the prize jury said of Assemble: “They draw on long traditions of artistic and collective initiatives that experiment in art, design and architecture. In doing so they offer alternative models to how societies can work.”
Some question whether the group should be given an art prize of this caliber, because the group themselves doesn't consider themselves artists, while others believe recognizing a group doing good for their local community is exactly who should be awarded.