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Innovation and sustainability reign at Galvanizing Awards

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This year’s winners of the seventeenth annual Galvanizing Awards were recently announced during a ceremony at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London.

This year the awards were divided into six categories with Gumuchdijan Architects winning the Galvanizing in Architecture award for St Marylebone School in London (above right). This project also won a commendation at last year’s Structural Steel Design Awards.

Winner of the Sustainable Award was Bucholz McEvoy Architects for Elmpark Green Urban Quarter in Dublin (above left) , a project which took four years to complete and includes a hospital, hotel and apartments.

Other category winners were: Galvanizing in Engineering winner, Barr Technical Services for Colchester Community Stadium; Innovation Award, Roundhouse Building Solutions for The Roundhouse; and the Duplex Award winner was Tony Fretton Architects for Vassall Road Housing and Medical Centre in south London.

The Galvanizing in Detail Award was jointly awarded to Charles Barclay Architects for Kielder Observatory and Ian Moran for Springhill sculptures in Birmingham.

Speaking on behalf of the judging panel, Jan-Carlos Kucharek of the RIBA Journal, said: “The panel always look forward to judging the Galvanizing Awards. The generic and broad ranging nature of the categories and the applications means that sometimes the most incongruous projects can end up being directly compared.”

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