Innovation reigns supreme at Galvanizing Awards
The winners of the 2012 Galvanizing Awards were announced at a ceremony at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London.
As usual a diverse range of challenging and sustainable projects were shortlisted for the five categories. EllisMiller’s Catmose College project in Rutland (1) won the Architecture Award for its aesthetic use of galvanized steelwork around the exterior of the building. The judges said galvanized steel has ensured the building will have a long life with low maintenance requirements.
Simon Winstanley Architects won the Sustainable Award for The Houl project (2). This is a house overlooking the River Ken Valley in south west Scotland entirely constructed with materials chosen for their recyclability or renewable credentials.
The Engineering Award was won by Snell Associates for the Garsington Opera Pavilion (3) – a project which also picked up a Commendation at this year’s SSDA.
Collective Architecture won the Detail Award for the Blochairn Place housing regeneration project in Glasgow (4) and the Duplex Award was given to Southey Owlerton Area Regeneration for its Enterprise Centre in Sheffield (5).