On 21 June 2018 in London’s prestigious Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, a packed audience of building industry professionals gathered at a luncheon to celebrate the winning and commended projects submitted for the 2018 Schueco Excellence Awards for Design and Innovation.
Organised by Schueco UK in partnership with Architecture Today, the Schueco Excellence Awards, now in their fifth year, were set up to give public recognition to examples of outstanding contemporary architecture and design collaboration in Great Britain and Eire.
This year, the Awards attracted the highest-ever number of submissions: 73 companies submitted 159 entries spread over the ten different Award categories. Chairman of the judges, Ken Shuttleworth, commented: ‘The volume and quality of the submissions made deciding on the final winners a challenge – but a labour of love as well.’
The Overall Schueco Excellence Award went to the Simon Sainsbury Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School, which was also the winner in the Education category. This new £22 million facility, which provides a hub for post-graduate and executive business education, is on track to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating for sustainability.
Designed to complement the adjoining Grade Two Listed Addenbrookes’s building and drawing inspiration from the latter’s historic masonry facade, the Centre juxtaposes strong colour, refined materials and exposed structural concrete to create a unified campus identity.
Schueco systems employed comprise FW 50+ and FW 50+ SG curtain walling; AWS 70.HI and AWS 70 windows; AWS 114 SG TipTronic controlled top-hung vents; FW 50+ hi-capped curtain walling mullion; and FW 50+ rooflights.
This year, for the first time, the judges gave an Overall Commendation Award: this was won by the latest addition to the LAMDA complex in London, which was also voted the winner in the Cultural Building Category.
The winners in the other Award categories were: WestQuay Watermark, Southampton (Commercial Building); 30 Old Street, London (Refurbishment Project); Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex, Co Tyrone (Health Building); Optima Building, London (Steel Project); Highgate House, London (Individual House); Vaulted House, Dublin (Individual House Improvement); Blows Yard, London (Residential Development); Dane Architectural (Specialist Contractor).
In addition to the outright winners, there were five further commendations – Fenman House, London (Residential Development category); Black Ridge House, London (Individual House Improvement category); Garden Museum, London (Cultural Building category); Marlborough Primary School, London (Education Building category); and Appleton Tower, Edinburgh (Refurbishment Project category).
The panel of judges for the 2018 Awards comprised Chairman, Ken Shuttleworth (Make Architects); Denise Bennetts (Bennetts Associates); Carl Turner (Carl Turner Associates); Jason Flanagan (Flanagan Lawrence); Steve Mudie (alinea Consulting) and Paul Savage (Wintech Group).
For further information on any aspect of the 2018 Schueco Excellence Awards, please email mkinfobox(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)schueco.com.