METALWORKS - STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN AWARDS 2005
Of 2005's awards, chair of judges David Lazenby said that 'the quality of winners remains remarkably high'.
In looking at entries that range from 'complex elegance to practical simplicity', the judges were comparing buildings and structures for their 'efficiency, cost effectiveness, aesthetics and innovation'. This year five awards were given to two buildings and three bridges.
GIBBS BUILDING FOR WELLCOME TRUST, LONDON Hopkins Architects Structural engineer:
WSP Cantor Seinuk 'A classic of its type, the most successful outcome of structural and architectural design' TOWER ENVIRONS SCHEME, LONDON Stanton Williams Structural engineer: Arup 'Miesian simplicity for a trio of modest pavilions that greatly enhance the visitor experience at the Tower of London World Heritage Site' RIVER USK CROSSING, NEWPORT Yee Associates Structural engineer: Faber Mansell 'The best in British engineering, combining elegant design, high-quality fabrication and innovative construction' ROLLING BRIDGE, PADDINGTON BASIN Thomas Heatherwick Studio Structural engineer: SKM Anthony Hunts and Packman Lucas 'A joyful addition to the development area that has all the appearance of a Leonardo sketch when in the rolled position' MIDLAND MAINLINE RAIL BRIDGE, LONDON Architect and structural engineer:
Rail Link Engineering 'An impressive achievement, which pushed the planning, logistics, design and fabrication skills of the construction team to the limit'