The Global Galvanizing Awards recognise the innovative use of galvanized steel by architects, engineers and steel constructors. These awards have been held in conjunction with the industry’s global forum – Intergalva 2015.
45 projects were entered through the national and regional galvanizers associations across the world. The projects have been reviewed in two separate judging processes:
‘Judges’ Award’that has been judged by a panel from the world of architecture and design.
‘Industry Award’that has been voted by the global galvanizing industry through the participating associations.
Projects were evaluated for their effective and innovative use of galvanizing in architecture and civil engineering, as well as the functionality and aesthetics of the structure. Special attention was also given to demonstration of the contribution of galvanizing to sustainable construction. The entrant’s approach towards galvanizing and its incorporation in the design stages was also considered important.
In addition, the judges have identified four Highly Commended and the highest placed projects from each participating association have been identified as Shortlisted projects and are included in this booklet.
They are excellent examples of the growing use of galvanizing in architecture and civil engineering across the world. We hope that they will serve as an inspiration to others.
Jan-Carlos Kucharek Senior Editor
Royal Institute of British Architects Journal Jan-Carlos Kucharek is senior editor of the RIBA Journal and editor of its sister publication Products in Practice. He is a qualified architect, having worked for five years at international practice Foster+Partners before joining the Journal. Before that he worked freelance for a number of London practices after graduating from UCL’s Bartlett School. As part of his architectural education he spent three years living and working in Japan, developing an enduring fascination for Kazuyo Sejima and fugu fish. He lives in London.
Silvio D’Ascia Silvio D’Ascia Architects
Silvio d’Ascia was born in Naples, Italy in 1969. His agency, Silvio d’Ascia Architecture, was founded in 2001 and counts among its principal works the Porta Susa high-speed railway station in Turin, the renovation of the Maeght Foundation in Saint Paul de Vence, and the technology campus for the Bank of Shanghai.
Silvio d’Ascia’s project ‘Porta de Parco’ at Bagnoli, Naples was a winner of the 2012 International Galvanizing Awards.
Matthew Wells Techniker
Matthew founded Techniker in 1993, he has over 30 years experience in the design of building structures and bridges. His particular area of interest is in developing the interface between structural design and architecture. As creative director Matthew maintains an overview of the conceptual content of all the projects in the company.
He has served on the Architectural Association Council and CABE Olympic review panel. He is visiting professor of architectural engineering at the University of Leeds.