Global Galvanizing Awards 2018

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 2018.

36 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 two Highly Commended and the highest placed projects from each participating association have been identified as Shortlisted projects.

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.

The Awards are organised through the international network of galvanizing industry associations and were sponsored by the International Zinc Association.

You can download the awards brochure here.

The Judges


Bernhard Hauke
Director, bauforumstahl e.V

Bernhard Hauke is the director of bauforumstahl – the organisation that promotes steel construction in Germany and is also a forum for architecture, resource-efficient planning and design with steel. The organisation offers independent advice and knowledge about planning and building with steel. He will soon take up a position as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Steel Construction, published by Ernst & Sohn. Bernhard is a structural engineer with wide experience in project management, technical marketing, sustainability design, BIM and architecture. After his studies in Germany, he gained a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Tokyo.

Burkhard Fröhlich
Chief Editor, DBZ Deutsche BauZeitschrift

Burkhard Fröhlich is Chief Editor of the Deutsche BauZeitschrift (DBZ) - a journal founded in 1953 for architects and planning structural engineers. The journal’s editorial is based on the tasks and the activities of an architect’s everyday work and has a clear practical orientation. Readers include architects, planning or civil engineers, lighting designers and architecture students. The DBZ includes presentations of architectural projects to illustrate their architectural intent, urban integration, functionality, constructional aspects, efficiency and energy considerations.


Matthew Wells

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 a visiting professor at the Arhus School of Architecture.

The Award Winners

Judges' Award Winner

The Silo

Copenhagen, Denmark
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Industry Award Winner

Arts West Building

University Of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
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Highly Commended: Architecture & Circular Economy

The Green House

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Highly Commended: Landmark Architecture

The Saar-Polygon

Ensdorf, Germany
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Shortlisted – Judges’ Award

Bike Pavilion

Hindenburger Platz, Mainz, Germany
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Shortlisted – Industry Award

Refuse Collection Point

The Hague, Netherlands
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Shortlisted – Industry Award

Comenius Bridge

Jaroměř, Czech Republic
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Shortlisted – Industry Award

Hôtel des Communes

Les Herbiers, France
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Shortlisted – Industry Award

Low Carbon Energy Centre

Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
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Shortlisted – Industry Award

Hospital Art

Kasukabe Medical Center, Kasukabe, Japan
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Shortlisted – Industry Award

Magazzino Automatico Verticale

Ceramica Sant’Agostino, Ferrara, Italy
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Shortlisted – Industry Award

ÖAMTC Headquarters

Vienna, Austria
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Shortlisted – Industry Award

Magicone Water Slide

Land Of Legends Aqua Park, Antalya, Turkey
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Shortlisted – Industry Award

Pyramid Residential Building

New York, United States Of America
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Shortlisted – Industry Award


Santos, Brazil
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