The 2020 GAGA ceremony saw the substitution of the Edwardian splendour of 4 Hamilton Place with Zoom – an unfortunate effect of our present circumstance. Zoom does however have some benefits and our brief announcement of our GAGA winners was enjoyed by all.
An eclectic mix of projects were received, including that for our new ‘Art Award’, with some difficult decisions having to be taken by the judging panel. This issue features the results of that process.
Our sustainability winner uses a simple building form to create accommodation that takes coastal erosion into account. By combining the strength of steel and the natural finish of timber, a movable / reusable building has been constructed.
Two further projects take the rural barn and elevate its design to new heights. Fordham Abbey Dojima Saké Brewery by SCABAL & KPTA takes this simple form and creates a poetic steel structure for the first building of its kind in the UK, the concept is given even greater potency by Haston Reynolds with their Centre for Dairy Science Innovation at the University of Nottingham.
This year’s projects continue to show the versatility, strength and compatibility of galvanized steel within our built environment.
Iqbal Johal, Editor