Inside issue 3-2022:
Editorial: In a bumper year for excellent design, our 2022 GAGA awards were once again held at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London. Judges selected winners for outstanding interpretations of what galvanized steel can offer the built environment.
The best use of galvanizing in architecture was presented jointly to Architecture 00 for C1 Design District London, a new, landmark, purpose-designed workspace for London’s creative industries, and PUP Architects for Surrey Docks Farm, a city farm project that merges educational, community and agricultural functions at Rotherhithe.
The Art Award continues to grow in popularity. This year the outstanding permanent sculpture, Boulby Miner by Katie Ventress, caught the judge’s imagination, whilst the Detail category went to the Art Barn, Devon, by Thomas Randall-Page, for its uniquely designed galvanized steel details throughout the entire build. The Sustainability category has continued to offer a vision of how galvanized steel excels as a circular, companion material. The award this year went to Architecture Ensemble for Flimwell Park. This sustainable woodland development blends living, working, recreation and showcases the versatility of hybrid material structures.
The standout engineering project of 2022 was Swing Bridge by Tonkin Liu. Part-time floating sculpture, part-time bridge, showcases Tonkin Liu’s decade long immersion in biomimetic structures. Last but not least, the Duplex Award was given to GK Engineering for the Crown- Goodluck Hope Building, part of a new neighbourhood of 804 new apartment homes at the historic Leamouth peninsula, London.