Construction Awards: GAGA 2022

Galvanizers Association is pleased to announce the winners of the Galvanizing Awards 2022, in a bumper year for excellent design, joint winners and special mentions. After previous virtual events, the Awards were once again held at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London on 1st July. Judges awarded the following projects for outstanding interpretations of what galvanized steel can offer the built environment.

2022 GAGA Winners

Architecture Award Winners

The best use of galvanizing in architecture was presented jointly to Architecture 00 for C1 Design District London, a new, landmark, permanent and 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.


Click to read more about C1 Design District and Surrey Docks Farm

Special Mention

A special mention went to Nissen Richards Studio for their work at Sutton Hoo, one of the most important archaeological sites in England and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.  Nissen Richards Studio worked with the National Trust for five years to transform the visitor experience at the site in order to reveal its incredible stories and enhance the significant archaeological landscape. 


Read more about Sutton Hoo in Suffolk.

Engineering Award Winner

The Engineering Award went to Tonkin Liu for the Swing Bridge at Crystal Palace Park. Part-time floating sculpture, part-time bridge, the galvanized steel piece showcases Tonkin Liu’s decade long immersion in biomimetic structures and delivers swinging to access to the park river banks whilst harnessing undulating geometry for structural strength.

Click to read more about Swing Bridge at Crystal Palace Park

Sustainable Award Winner

For a number of years now the Sustainability category has continued to offer a vision of how galvanized steel excels as a circular, companion material.

With environmental efficiency an ever-pressing concern, the judges were pleased to award the Sustainability Award to Architecture Ensemble for Flimwell Park. This sustainable woodland development in East Sussex blends living, working, recreation and learning, and showcases the versatility of hybrid material structures.

Click to read more about Flimwell Park in East Sussex

Duplex Award Winner

This year’s Duplex Award went 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. The steelwork that forms the “Crown” is hot dip galvanized and polyester powder coated. It creates a prominent feature for the area and provides a dramatic viewing platform at the top of the building overlooking the O2 Arena and River Thames.

Click to read more about Crown – Goodluck Hope Building in London

Detail Award Winner

In the Detail Award category, judges singled out winner Thomas Randall-Page with the Art Barn in Devon. The retrofit project was recognized for its numerous galvanized steel details throughout the entire build, which have been uniquely designed from scratch.

Click to read more about Art Barn in Devon

Highly commended

The Garden House is located in the back garden of an 1850s townhouse in Notting Hill, West London. It is sited towards the centre of a large green enclave of mature gardens under the canopy of tall trees. It provides additional accommodation, complementary to that of the main house, comprising a flexible living/working garden studio together with ancillary facilities — a WC, bath/shower room and a smallkitchen.

Read more about Notting Hill Garden House in West London


Art Award Winner

The Art Award continues to grow in popularity. This year the outstanding permanent sculpture, Boulby Miner by Katie Ventress, which was made to commemorate the 50year anniversary of Boulby Mines, Yorkshire, caught the judge’s imagination, whilst the Detail category went to the Art Barn, Devon, by Thomas Randall-Page. The retrofit project was recognized for its numerous galvanized steel details throughout the entire build, which have been uniquely designed from scratch.


Click to read more about The Boulby Miner in Yorkshire.


GAGA Judges

The judging panel consisted of Matthew Wells (Techniker), Isabelle Priest (RIBA Journal), Jack Broad (Carmody Groarke) and Iqbal Johal (Galvanizers Association).


GAGA Shortlisted Entries

Our 2022 GAGA shortlist included a wide variety of projects ranging from intricate sculptures to major infrastructure projects. Click here to view all GAGA 2022 shortlisted entries or read more about the construction awards.