GAGA 2017 Construction Awards

Construction Awards 2017

Charlie Hussey – Sutherland Hussey Harris

The 2017 GAGAs were marked by a record attendance at 4 Hamilton Place, with its gracious surroundings and chic terrace overlooking Hyde Park Corner. Entrants proved that a simple robust technique which is over 200 years old could still be harnessed to produce visionary architecture and engineering.

Thank you to all our entrants to this year’s Galvanizing Awards. The judging panel consisted of Isabelle Priest, Matthew Wells, Dave McKenna and Iqbal Johal, with the winners announced at the ceremony on 29th June at the Royal Aeronautical Society, 4 Hamilton Place, London.

Charlie Hussey from Sutherland Hussey Harris discussed the importance of GAGAs for small architectural firms in his introductory presentation.

Architecture Award Winner 2017

CF Moller Architects – Architecture Award Winners

The first prestigious galvanized watering can went to C.F. Møller Architects for Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon Energy Centre. It forms one of London’s major urban development areas,  including 15,700 new homes, over 300,000 m² of office space and the conversion of the former millennium Dome into an indoor arena.

The Energy Centre is the largest new build residential heat network in Europe, saving over 20,000 tonnes of carbon every year. Designed by British artist Conrad Shawcross, a 49 m high stack tower unites sophisticated engineering and complex optic research to create an impressive sculptural concept on a huge scale.

Hastings Pier Charity won the Engineering Award for the restoration of Hastings Pier, a £14.2 million refurbishment that not only saved the pier, but also secured its future. When construction of Hastings Pier’s rebuild began in late 2013, 90% of the pier’s superstructure was in ruins.  A combined approach was followed: the replacement trusses, cross beams and ties were galvanized.