Schüco is delighted to announce the winners of its esteemed Excellence Awards which were presented in the impressive setting of Whitehall’s Banqueting House by architectural designer and television presenter, Charlie Luxton.
Held in association with Architecture Today, the awards are an established part of the architectural calendar and attract a wide range of high-calibre projects. The awards celebrate the innovation and close collaboration between design teams and contractors that successful building projects demand.
The award categories were updated slightly this year and included residential, commercial, mixed-use, education, healthcare and leisure buildings, both newbuild and refurbishment and adaptive reuse projects. The judges assessed each entry against four key criteria: creativity, innovation, technical skill and creative collaboration.
Every year one exemplar building is crowned Overall Winner. This year that honour belongs to Master’s Field Development in Oxford by Níall McLaughlin Architects, in collaboration with specialist contractor Alucraft Systems.
The Master’s Field Development for Balliol College, University of Oxford, comprises 225 furnished ensuite study bedrooms arranged across eight new buildings and supported by ancillary facilities and a new sports pavilion.
Schüco doors, together with Schüco windows incorporating bespoke aluminium spandrels, provide a range of fenestration supporting the buildings’ natural ventilation strategy.
Speaking about the building, Pankaj Patel, Director of Patel Taylor and one of the award judges, said:
“The project is a beautiful essay in how to build in a sensitive context. The highly refined facades use Schüco windows to striking effect.”
The awards also featured the coveted People’s Choice award, voted for by attendees on the day. This year that accolade went to the Fire Station Auditorium in Sunderland. The flexible, three-storey music venue was designed by Flanagan Lawrence, working with specialist contractor Entec Design.
Pete Temprell, Managing Director of Schüco UK and Ireland said:
“The Excellence Awards celebrate the very best in architecture and facade design. Successful facade design is dependent on many factors, from ensuring good energy performance and natural lighting to meeting demanding aesthetic and technical criteria. The winning projects all demonstrate this superbly.
“Our congratulations go to all our award winners whose combined skills, knowledge and experience have achieved such impressive end results.”
For full details of all the Schüco Excellence Awards 2022 winners, visit: www.schueco.com/uk/specifiers/schueco-events/excellence-award-winners-2022