Organised by Schueco UK in conjunction with RIBA Journal, the Schueco Excellence Awards, now in their third year, were set up to recognise outstanding architecture and the very best in the design and installation of Schueco systems in Great Britain and Eire.
At a special luncheon on 23 June 2016 at London’s Leadenhall Building, the Albert Sloman Library and Silberrad Student Centre at the University of Essex were announced as the winners of both the Overall Excellence Award and Education category Award in this year’s Schueco Excellence Awards for Design and Innovation.
Both the winning buildings, one a six-storey extension of the university’s 1963 brutalist library and the other a new-build centre for UoE students, are the work of London-based architects, Patel Taylor. The judges were impressed by the architectural detailing and imaginative skill on display in two very different projects.
Both, however, make extensive and varied use of Schueco’s FW 50+ SG curtain walling system which Patel Taylor Associate, Roger Meyer, described as ‘the right system with the most flexibility which was vital to the delivery of the project’.
Other Schueco systems employed include ADS 75 door sections, AWS 102 and ADS 65+ SG opening vents. Schueco Jansen’s VISS system in a bronze PPC finish was used to provide a two-hour fire-rated link between the old and new parts of the extended library.
The specialist contractor involved in the design, fabrication and installation of the Schueco systems was HW Architectural.
A one-off recognition of the special worth of The Drawing Studio at Bournemouth’s Arts University. Designed to celebrate the phenomenon of natural light, it was praised as ‘a lovely thing that shows how a standard product [Schueco FW 50+ SG, AWS 102 and ADS 65 HD] can be used in an extraordinary way’.
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