GAI: Shortlists revealed for AI Specification Awards 2022

  • 24 Jan 2022

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) in conjunction with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the category shortlists for this year’s AI Specification Awards.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the biennial awards identify and reward excellence in the specification of architectural ironmongery in the construction industry.


For each category in the awards there will be a first placed project. All of the Category Winners will be put forward to be judged to decide who will be crowned the overall ‘Winner of Winners’ (sponsored by GEZE UK).

Mario Del-Signore, GAI president (above), comments: “The shortlists for the AI Specification Awards 2022 demonstrates the breadth of good work being undertaken in the industry and confirms the importance of effective partnerships between architects and architectural ironmonger.”

The winners will be announced at an award ceremony in London on 5 May 2022. To attend the event, or for more information, visit

The shortlisted projects and products are as follows.

Commercial & Hospitality Award (Sponsored by ASSA ABLOY)

•    Aldwark Manor Estate Hotel, York
      Architect: Studio Map / Architectural Ironmonger: Em-B Solutions

•    Grantley Hall, Ripon
      Architect: Bowman Riley / Architectural Ironmonger: Em-B Solutions

•    Heckfield Place, Hampshire
      Architect: Spratley & Partners / Architectural Ironmonger: John Planck Ltd

•    Vintry & Mercer Hotel, London
      Architect: Dexter Moren Associates / Architectural Ironmonger: Yannedis

Residential Award (Sponsored by Frank Allart)

•    Chelsea Barracks Luxury Apartments (Phase 1), London
      Architect: HBA Architects with Squire + Partners / Architectural Ironmonger: izé ltd

•    Lancer Square, London
      Architect: Squire + Partners / Architectural Ironmonger: Franchi plc

•    Regent’s Crescent, London
      Architect: PDP London / Architectural Ironmonger: John Planck Ltd

•    The Rectory, East Church
      Architect: Nick Auston Design / Architectural Ironmonger: SDS London Ltd

Public Health & Education Award (Sponsored by Forza Doors)

•    142-146 Harley Street, London
      Architect: Sonnemann Toon Architects / Architectural Ironmonger: 3v Architectural Hardware Ltd

•    Bath Abbey
      Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios / Architectural Ironmonger: Allgood plc

•    Cambridge Mosque
      Architect: Marks Barfield Architects / Architectural Ironmonger: d line Eisenware Ltd

•    National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC), Warwick University
      Architect: Cullinan Studio / Architectural Ironmonger: Allgood plc

International Award (Sponsored by dormakaba)

•    The Secretariat, Yangon
      Architect: RBA Architects with Conservation Consultants 
      Architectural Ironmonger: Key Technologies International Ltd

•    Xiqu Centre, Hong Kong
      Architect: Ronald Lu & Partners
      Architectural Ironmonger: Key Technologies International Ltd

•    Z33 Gallery, Belgium
      Architect: Francesca Torzo Architetto / Architectural Ironmonger: izé ltd

Product Design & Innovation Mechanical Award (Sponsored by Simonswerk)

•    Complete Sealing System for Sliding Doors
      Manufacturer: Norseal Ltd

•    DC6113 – Slimline transom door control
      Manufacturer: ASSA ABLOY

•    Fat Collection
      Manufacturer: d line Eisenware Ltd

•    UNION CodeGUARD5 – High security push button lockset
      Manufacturer: ASSA ABLOY

Product Design & Innovation Electronic Award (Sponsored by ADSA)

•    DC300G-HF – Electro-mechanical Hold-Open Free Swing Door Control
      Manufacturer: ASSA ABLOY

•    KitLock KL1100 locker lock
      Manufacturer: Codelocks

•    Neo Cylinder
      Manufacturer: Salto Systems

•    Virtual Engineer
      Manufacturer: Strand Technologies

Jubilee Award (Sponsored by Eurobond Doors)

•    Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, Limerick
      Architect: Reardon Smith / Architectural Ironmonger: Mooney Architectural & Harbrine

•    Centre Point, London
      Architect: Conran & Partners / Architectural Ironmonger: Allgood plc

•    Hong Kong International Airport
      Architect: Foster + Partners / Architectural Ironmonger: Allgood plc and
      Key Technologies International Ltd

•    Kings Gate, London
      Architect: Lynch Architects / Architectural Ironmonger: izé ltd

•    Rose Lodge, Hebburn
      Architect: MAAP / Architectural Ironmonger: Laidlaw Solutions

•    Royal Opera House, London
      Architect: BDP & Dixon Jones / Architectural Ironmonger: John Planck Ltd

•    Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
      Architect: Page Park / Architectural Ironmonger: Allgood plc

•    Tate Britain, London
      Architect: Caruso St John / Architectural Ironmonger: Allgood plc

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