The annual Galvanizer’s Association Galvanizing Awards (affectionately known as the GAGAs) took place on Tuesday. This year’s event had to be virtual, and the celebrations were in full swing!
The GAGAs celebrate the use of galvanizing in architecture and art. The GA also celebrated the added use of galvanizing in conservation, innovation and sustainability.
The winners of the 26th Annual GAGAs are as follows:
The Architecture Award celebrates the most innovative and effective use of galvanized steelwork in architectural projects. This year’s Architecture Award went to two joint winners:
The Engineering Award celebrates the most innovative and effective use of galvanized steelwork, but with special attention paid to structural functionality and industrial use of galvanized steel.
The Sustainable Award celebrates projects where galvanized steel is used mainly for its ecological benefits, which are clearly reflected within the project’s description and the philosophy behind it.
The Duplex Award takes into consideration projects that use galvanized steel coated with any of the organic coatings i.e. wet paints, powder coating etc. As with the architecture and engineering awards, it includes all sizes of project and the functionality as well as the aesthetics of the structure will be of interest.
The Detail Award is granted to projects that display interesting and innovative uses of galvanized steel in elements that are not the main part of a structure. But form a detail, which supports the overall functionality and aesthetics of the architectural or engineering project.
The judging panel for the 2020 GAGAs consisted of Matthew Wells (Techniker), Isabelle Priest (RIBA Journal), Robin Dryer (chadwick dryer clarke studio) and Iqbal Johal (Galvanizers Association).
Congratulations to all the 2020 winners, and shortlisted entries!
See some of the award winners in a GAGA YouTube film.Next page