2022 GAGA winners announced
The GAGAs celebrate the use of galvanizing in architecture and art.
The winners of the 2022 Annual GAGAs – who all received a highly coveted GA oil can – 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 C1 Design District, London, by Architecture 00, and Surrey Docks Farm by PUP Architects.
The Sustainable Award celebrates projects where galvanized steel is used mainly for its ecological benefits, clearly reflected in the project’s description and philosophy.
Flimwell Park in East Sussex by Architecture Ensemble won this year’s Sustainable Award.
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 Swing Bridge by Tonkin Liu is this year’s Engineering Award winner.
The Duplex Award considers projects that use galvanized steel coated with organic coatings, i.e. wet paints, powder coating, etc. As with the architecture and engineering awards, it includes all sizes of projects and the functionality, as well as the aesthetics of the structure.
GK Engineering won this year’s Duplex Award for Goodluck Hope Building.
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.
This year’s winner of the Detail Award is Thomas Randall-Page for Art Barn.
The Highly Commended Detail Award went to Nick Hill Architects for Notting Hill Garden House.
The Art Award is awarded to the most compelling use of galvanized steelwork in contemporary art and the built environment.
This year’s winner of the Art Award is Katie Ventress Artist Blacksmith for The Boulby Miner.
Finally, this year’s Special Mention in Architecture Award went to Nissen Richards Studio for Sutton Hoo.
The judging panel for the 2022 GAGAs consisted of Matthew Wells (Techniker), Isabelle Priest (RIBA Journal), Jack Broad (Carmody Groarke), and Iqbal Johal (Galvanizers Association).
Congratulations to all the 2022 winners, and shortlisted entries!