FAÇADE2015 is the second international competition organised by SFE to recognise, promote and reward excellence in this increasingly important element of building design and construction. “With the façade being one of the most expensive parts of a building construction and the primary environmental modifier, it is only right that the scientific and engineering expertise needed to deliver is properly appreciated.”, said Chris Macey (Chairman of Wintech Group and Chairman of the Judges).
Reynaers Aluminium was pleased to be the main sponsor of such a prestigious international award ceremony. The company’s managing director Martine Reynaers commented: “I have been very impressed to see that these awards have generated such diverse entries relating to projects all around the world. The standard of the winning entries has been exceptional, showcasing some architecturally very exciting projects. I am delighted that Reynaers has been involved as main sponsor.”
The awards were presented at the prestigious Glass Supper conference and dinner at the Sky Garden in London on December 3rd. Winner of the Façade of the Year 2015 - New Build category was Flynn Group for the Ryerson Student Learning Centre in Toronto; Façade of the Year 2015 – Refurbishment was awarded to Arup Façade Engineering for the Guys Hospital Tower; and Outstanding Façade Innovation 2015 was awarded jointly to Arup and Bellapart for the Bombay Sapphire Distillery.