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Riverside’s construction praised at steel awards

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Riverside Museum’s design and construction has just won a certificate of merit at the Structural Steel Design Awards.

The awards, which took place at the Imperial War Museum in London on the 8th July 2010, aim “to recognise the high standards of structural and architectural design attainable in the use of steel and its potential in terms of efficiency, cost effectiveness, aesthetics and innovation”.

The Riverside team at the Structural Steel Design Awards after being awarded their certificates of merit. From left: Jim Ward (BAM), Andrew Hart (Watson Steel Structures), Jim Heverin (Zaha Hadid Architects), Wolf Mangelsdorf (Buro Happold) and Councillor Redmond (Glasgow City Council).

The judges said of Riverside: “A prominent site by the River Clyde, and an unusual building form, make this project unmissable. The technical challenges overcome by the steelwork designers and steelwork contractors were formidable.”

Congratulations to our colleagues at Bam, Watson Steel Structures, Zaha Hadid Architects, Buro Happold and Glasgow City Council!

Zaha Hadid Architects also picked up another award that night – for the London Aqautics Centre, which is set to become an iconic venue for the 2012 Olympics.

The event was sponsored by the British Constructional Steelwork Association and Corus.

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Written by Colin Campbell

July 30, 2010 at 12:43 pm

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