The 2015 Awards will be presented at a special lunchtime event to be held in June at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea and the winning and commended entries will be published in a special supplement accompanying the July issue of RIBA Journal.Launched in 2014 to celebrate the very best in UK building design, the Schueco Excellence Awards have nine separate categories covering more or less every sector of the industry.The only stipulation for entry is that the building submitted should include at least one Schueco system.
The panel of judges for 2015, which will be chaired by RIBA Journal editor, Hugh Pearman, includes Paul Monaghan, director, AHMM; Mary Duggan, director, Duggan Morris Architects; and Bob Allies, partner, Allies and Morrison.
The judges will be looking for entries that demonstrate how creativity, innovation and build-team collaboration using Schueco systems have delivered exemplar design and exceptional product solutions to realise original concepts.
Once again, the categories for the Awards will be: education building; health building; commercial building; small project; individual home; residential development; sustainability; steel projects; and specialist contractor. There will also be a Schueco Special Merit Award for Overall Excellence.
A pdf of the Awards supplement which will contain all the short-listed entries will be available to download from the Schueco UK website, giving finalists an excellent opportunity to showcase their expertise directly to some of the most influential people in the industry.
Entries should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; closing date for submissions is midday 9 April 2015. Further details of the categories and the entry criteria can be found on the RIBA website and Schueco is now inviting entries for all categories.
Schüco – System solutions for windows, doors, façades and solar products.
Together with its worldwide network of partners, architects, specifiers and investors, Schüco creates sustainable building envelopes which focus on people and their needs in harmony with nature and technology. The highest demands for design, comfort and security can be met, whilst simultaneously reducing CO2 emissions through energy efficiency, thereby conserving natural resources. The company and its Metal and PVC-U divisions deliver tailored products for newbuilds and renovations, designed to meet individual user needs in all climate zones. With 4800 employees and 12,000 partner companies, Schüco is active in 78 countries and achieved a turnover of 1.5 billion euros in 2013. For more information, visit www.schueco.co.uk.