2018 GAGAs Open for Entry
The countdown has begun to the annual GAGAs -Galvanizers Association Galvanizing Awards. Entry is now open for these highly regarded awards, which offer an accessible yet powerful way of establishing a reputation for design excellence, within the architectural community and beyond.
The GAGAs are open to all within the construction supply chain from clients, architects, engineers, contractors and fabricators.The event will be held in June 2018 at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London, where judges will award the most inventive and authentic use of hot dip galvanizing in five categories: Galvanizing in Architecture, Galvanizing in Engineering, Galvanizing in Detail, Sustainable Galvanizing and the Duplex Award.
Iqbal Johal, Marketing Manager of Galvanizers Association, the industry advisory body hosting the awards, says: “The GAGAs were conceived of as a way of encouraging links between the galvanizing industry, at the end of the supply chain, and the wider construction and design sectors. They have been running for nearly a quarter of a century. We now realise that during that time we have become a barometer for interesting trends in construction methodology and architectural practice. Add to that the fact that our awards are free and quick to enter and you have quite a powerful vehicle for bringing together a variety of practitioners and creating an atmosphere that fosters best practice and innovation.”
Charlie Hussey, of previous winners Sutherland Hussey Harris, continues: “The GA awards connect architecture back to process and celebrate a simple and robust technique which could be applied to anything from the most banal structure to a large and complex building. They encourage an interesting debate about architectural language and for good measure throw a glamorous watering can into the bargain –surely a winning formula!”
Alongside receiving this highly coveted and individually hand dipped galvanized watering can, winners benefit from a total of prizes worth £3000.
Entries can be at https://www.galvanizing.org.uk/construction-awardsor by contacting Galvanizers Association. All that is required is a short project description and photographs. Any new building or refurbishment project completed after 1st June 2015 is eligible.