Structural Steel Design Awards
The objective of the Structural Steel Design Awards is to celebrate the excellence of the United Kingdom in the field of steel construction, particularly demonstrating its potential in terms of efficiency, cost effectiveness, aesthetics, sustainability and innovation.
From central London redevelopments maintaining the capitals Edwardian heritage, major river crossings by very different and innovative means, and a new home for one of Britain's most iconic maritime symbols, the winning projects for the 45th Structural Steel Design Awards again show the versatility of steel construction.
In the month that the London Olympics get underway, it seems apt that the main Olympic Stadium along with the London 2012 Velodrome feature as two of the winners in the 2012 Structural Steel Design Awards. These two landmark structures are joined by four out-of-London projects, including three bridges and a world-class theatre.
A sculpture inspired by the artist's crouching body is one of four Award winning entries in this year’s Structural Steel Design Awards. The three other new structures that the judges felt were equally deserving of a coveted Award are the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, Cannon Place above Cannon Street Station,London and the Marks & Spencer Distribution Facility at ProLogis Park in Bradford.
The Legacy Roof which spans the London 2012 Olympics Aquatics Centre is one of four Award winning entries in this year’s Structural Steel Design Awards. The three other new structures that the judges felt equally worthy to stand alongside the iconic Olympic structure are Audi West London, the Infinity Footbridge in Stockton-on-Tees, and Dublin Airport Terminal 2.
The 2009 Structural Steel Design Awards, Commendations and Merits, selected from a strong field of entries by the panel of judges, illustrate the high capability of steel to meet a wide range of industrial, commercial and transportation construction requirements under a variety of environmental circumstances.