Director and Turner & Townsend alinea façade specialist Steve Mudie, attended the 10th Schüco Excellence Awards last Thursday, which took place in the amazing space below the Cutty Sark. All guests made their way to the event via the Dixie Bell paddle steamer, arranged by Schüco, which departed from Tower Pier and sailed up the Thames and below Tower Bridge. The bridge was raised by special arrangement as the group passed below.
Schüco placed high importance on this event, with it being the 10th anniversary and it was somewhat fitting that the overall winner was Bath Schools of Art and Design, Bath Spa University, a building originally designed by Grimshaw Architects and refurbished to meet performance standards of today and tomorrow. The curtain walling was retained and upgraded from single to double glazed, plus new façades. The façade contractor was Structura (UK) Ltd.
25 Cannon Street, another Turner & Townsend alinea project won in the Commercial and Mixed-Use category. The façade contractor was Dane Architectural.
The Schüco Excellence Awards are different to others, in that the façade contractor receives an award and full recognition for their important role in the project.
Steve collected the first award of the event, a nice touch from Schüco and event sponsor, Architecture Today, in recognition of Steve being a judge for each of the ten years.