Nominees and Winners of the European Steel Design Awards 2021
The European Steel Design Awards (ESDA) are given by the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS) every two years to encourage the creative and outstanding use of steel in architecture. The awards are dedicated to the owners, the architects, the engineers, the general contractors and the steelwork contractors.
From the 23 projects submitted in total by the ECCS member associations for ESDA 2021 the international expert jury selected 13 nominees, one per country. The overall winner ESDA 2021 Laureate and a ESDA 2021 Special Bridge Award were then chosen out of those nominees and announced during a reception 1 October 2021 in Brussels in the Atomium. Further, by public voting via Facebook the ESDA 2021 Public Award was determined.
Figure 1 ECCS European Steel Design Award reception 1 October 2021 in the Atomium in Brussels. From the left: Gunnar Nass, Link Arkitekt; Gerhard and Doris Setzpfandt, Setzpfandt Ingenieure; Tristan Wolvekamp, BAM Infraconsult/SBE Engineering; John Regtop, BAM Infra; Annamarie Hagoort, Samenwerkende Nederlandse Staalbouw; Ronald Rozemeijer, BAM Infra; Bernhard Hauke, ECCS PMB chairperson; Veronique Dehan, ECCS secretary general; Gerhard Nijenhuis, ipv Delft; Bjorn Allan Hall, Peab; Bente Westad, Link Arkitekt; Ghislain van Tieghem, Victor Buyck; Stian Johansen, Multiconsult Norge; Kjetil Myhre, Norsk Stalforbund (Photo: ECCS / Nathan De Sutter)
European Steel Design Award 2021
Laureate Hurtigruten Museum: Protective building for MS Finnmarken, Stokmarknes, NO
The steel and glass construction fully encases the historic liner MS Finnmarken and thus becomes the striking centre piece of the Hurtigruten Museum. Such a transparent and filigree shelter for a large ship is the result of contemporary means of advanced structural design and high-end steel construction. The very thin envelope allows an exciting look and provides the perfect showcase for the aged vessel. This structural shell without wind bracings in the glass façade or internal supports pushes the boundaries of the possible further to the sky.
Figure 2 European Steel Design Award 2021 Laureate: Hurtigruten Museum - Protective building for MS Finnmarken, Stokmarknes (Photo: Norsk Stålforbund / Kjetil Myhre)
|Engineer||Multiconsult Norge AS|
|Architect||LINK Arkitektur AS|
|General Contractor||Peab – Bjørn Bygg|
|Steelwork contractor||Imtas Prosjekt AS|
For more information see also: European Steel Design Awards 2021 – Norway
ESDA 2021 Special Bridge Award
Schuttebusbrug, Zwolle, NL
The finesse of this edgy steel bridge is captivating. The new traffic mark adds with an elegant S-shape, shiny metallic painting of the main beam and classy bamboo cladding of the deck a playful aspect to an otherwise busy urban space. What looks so wavy elegant and light requires extraordinary engineering skills to design for torsional strains and to build for heavy traffic loads above the rail tracks.
Figure 4: ESDA 2021 Special Bridge Award: Schuttebusbrug, Zwolle (Photo: ipv Delft / Henk Snaterse)
|Project Owner||Zwolle Municipality|
|General Contractor||BAM Infra|
|Steelwork contractor||Victor Buyck Steel Construction|
Figure 5: ESDA 2021 Special Bridge Award. From the left: Bernhard Hauke, ECCS PMB chairperson; Gerhard Setzpfandt, Setzpfandt Ingenieure; Ghislain van Tieghem, Victor Buyck; John Regtop, BAM Infra; Tristan Wolvekamp, BAM Infraconsult/SBE Engineering; Gerhard Nijenhuis, ipv Delft (Photo: ECCS / Nathan De Sutter)
For more information see also: European Steel Design Awards 2021 –
ESDA 2021 Public Award
Camp Adventure Forest Tower, Rønnede, DK
The beautiful tower enables exiting experiences tone in tone with nature. Its mathematical hyperbolic shape, optimised by parametric design, employs eco-friendly weathering steel tubes of appropriate trunk dimensions. What a natural and lovely combination of steel and timber.
Figure 6: ESDA 2021 Public Award: Camp Adventure Forest Tower, Rønnede (Photo: Camp Adventure, EFFEKT Architects and COAST Studio)
|Project Owner||Camp Adventure|
|General Contractor||Levi Jensen|
|Steelwork contractor||JVP STEEL POLAND Sp z o.o.|
For more information see also: European Steel Design Awards 2021 – Denmark
Further nominees of the European Steel Design Award 2021:
- KTM Motohall, Mattighofen | AT
- IMEC Parking Building, Leuven | BE
- Dragons – the largest jewel and lighting, Saipan | CZ
- Kuusijärvi Bridge, Vantaa | FI
- Passerelle Coty, Puteaux | FR
- Elbbrücken Train Stations, Hamburg | DE
- Geneva International Airport – East wing | PT
- Bridge over Vanan, Kristinehamn | SE
- Italian Bridge over the River Plessur, Chur | CH
- Canakkale Antenna Tower, Canakkale | TR
International expert jury:
- Bernhard HAUKE, DE, chairperson ECCS Promotional Management Board, jury chair
- Annamarie HAGOORT, NL, chairperson ECCS AC4 Architectural Awards Committee
- Christine LENOUY, FR, Secretary General Le Syndicat de la Construction Métallique de France
- Jacques FERRIER, FR, Architect, Ferrier Marchetti Studio, Paris
- Mitsu EDWARDS, FR, Engineer, Eckersley O’Callaghan design office, Paris
- Aris CHATZIDAKIS, GR, President of the European Council for Civil Engineers
- Véronique DEHAN, BE, ECCS Secretary General
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