Among the 15 projects submitted to this years’ competition there are stadiums, public buildings (among others swimming pool, cultural center and museums), innovative polycarbonate systems and artistic installations.
The awards will be given in three categories: innovation, sustainability and design. The jury panel has pre-selected 3 projects in each category which are now published on the EPSE website. This year for the first time the general public can vote for their favourite polycarbonate projects. Voting is open until the 16th of October, you can vote here on the following projects pre-selected by the jury:
- in the sustainability category: Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Genoves Park’s Lookout or La Halle De Pantin;
- in the innovation category: COCO Sweet, Pearl Inside or Public Swimming Pool;
- in the design category: CAIXA FORUM, London Olympic Stadium or The Roof Window).
For this occasion EPSE has launched a brand new website including a sub-page dedicated to the Awards where you can find descriptions and a dedicated gallery per project.
The aim of the EPSE AWARDS is to promote unique properties of polycarbonate and the wide array of applications in which it can be used. Polycarbonate is a material that can easily be worked and modelled thus allowing it to be used for virtually any kind of application. It is widely used in the construction sector, mainly for big-size installations like stadiums, arenas or Olympic venues. PC sheets are commonly used in engineering and, among others, in the automotive, electronics and medical industries. More recently, polycarbonate caught the attention of interior architects, furniture designers, artists and a number of other niche markets.
The jury panel of the EPSE AWARDS 2015 is composed of Dipl.-Ing T. Hegger, Manager of Fachverband Tageslicht und Rauchschutz e.V; F. Midy, CEO of EMEA, Aliaxis and Chairman of the EuPC Building & Construction Division (Jury President); S. Miget, Editor in Chief of 5façades; Prof. E. Kuryłowicz, General Designer and Vice-Chairman of Kuryłowicz & Associates architecture studio; E. Winnepenninckx, Head of Department Standardization, Specifications & Quality of Products and Systems of the Belgian Building Research Institute (BBRI).
You can participate to this event free of charge, you can register here.