Tate Britain won an Award

GAI and RIBA specify the best architectural ironmongery for 2015

Published:  27 March, 2015

Tate Britain has won the Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards 2015, with architectural ironmongers Allgood and architect Caruso St John jointly scooping the top prize.

All entries made under five categories were jointly submitted by architectural ironmongers and architects demonstrating the unique partnership between the two professional. disciplines.

The awards are organised by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) with the support of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

The category winners are:


  • Project – Tate Britain
  • AI – Allgood plc
  • Architect - Caruso St John Architects


  • Project – Henry Moore Court
  • AI – izé
  • Architect – Hamilton Architects


  • Project – Harris Academy
  • AI –LeaderflushShapland Laidlaw
  • Architect – Aedas


  • Project – The Royal Star & Garter
  • AI –Allgood plc
  • Architect – Scurr Architects


  • Project – Indoor Velodrome/Sports Centre, Hong Kong
  • AI – Tung Fat Ho Building Material
  • Architect – P&T Architects & Engineers

Jonathan Hall, RIBA, director of AHMM said: "The best entries to these prestigious awards demonstrated true collaboration between the architectural ironmonger, the architect and the client and proved that real benefits, both aesthetic and technical, result from this type of approach."

Gary Amer, chief executive of the GAI, added: "The quality of award entries was higher than ever this year and choosing between such exciting and diverse buildings was extremely difficult for our panel of judges drawn from eminent AI and architects' practices. The final winners are all projects where the architectural ironmongery is not only visually attractive and enhances security, accessibility and safety of the building but where it also adds to the building's functionality and longevity."



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