Scottish Creativity Awards, Protective Powder Coating
Colour Coated Creativity Awards, Scotland
Awards sponsored by Highland Colour Coaters, organised by RIAS
Colour Coated Creativity Awards Scotland
Discovery Centre Dundee wins by James Stephen Architects
2004 – RIAS PR : Maggies Dundee
DUNDEE BUILDING WINS COLOUR COATED CREATIVITY AWARD 2004
The NCR FSG Discovery Centre Research and Development Facility in Fulton
Road, Dundee has won the Colour Coated Creativity Award 2004. The Angus-based designers of the winning building, James F Stephen Architects & Interior Designers, will be presented with the award on 17 June outside the Discovery Centre, Dundee.
The Colour Coated Creativity Award, sponsored by Highland Colour Coaters, was established in 2003 to find the best use of powder coating in Scotland. The Discovery Centre, completed in November 2001, acts as the international headquarters of NCR’s self-service business solutions division. James F Stephen, Architects designed the facility as a “gateway” site, maximising the dramatic views over the Tay and Fife. The powder colour coating used on the aluminium curtain walling, framing, roof flashings, and soffet sheets was selected for performance reasons as well as aesthetic value. The Discovery Centre is sited in a very exposed area and the powder coating has
proven to be very effective in defence against the Scottish climate. The powder coating provides a crisp and sleek finish to the building and allows a contrast to exist between the lightness of the glazing and the solidarity of the building’s form.
Geoff Crowley, Managing Director of Highland Colour Coaters, sponsors of the award, said: ‘Powder coating is an environmentally friendly, sustainable way to bring colour into our built environment, and this building does just that. James F Stephen Architects have specified modern long lasting coatings to protect this building, while enhancing its looks at the same time. They have designed in corrosion protection and beauty simultaneously.’
Douglas Reid, partner of James F Stephen Architects stated: “The powder coated curtain walling & roof components play a very significant role in the articulation of the facade and the robustness of appearance, desired as part of the overall aesthetic quality.”
Colour Coated Creativity Award 2004 PR received 16 Jun 2004
James F Stephen Architects worked with Frank Gehry on Maggies Dundee.
Powder coating is a solvent-free finishing process used on a wide range of materials and products. The sponsors of The Colour Coating Creativity Awards, Highland Colour Coaters, describe powder coating as “tough, attractive, durable, scratch-resistant, versatile, colourful and long-lasting. It is environmentally friendly and virtually pollution free. Above all, it gives added protection against the elements – vital in the Scottish climate”.
The Colour Coated Creativity Awards are sponsored by Highland Colour Coaters Ltd and organised by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. The Award was presented on 17 Jun at NCR FSG Discovery Centre, 3 Fulton Rd, Dundee.
RIAS Colour Coated Creativity Awards 2003 PR
The Colour Coated Creativity Awards have four categories:
STRUCTURAL – best use of powder colour coating on a galvanized steel structure
DECORATIVE – best use of powder colour coating on a galvanized steel decorative feature – such as railings, street furniture, public artworks etc.
ENVIRONMENTAL – best use of powder colour coating on galvanized steel, providing environmental or regenerative benefits
SECURE – best use of powder colour coating on galvanized steel security products including gates, railings, fences etc.
The Colour Coated Creativity Awards winners of the 4 categories will receive £500 each, with the overall winner receiving the STAG Award for the best use of powder colour coating in Scotland, together with £3000. The judges will be looking for evidence of innovation, competence, originality and imagination in the winning entries.
The Colour Coated Creativity Award 2003 will be launched at the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Convention 2003 in Stirling on 9 May.
Further info: contact RIAS on 0131 229 7545
Colour Coated Creativity Awards – RIAS PR 7 May 2003
The judging panel for the Colour Coated Creativity Awards will consist of:
Sebastian Tombs, Chief Executive, RIAS
Geoff Crowley, Managing Director, Highland Colour Coaters Ltd
Juliet Dean, Director, PACE (Public Art Commissions and Exhibitions)
All projects using the powder coating process on galvanized steel are eligible.
Colour Coated Creativity Awards Entries must be:
located in Scotland + completed between 1 Jan 2002 & 31 Aug 2003
Entries to The Colour Coated Creativity Awards 2003 must be submitted to the RIAS by 12 Sep 2003
The Colour Coated Creativity Awards are sponsored by Highland Colour Coaters Ltd and organised by The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.
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