Each two years, beginning in 1998, the Saint-Gobain Worldwide Gypsum Trophy has awarded the newest developments for high quality craftsmanship in drywall techniques and plastering. This yr, the thirteenth version of the Gypsum Trophy passed off in Athens on April twenty eighth, 2023. From the Americas to Asia, from Europe to Africa, 73 tasks from 27 international locations competed in six classes to win one of many 15 prizes of the competitors.
Collaborating contractors mix their know-how and creativity with Saint-Gobain plaster and dry lining techniques to hold out high-performance tasks. Whereas some are constructed on current historic constructions, others create one thing utterly new. Equally, some tasks have been accomplished with the assistance of over a thousand staff/teammates, whereas others by only a few.
See this yr’s winners under, in addition to the main points of the Awards.
Undertaking: UAE Pavilion (Pearl Dome) – Expo 2020
Nation: United Arab Emirates
Contractor: PMK GROUP
Designed by world-renowned architect Dr. Santiago Calatrava, the architectural design of the UAE Pavilion attracts inspiration from the imaginative and prescient of the falcon – the nationwide chook of the UAE. The Pavilion displays the UAE’s identification and pioneering spirit whereas cultivating a steadiness and connection between the nation’s previous, current and future. A primary of a form mission executed in the whole Center East with a excessive degree of complicated spherical curvature.
Undertaking: Nivy Mall
Contractor: HB Reavis Slovakia a. s.
Nivy Mall is a singular idea, combining trendy and necessary metropolis capabilities. Its mixture of a contemporary bus terminal, a shopping mall with a robust model portfolio, a contemporary meals market and a public inexperienced roof with a number of choices for city actions represents a uncommon alternative for the additional improvement of the whole New Nivy zone, the place this mission was constructed. The New Nivy zone lastly acquired a long-awaited piece of the puzzle, enabling it to turn into a part of Bratislava’s trendy metropolis middle.
Undertaking: Resort St. Martin
Contractor: MIT Appalti S.r.l.
The brand new Resort St. Martin was born from the concept of remodeling a disused workplace complicated into a sublime hotel-receptive construction, serving to to provide new life to a historic constructing situated within the coronary heart of Rome, a number of meters from Piazza della Repubblica and in a particularly strategic space for the picture of the town. The renovated lodge hosts: 134 rooms, 3 suites with non-public terraces, 1 congress middle with capability for as much as 200 folks, cocktail bar & restaurant, health space. The significantly vivid rooms, the up to date fashion with heat tones and using high quality supplies and finishes distinguish all of the rooms of the construction.
Undertaking: Waldorf Astoria Cancun
Contractor: Aplica y Recubrimientos S.A de C.V
Waldorf Astoria Cancun is a 173-room luxurious lodge and resort set behind a pure mangrove reserve. It affords the right mixture of Mexican heritage and trendy sophistication for an unforgettable expertise. Interiors that provide a singular interpretation of the area’s pure wonders in addition to the mix of supplies (glass, steel, wooden, pure fibers), completely different textures, the steadiness between pure and synthetic lighting.
Undertaking: Meta India (previously Fb)
Contractor: Atmosphere Interiors Pvt. Ltd.
Meta’s first standalone workplace in Asia situated at Gurugram spans over 135,000 sqft throughout 6 flooring. The workplace constructing additionally homes the ‘Centre for Fuelling India’s New Financial system’ which goals to coach and talent 10 Mn small companies and a couple of.5 lakh creators over the following three years. The workplace homes Meta’s largest staff within the nation from Fb, Instagram and WhatsApp. The workspace design incorporates areas that meld actual, on-line, digital and augmented worlds. The brand new workplace has artworks by famend artists Pratap Morey, Rohini Devasher and Sameer Kulavoor that mirror India’s cultural and ideological variety. The constructing has additionally obtained the LEED Platinum Certification by the US Inexperienced Constructing Council.
Undertaking: Sustainable Residence Limassol
Contractor: Marcon Designs Ltd.
The intention was to construct the primary Cross Laminated (CLT) Sustainable home in Greece and Cyprus. Research for this sort of development are nearly 20 years previous, confirming that timber is a carbon sink and one in every of finest options to the rising calls for of local weather change. Timber development, when protected against humidity, can final indefinitely and constructing course of might be very quick. Cyprus is situated in a particularly excessive seismic area and the timber development ensures no failures. As well as, insurance coverage corporations insure timber constructions with decrease charges. Together with Saint-Gobain’s revolutionary drywall and insulation techniques, the goal was to attain glorious sound, fireplace, thermal insulation properties, excessive indoor air high quality and technical breakthroughs.
Undertaking: DY Patil College Hostel Blocks
Contractor: DHIPL Tasks Pvt. Ltd.
DY Patil College is a sprawling campus unfold throughout 65 acres, which additionally homes residential hostels for women, boys and employees quarters. As a part of its enlargement plans, new hostel buildings have been constructed unfold throughout three phases to assist lengthen their residential amenities for the rising variety of pupil admissions. The decrease 5 flooring are in RCC and higher 5 flooring are in composite metal development. The higher ranges are supported by full peak metal frames and by hangers from a ‘crown construction’. Their most important requirement was development of a posh overhanging truss supported construction of round 37000 sqm with a fast turnaround time.
Undertaking: Royal Museum of Tremendous Arts Antwerp
Contractor: Muller Full Afbouw België BV
The drastic, complete renovation and restauration of the Royal Museum of Tremendous Arts in Antwerp (Belgium) meant that, along with the work on the present museum, 4 of the constructing’s historic patios have been transformed into new museum house, rising the exhibition house by 40%. Due to all this work, the Nineteenth-century KMSKA constructing is now future-proof. Two completely different worlds have been introduced collectively in a single constructing, with particular technical necessities (bearing capability, fireplace resistance, ending, and many others.) have been set for this difficult renovation. Muller Full Afbouw België succeeded in finishing it, in shut collaboration with Gyproc® and the architect, who monitored the detailed execution intently. With its vivid white exhibition halls, hidden rooms, lengthy staircases, far-reaching sightlines and ranging gradations of daylight, the brand new museum charts a route full of unusual vertical experiences, all made doable by the Gyproc® options.
Undertaking: Fraunhofer IEE Institute
Contractor: OKEL GmbH & Co. KG
The brand new constructing of the analysis institute in Kassel homes places of work in addition to laboratories and technical amenities on a gross flooring space of round 13,400 m². The essential constructing idea envisaged optimizing every construction for its respective use and bringing them collectively by way of a standard roof determine. Contained in the constructing, a central entrance corridor connects all 4 flooring. As a result of several types of room use and the required adaptability, nearly the whole vary of contemporary dry lining techniques was required: Wall constructions with excessive fireplace safety and room acoustic necessities, wall techniques with significantly excessive static load-bearing capability, partitions and ceilings as design components together with mild integration and way more. The whole technical elaboration, structure planning and implementation was executed by Okel GmbH & Co. KG. The centerpiece of the lobby reception corridor offered a particular problem: a 21-meter-high sound-absorbing wall spanning over a number of flooring, inclined vertically at an angle of about 6° and thus following the receding flooring ranges. Right here, OKEL’s dry lining specialists demonstrated their knack for difficult large-scale tasks. The German jury acknowledged each the sophistication of the instantly eye-catching constructions, in addition to the quite a few high quality ending particulars hidden after completion.
Innovation & Sustainability Class
Undertaking: Bangkok Boulevard Clubhouse
Contractor: TKK ONE GROUP CO., LTD
Impressed by the Mont Blanc Mountain, this “Membership Home” of the luxurious housing village enhances the overall worth of the properties. The aesthetic of the constructing is the important thing differentiation of properties from the others. It supplied a seamless roofing answer for luxurious residential Thai non-public compounds / villages.
Undertaking: College of Alberta Dentistry Pharmacy Constructing
Contractor: Kerr Inside Methods
The Dentistry Pharmacy Constructing was initially in-built 1922, and is without doubt one of the College of Alberta’s most historic buildings, coming into into redevelopment in 2020. The constructing has been renamed the College Commons because it sits within the coronary heart of U of A and will probably be a gathering house for all members of the group, housing varied educational, analysis, service and administrative items. This 42,000 m² facility blends previous with new to create a vivid, trendy, dynamic house for studying, instructing and analysis and can meet Silver LEED requirements. It required innovation and creativity to rebuild and restore most of the intricate architectural particulars just like the 100-year-old ceiling known as the “fruit bowl”. This constructing has blended the campus historical past with the longer term. The constructing’s 1922 brick façade now results in a gathering place in a contemporary, new glass seven-story north wing and the 1922 constructing is now nose to nose and one seamless unit. Kerr has labored diligently the previous 22 months planning, innovating, restoring, reinforcing, repairing and rebuilding the unique components all via the 1922 constructing whereas concurrently erecting a seven-story begin of the artwork trendy and revolutionary north wing.
Undertaking: SeaWorld Abu Dhabi
Nation: United Arab Emirates
Contractor: Worldwide Decor Co. LLC
SeaWorld Abu Dhabi will deliver the area’s first Marine Life Theme Park to Yas Island. Opening its doorways in 2023, the Park will function a number of completely different realms, providing immersive experiences in addition to dynamic habitats that can home completely different species collectively, as they’re of their pure habitat. The Marine Life Theme Park will probably be dwelling to greater than 150 species of marine animals together with sharks, faculties of fish, manta rays, sea turtles, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates, along with tons of of birds together with penguins, puffins, murres, flamingos and extra. To be situated subsequent to the Marine Life Theme Park, SeaWorld Analysis and Rescue Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s first devoted marine analysis, rescue, rehabilitation and return middle will open this yr. It can assist regional and international conservation efforts, offering a sophisticated information hub with a deal with indigenous Arabian Gulf and marine life ecosystems. The SeaWorld Abu Dhabi expertise will inform a unified “One Ocean” story, primarily based on the interconnectivity between all life on earth and our one ocean.
Undertaking: Acquamotion Gramado
Contractor: MB Rodrigues
Implanted in nearly 50,000 m², Acquamotion is the one indoor theme water park in South America. It has naturally heated thermal waters and particular air con that ensures thermal consolation at any time of the yr. The Glasroc® X plasterboard delivered its efficiency to duplicate an open sky indoors, with many particulars and completely different angles in additional than 6,000 m² ceiling space, one thing that will be very hostile for some other plasterboard, contemplating the everlasting situations of humidity and steam within the place. To make sure that the situations of use of the product have been revered, and that the system delivered its full potential, a number of conferences have been held with the technical division of Saint-Gobain
Undertaking: Luma Basis
Contractor: Ile De France Plâtrerie
Following the Louis Vuitton operation, the architect Frank Gehry began the development of the Luma basis tower, a cultural constructing of 5000 m², 9 flooring and 53 glassboxes. The tower homes exhibition rooms and analysis areas for artists. For this prestigious cultural mission, the corporate –which has already labored with the architect on the Louis Vuitton basis mission in Paris– utilized its plaster experience and used new applied sciences equivalent to 3D modelling and BIM to attain the specified shapes by Frank Gehry. The mission was modelled with “Digital Undertaking”, Frank Gehry’s architectural design software program. On website, a format station positioned on the survey level allowed the mannequin created with the software program to be transposed and modelled on website in 3D. Then, the structural workplace carried out the calculations obligatory for the implementation of the steel construction. Lastly, with its experience in sprayed plaster, Ile de France Plâtrerie utilized Lutèce® Projection 33 XPERT sprayed plaster to make works such because the “skirts”, fashioned from a construction calculated and glued solely on the prime, forming an impressive material, and the glassboxes.
Undertaking: Langley Park Home
Nation: United Kingdom
Contractor: George Jackson Ltd, Multiplex, Stortford Interiors
An expensive lodge in an 18th century Grade 2* listed Palladian mansion, fitted out to the very highest requirements. In depth heritage plasterwork repairs, together with fantastically crafted Glass Strengthened Gypsum (GRG) ceilings to a lodge and a 2,000 m² spa. The interface with the present listed constructing material was of major significance and the package deal additionally captured heritage lime plaster, fibrous plaster and GRG cornice repairs.
Jury members have been chosen by the Worldwide Central Advertising and marketing Staff of Saint-Gobain to ensure objectivity and to make sure full comprehension of all technical elements. The thirteenth Worldwide Jury consists of specialists from Saint-Gobain – nation delegates and members of the Worldwide Central Advertising and marketing Staff – and exterior specialists.
The judges can each assess the technical abilities of drywall contractors and the general efficiency of the techniques and options applied throughout the course of the tasks. This yr, to make sure higher objectivity, particular consideration has been given to making a balanced jury staff when it comes to sector, geography and specialization. View the biographies of 2023 jury members.
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