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Arup clean sweep at steel design awards

Arup was structural engineer on all of the winning projects in this year's Structural Steel Design Awards, which took place in London last week.
Two of the victorious designs, Heathrow Airport's Air Traffic Control Tower and the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff, saw the structural engineer team up with leading architect Richard Rogers.Judging was by an independent panel appointed by joint sponsors the British Constructional Steelwork Association, Corus and the Steel Construction Institute.Judging Panel chairman David Lazenby CBE, representing the Institution of Civil Engineers, paid tribute to a 'wonderful array' of projects entered for the awards. 'The entries were all good, some were very good and a handful were outstanding,' he said. 'The range of work continues to be enormous. Two major iconic projects at national airports, the home of a national assembly, two very different stadia roofs, a sports training centre and a college, a museum and a 'temple to technology', a bus station roof and a tiny café enclosure - what wonderful diversity.'The four winners were:McLaren Technology CentreGatwick Air BridgeNational Assembly for WalesNew Traffic Control Tower, Heathrow AirportCommendations were awarded to English Institute of Sport at the University of Bath; National Waterfront Museum Swansea; Emirates Stadium, and the OCS Stand at the Brit Oval. Certificates of Merit were awarded to Bullring Spiral Cafe in Birmingham; Vauxhall Cross Bus Station, London, and South East Essex College in Southend-on-Sea.

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