Architectural Steelwork Detail Award

“It was fantastic to win the Award, (…) it meant a lot to us”.
Michael Trentham, Michael Trentham Architects – Galvanizing in Detail Award Winner 2018

Why enter the architectural steelwork detail award

You’ve come to the right place for inspiration and information on how to enter your architectural steelwork, galvanized gates, art installation, sculpture, small components or construction elements project to the free, annual GAGA Awards competition, which has been running for over 20 years and celebrates the diversity of galvanizing.

  • Get recognition for your project.
  • Get featured in Hot Dip Galvanizing Magazine (distributed across Europe).
  • Get profiled on our website.
  • Be a part of our PR campaign.
  • Win a unique galvanized watering can.
  • Raise the profile of your practice.

“It’s a huge honour to be shortlisted… to win [an architectural steelwork award] is just tremendous”.
Ryan Bond, Snug Architects – Galvanizing in Detail Award Winner 2017

Galvanizing in detail award criteria

For the Galvanizing in Detail GAGA Award, the jury will be looking for the interesting and innovative use of galvanized steel in elements that are not necessarily the main part of a structure but form a detail, which supports the overall functionality and aesthetics of the architectural or engineering project.

“Its contrast with the glass and the steel cladding on the side of the staircase, which made it something that really stuck out as quite individual and different from most stairs featured in buildings of a similar nature.”
Jonathan Mawer, Hudson Architects – Galvanizing in Detail Award Winner 2016

This category also includes all artistic entries, renowned for beautiful detailing such as sculptures, balconies and gates. Judging of the awards is based on merit and not the scale of the project.

Submit your project/s and Enter the GAGAs

Previous winners of the Galvanizing in Detail Award category: