The Master’s Field Development for Balliol College, University of Oxford by Níall McLaughlin Architects, in collaboration with contractor Alucraft Systems has been named overall winner in the Schüco Excellence Awards 2022.

Schüco doors, together with Schüco windows incorporating bespoke aluminium spandrels, provide a range of fenestration supporting the buildings’ natural ventilation strategy.

Speaking about the building, Pankaj Patel, Director of Patel Taylor and one of the award judges, said: “The project is a beautiful essay in how to build in a sensitive context. The highly refined façades use Schüco windows to striking effect.”

The awards also featured the People’s Choice award, voted for by attendees on the day. This year that accolade went to the Fire Station Auditorium in Sunderland. The flexible, three-storey music venue was designed by Flanagan Lawrence, working with specialist contractor Entec Design.

Pete Temprell, managing director of Schüco UK and Ireland said: “The Excellence Awards celebrate the very best in architecture and façade design. Successful façade design is dependent on many factors, from ensuring good energy performance and natural lighting to meeting demanding aesthetic and technical criteria. The winning projects all demonstrate this superbly.”

The annual awards, presented in Whitehall’s Banqueting House by architectural designer and television presenter, Charlie Luxton, are held in association with Architecture Today.

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