We are thrilled to announce that the British Airways i360 won ‘The Judges’ Special Award’ at the BCIA (British Construction Industry Awards).
This was awarded to a project that the judges considered to be particularly inspirational.
The project was awarded because of its innovative engineering and funding. The slenderest tower in the world, with a height to width ratio of 40:1, has a funding package which allows Brighton & Hove City Council to earn almost £1M a year from its visitors. The tower comprises 17 stacked “cans”, which were jacked into position in 10 weeks.
The judges commented:
”Proof that designers can be clients interested in financial performance and efficiency as well as design quality.”
Touchingly, the room gave a huge round of applause in David’s memory. A special night indeed.