Severfield project NEO Bankside has been recognised as a finalist in the Best Tall Building awards 2014 European category by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).
Although not the overall winner, the iconic NEO Bankside residential development, located next to Tate Modern on the cultural South Bank of the River Thames in London, is being honoured as an exemplary project that is ‘deserved of winner status’ by the judging panel made up of industry experts.
Severfield Chief Executive Officer, Ian Lawson, said: “We are delighted that this innovative development has been recognised as a finalist for this prestigious award; which was won by Severfield project The Shard last year.”
The pioneering development features an external bracing system forming a steel diagrid across the facades. These supports carry the weight of each structure, preventing the need for load-bearing walls inside the building and in turn allowing flexible layouts on different floors.
The NEO Bankside building, which was nominated by architects Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners, will be featured in an exhibition of all the winning and finalist projects in conjunction with the 2014 CTBUH Awards symposium on November 6.
In addition, as a finalist, the project will be featured prominently in the 2014 CTBUH Awards book, which is produced by the CTBUH and distributed internationally.
For more information about NEO Bankside, watch the video case study produced by The British Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd (BCSA).