Edition 2016

Prague 2016

10th International Trophy

Hosted by Saint-Gobain Rigips Czech Republic

35
Countries
89
Projects
6
Categories
450
Guests

Winners 10th Trophy

Non-residential
France
Grand Prix
Philharmonie de Paris
Ile de France Plâtrerie
France
The Philharmonie de Paris opened its doors in January 2015. The project presented concerns the Symphonic Hall, known as the “Grande Salle”: a state-of-the-art facility for national and international symphony orchestras. The Symphonic Hall is a remarkable architectural feat; an ‘enveloping’ auditorium with a capacity of 2,400 seats, that immerses the audience providing a uniquely intimate listening experience.
Non-residential
India
President’s Prize
J. W. Marriott
INTERIORS DESIGNERS DECORATORS PVT LTD.
India
J. W. Marriot is a 5-star luxury hotel. This new luxury hotel offers 585 rooms and boasts an unparalleled location in the heart of the vibrant suburb of Andheri, adjacent to the Mumbai International airport. All 585 guest rooms as well as banquet halls, spa, gymnasium and BOH areas are constructed with international standard acoustic comfort and fire safety. Gyproc drywall was adopted for all internal walls including wet area walls and value added plasterboards e.g. Fireline, Moisture resistance and fibre cement board were also used.

Winners by category

Plaster
France
1st Prize
Gerstheim Catholic Church
WEREY & STENGER
France
On the 25th of November 2011, a short-circuit in the lighting system of the Catholic Church of Gerstheim located in the Alsace region caused a disastrous fire. Major parts of this gothic church were destroyed, including the ceiling and roof structure, and only the walls were left over. The aim of the community was to rebuild the church, identically to how it was before the fire. Werey & Stenger’s task consisted in the reconstruction of the ceiling, i.e. the original vaults of ogival arches. Based on plans and drawings found in the archives, the architect reproduced the plan of the church. Given the complexity and size of the project, Werey & Stenger decided to digitize their part of the project in 3D. This was a highly innovative method which they combined with the traditional technique of fibrous plasterwork. The results are amazing- the original forms have been perfectly reproduced and have also been successfully combined with quite a modern decoration.
United Kingdom
2nd Prize
The Whitworth Art Gallery
CW Solutions Ltd
United Kingdom
Founded in 1889 as the first English gallery in a park, the Whitworth has been transformed by a £15 million development. Part of the University of Manchester, the Whitworth is a gallery that is a place of research and academic collaboration. ISG were the main contractors on this project, while MUMA Ltd was the principal architect. MUMA’s extension to the gallery and refurbishment of the existing 19th century building has sustainability at its heart. The refurbishment and extension of the historic Whitworth Art Gallery incorporated the use of two coat plaster on laths to form vaulted ceilings and curved walls. The scheme was completed over a two year period using over 4000 square metres of two coat plaster, alongside the use of specialised plasters for specific areas. The plastering and dry-lining works were completed over a 14 month period. This represented a real achievement particularly as the original ceiling had to be rebuilt, an unforeseen event in the works programme.
Plasterboard
France
1st Prize
Louis Vuitton Foundation
ISOLATION 2000
France
Designed by the American architect Frank Gehry, the Louis Vuitton Foundation falls within the policy of art and culture patronage developed by the Group. A private cultural initiative, its aim is to promote contemporary artistic creation for a wide international audience. This project was a great architectural endeavour in which each stage of construction pushed the boundaries of conventional architecture, and was one of the first BIM projects in France (“Building Information Model”). The BIM has made it possible to create the complex shapes imagined by Frank Gehry, from the design of the building through to the assembly of the different elements on site, and requiring very close collaboration between the different teams working simultaneously with a common 3D model. One of the main challenges was to provide a high acoustic insulation; 71Db required with a critical frequency < 5 Hz, between the technical rooms and the public areas. The contractor had to invent a bespoke solution with self-supporting “boxes in the boxes” made of two layers of Duo’Tech 25 and using Winfix dB suspensions.
Egypt
2nd Prize
Kempinski Hotel
Maxim for Real Estate Investments
Egypt
Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski is now launching its second hotel in new Cairo, located 20 minutes southeast of Cairo Airport. Due to the complexity of the interior design regarding shapes and levels that needed to be applied on a triple height ceiling, it required high load bearing. As for wet areaslike the spa, rest rooms and showers, moisture and fire resistance boards were the perfect solution.The advantage of the Gyproc STIL-PRIM suspended ceiling system was that it solved a technical deflection created by a local manufacturer of metal systems which was below the project standards. Gyproc STIL-PRIM suspended ceiling system provided better productivity. This helped the plasterboard contractor to meet the project deadline, which otherwise would have been very hard with the performance of the locally manufactured system.
Commercial
Germany
1st Prize
H’ugo’s Restaurant Bar Lounge
Malerwerkstätten Heinrich Schmid GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
In the Stuttgart city center next to the “Stuttgart 21” project (building of a new through station instead of the existing terminal) a new bar lounge was established in less than two months. This project involved an abundance of creativity as well as technical know-how concerning the necessary sound and fire protection. The optically and technically perfect results are a wonderful example of perfect craftsmanship on a 520 square metre floor. The extraordinary design of the ceiling sculpture was developed in close cooperation with the Rigips technician to provide the various technical requirements which were hidden beneath. Indirect illumination increases the unusual look and feel of the ceiling. Furthermore a 3,500 litre aquarium was built into one of the plasterboard walls. The steel substructure had to be designed to provide for its heavy weight.
Austria
2nd Prize
Raiffeisen Multi-Purpose Center Raaba
Lieb Bau Weiz GmbH & Co KG
Austria
Upgrading the Raiffeisen Landesbank Styria to a new Multi- Purpose Center was a huge project. With about 45,000 square metres of gross floor area, it provides modern office workplaces for more than 400 employees since spring 2014. The building also houses the new high-security data processing center as well as a bank branch, a conference and event center and a restaurant. Architectural design played an important role in this project. At the same time, the building owner put a high emphasis on aspects of ecology and sustainability. The use of photovoltaics, the utilization of the data center’s excess heat as well as the cooling system fed by groundwater meant significant savings in operational expenses. In addition, these systems together with the RIGIPS solutions offer a significant contribution to the positive life cycle assessment of the building. The Multi-Purpose Center was awarded the DGNB Blue Building Certificate in Gold.
Innovation & Sustainability
Netherlands
1st Prize
Theater de Stoep
Accompli Afbouw BV
Netherlands
Theater De Stoep consists of two parts; a large theater hall which can accommodate up to 650 people, and a smaller room with a capacity of 200 people. Furthermore the building consists of an office area, a kitchen area, several dressing rooms, technical spaces (theater) and an acoustical decoupled loading dock. This theater is designed with tightly aligned connections between the many different types of planes. The walls were designed in concave and convex forms, which cross the ceilings that are also designed in these forms. This particular design in combination with the great height is made possible by using the specifically engineered supporting structure. All this combined with the required finishing level, the high sound insulation and fire resistance requirements ensured that this was a very challenging project.
Belgium
2nd Prize
Ans Public Swimming Area
Gestrab
Belgium
The public swimming pool in Ans, designed by architect Jean- Michel Ruols is a prime example of technological innovation. Timeless architecture, functionality, beauty and sustainability were the keywords. The exterior is given a streamlined look by large Saint-Gobain glass sections and the curved roof which is shaped like a wave. The well-being of users and the optimisation of maintenance costs were prioritised. The use of Gyproc Aquaroc cement based plasterboards was perfect for the design, as they have a smaller environmental footprint than cement. Gestrab used them as partitions and wall linings in the reception space, changing rooms and swimming pool space. In other projects the robust appearance of the Aquaroc plates is often hidden behind tiles or another finishing layer, but the architect chose to expose it here. It is reminiscent of the look of concrete walls. The interior screw heads were hidden from view by fitting the plates between stainless steel sections.
Residential
Switzerland
1st Prize
Hochbau 21/BSC-Areal
SA.MA Gipserei + Fassaden GmbH, 8617 Mönchaltdorf
Switzerland
This former spinning mill, a listed historical monument, is approximately 180 years old and shut down its production in 1990. To preserve the valuable building structure and to revitalize it at the same time, a master plan was drawn up to transform the 7-level complex into lofts for living and working. After two years of construction, the building now contains 23 loft apartments, 5 loft-type working spaces as well as 13 studios. The main plasterboard work was applied to ceilings and partitions, as well as technical ducts. The building is Minergie® certified, a renowned Swiss energy label. Among the key achievements of the plasterboard work are the preservation of its historical character and substance of the building while introducing a whole new form of its use, as well as the application of the high fire and noise protection standards to the old building structure. Hochbau 21 is a perfect example of the trend to transform historical, industrial buildings into modern living spaces.
Ireland
2nd Prize
St John’s College Respond! Housing
Mythen Construction Ltd
Ireland
This project involved the complete refurbishment of a former seminary by the Respond! Housing Association into 21 self-contained apartments for the elderly. The refurbishment project takes the history of the Gothic Revivalist style building into account, as its aim was to preserve and protect the old walls, fine stain glass windows and beautiful stonework. Gyproc Partition systems incorporating SoundBloc plasterboard were used as the separating compartment walls offering optimum levels of acoustic separation while also meeting the required levels of fire resistance. Gypfloor Silent systems were installed to maintain the required level of impact sound reduction on the compartment floors. This project was a major intervention in a historic building and there were strict guidelines to be met in terms of conservation (and meeting the current building regulations).
Education, Healthcare & Hospitality
Germany
1st Prize
Hotel Schloss Montabaur
G+K Trockenbau GmbH
Germany
The Schloss Montabaur is the Headquarters of the ADG, the academy of German cooperatives (Akademie Deutscher Genossenschaften) which has been a nationwide partner of the cooperative banks and their companies for over 40 years. In the year 959 the castle was mentioned in a document for the first time. Next to the castle is the new guest house “Coblenz” that belongs to the 4-star hotel company of the ADG. The unconventionally designed elliptical construction body offers over 2 floors, 77 high-quality exclusive designed double rooms. Every room is formed differently. The generous atrium is open over 2 floors and is covered by a large 300 square metre glass roof. The very specific architectural ideas could only have been realized with perfectly installed drywall constructions and the highest level of craftsmanship. As a result, the hotel is an outstanding example in the German hotel scenery.
Denmark
2nd Prize
Business Academy Aarhus
Arne Danielsen A/S
Denmark
This building was an addition to Erhvervsakademiet Aarhus/ Business Academy Aarhus. The design of the building and its interior is meant to inspire students to learn in a bright and creative environment centered on an open atrium. It is a great example of a lightweight building solution and one of the first major low-energy houses in Aarhus. The building has 900 square metres of solar panels on the roof and a heat recovery system. The building’s energy use is completely dependent on renewable energy. The project is a great example of a broad use of Gyproc products and systems both externally and internally from thermal insulation to acoustic regulation. One of the most interesting parts of the installation was the façade. The challenge here was finding the right dimensions for the profiles and angles in order to hang the facade as opposed to letting it rest on the plinth. Interestingly, it was also constructed in sections on the ground and then hoisted and put in place.

Judging Committee

Meet the Jury !

The International Trophy Jury is composed of an international, independent panel of gypsum industry experts. They are capable of judging the technical skills of drywall contractors and the overall performance of the systems and solutions implemented during the course of the projects. The panel is selected by the Gypsum Activity Central Marketing Team to guarantee objectivity and to ensure full comprehension of all technical aspects

Judging for the International Trophy is a demanding and challenging process. In order to ensure that all entries will be judged on an equitable basis, specific judging criteria were developed and the International Jury Committee will be selected via a thorough process. The 10th International Jury will be comprised of a mix of central experts and country delegates.

Prior to the international awards event the jury panel will meet (physically or virtually) on April 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th, 2016 to receive the project presentations and vote for each project according to the pre-defined criteria. To ensure fairness and continuity, all projects in the same category are viewed in the same session.

Ashutosh Puranik
Jury Member – Gypsum Activity Global Product Manager
Ashutosh has been in the Gypsum industry for the last 10 years. He is currently in charge of developing a market segment approach for the Hospitality sector internationally, and for the Global Product Management of indoor air quality and lightweight boards within the activity. He has a diverse and in depth knowledge of the construction products industry, with the multi comfort approach being one of his key areas of interest and expertise. He has been instrumental in leading the National Trophy event in India since its inception in 2012.
Romuald Lassagne
Jury President – Gypsum Activity Global Marketing Manager
Romuald has been in the building industry for 17 years and in the gypsum industry for 11 years. He is currently in charge of supporting the South East Asian businesses in their marketing activities, as well as being responsible for communications, branding and sustainability topics within the Activity. With a background in civil engineering, he previously worked as Marketing Communications Director for Placo in France and he has been a jury member since the 7th Saint-Gobain Gypsum International Trophy in 2010 held in Amsterdam.
Rupert Neumann
Jury Member – Gypsum Activity Global Marketing Manager
Rupert has been in the building materials industry for 20 years. This is the sixth Saint-Gobain International trophy awards which he has been involved in and the fourth time on the Jury. In addition to other marketing roles and support for a number of countries, he is also responsible for the Global Product Management of Building Plasters and Plasterboard Finishing within the activity.
Miles Ellison
Jury Member – Gypsum Activity Global Product Marketing Manager
Miles joined the building industry as an architect working in the UK on commercial projects. He has been in the Gypsum industry for over 20 years in the technical specification and design market, as well as in key account rolls. He is currently in charge of specification development in the Gypsum Activity. BIM is a topic area that he is developing for the group. Miles has been involved in the Saint-Gobain International Trophy awards for the last four events, and this will be his third time on the Jury.