Winners Recognized for Glass Design in 2004 Solutia Design Awards

St. Louis-based Solutia Inc. has announced the winners of its sixth annual Solutia Design Awards, recognizing architects, designers and laminators for outstanding architectural and design projects that demonstrate innovative uses of Vanceva and Saflex brand interlayers. An international jury of nine industry professionals awarded winners in four categories based on significance and aesthetic appeal of design, creative use of laminated glass and attention paid to safety, structural, security and noise-reduction issues.

Designers at Wilkerson Eyre, London won in the institutional category for their creation, the "Bridge of Aspiration" for the Royal Ballet School London. The twisted form of glass, timber and aluminum serves as a footbridge for the London Royal Ballet School and is comprised of 23 wooden frames connected by laminated glass that incorporates a safety glass interlayer.

In the commercial category, architect Fernando Romero of Mexico won for the Palmas Corporate Building, the corporate headquarters of a Mexican financial institution. The design featured Solutia's metallic interlayers.

Designer Tobias Lundquist of Miloby Ideas Systems used laminated glass to create the Lucini Italia Company, the Miami home for an Italian gourmet foods company. Green laminated glass was chosen for use throughout the offices, coordinating with and creating a background for the label on the company's signature product, extra virgin olive oil.

In the installations category, architect Hal Ingberg of Montreal created the garden installation "Colored Reflections," using Vanceva Design interlayers to create a courtyard-like enclosure.

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