Two projects that I've been involved with have been shortlisted for this years Constructing Excellence in Wales Awards 2015 with Penarth Learning Community winning the 'Integration & Collaborative Working Award' and also 'Project of the Year'. Congratulations to the the Vale of Glamorgan Council, HLM Architects Cardiff and Leadbitter - A Bouygues UK Company.
I was one of the artists commissioned to work on the project by EMP Projects as part of a multi discipline arts programme working across the schools. The commission involved designing 125m2 of coloured curtain wall glazing at all of the building entrances. Designs were made after running a series of drawing workshops with all the schools generating a wealth of visual material to draw on.
The glass was made by Proto Studios who specialise in printing ceramic enamels onto glass. The transparent colours work when the building is viewed from the exterior and also flood colour on the interior when the sun passes by.
The other shortlisted project was another Vale of Glamorgan project for Ysgol Gymraeg Nant Talwg by ISG where I designed clerestory glazing that was also made by Proto Studios. The Vale of Glamorgan were also shortlisted as client of the year.
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks for the opportunity to be involved such great projects.