Via Vika, arguably one of Staticus’ most complex projects to date, has been shortlisted in two categories at the Façade 2022 Design and Engineering Awards. The winners will be announced on 3 November 2022 Hilton Park Lane, London. The final awards ceremony will be co-located with the ZAK World of Façades London conference, where around 1,000 industry professionals from around the world will be present.
The categories where Via Vika is nominated are International Project of the Year – Innovation and International Project of the Year – New Build. There, our Oslo project will compete with other stunning buildings in Dubai, New York and other cities.
The Façade Design and Engineering Awards, which have been relaunched this year, are the UK’s most prestigious and important façade industry awards. Organised by the Society of Façade Engineering SFE (CIBSE), the awards feature 8 different categories including new builds, sustainability, innovation, refurbishments and products. Works by Thornton Tomasetti, Buro Happold, Maffeis Engineering Spa and other internationally renowned industry leaders are also competing for awards.
The shortlisted project Via Vika is unique in more than one way. For instance, this Oslo office development features the first use of a closed cavity façade (CCF) in Northern Europe. It also blends the use of two different façade types – CCF and single skin (SSF). Finally, the project showcases how one can combine a range of complex materials including patterned stainless steel coated in Rosy Gold, and natural limestone.
According to Aušra Vankevičiūtė, CEO of Staticus, the recognition of innovative approaches used in Via Vika is testimony to the bold architectural vision that was realised: “Having two separate buildings and a skylight 12m in diameter posed its fair share of challenges but it’s challenges like this that help us grow. And by implementing the very first CCF project in the Nordics, we succeeded in bringing new sustainable practices to the region. A huge thank you goes to our clients who entrusted us with this project and all the partners and colleagues who made it possible.”
Follow this link to view the entire Façade 2022 Design and Engineering Awards shortlist.