Tuesday 2 July 2013

Cutty Sark Wins Design Award

One of Ellmer's flagship projects, the Cutty Sark, was declared a winner at the Structural Steel Design Awards 2013 on the 9th July at Madame Tussauds.

Sponsored by The British Constructional Steelwork Association and Tata Steel, the objective of the Structural Awards is to celebrate the excellence of the United Kingdom in the field of steel construction, particularly demonstrating potential in terms of efficiency, cost effectiveness, aesthetics, sustainability and innovation.

Regarding the Cutty Sark, the Judges said:

"The steelwork enables this famous ship to be preserved and, importantly, to be viewed internally and externally from below the hull.
The inclined steel struts support the ship, and the timber, refurbished iron members and internal steels maintain the hull's original shape. The steelwork has been very carefully and sensitively detailed by the use of extensive 3D modelling.Ingenious steelwork is key to this remarkable visitor attraction."

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