CONGRATULATIONS to the 2024 Best Tall Building Façade & Fenestration Engineering Project Finalists.

This award recognises facades that offer extraordinary tall building technical solutions. Entries should explain the specification of materials that overcome building challenges to meet sector-specific needs, achieving both sustainability and energy efficiency. Outstanding building envelopes should offer new engineering solutions, demonstrating advanced design and technology concepts.

With special thanks to category sponsors, Kuraray.

The Kuraray Group is committed to developing new fields of business using pioneering technology that improves the environment and enhances the quality of life throughout the world.

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K Systems – Devonshire Mansions

Devonshire Mansions, an exemplary project by K Systems, stands as a beacon of architectural & façade engineering excellence. In picturesque Eastbourne, these buildings, chosen for stunning sea views & tranquility, underwent a complete overhaul. K Systems delivered a best-in-class insulated façade solution, elevating aesthetic appeal & improving thermal efficiency to an impressive 0.26W/m²K. The project delivered environmental benefits, fortified structural foundations & enhanced fire safety.

Reynaers Aluminium UK – Media City X3, Manchester

Media City is the largest residential development in the North West, with its silhouette dominating the Salford Quays skyline. Comprising 540,000 square feet it houses 1,100 residential apartments and spans four 26-storey towers, including the most recent addition, X3. The unique alignment of the bespoke ConceptWall 65-EF HI Reynaers curtain walling systems in the façades has created a stand-out design that makes the towers easily recognisable in the Manchester skyline.

Schueco International – Hale Works

In the thriving Hale Village eco district is Hale Works, a new landmark development by architects Hawkins Brown. The industrial past of Tottenham Hale meets its exciting future – where community meets creativity. Sitting moments away from the tranquil waterways of the River Lee in one of North London’s most innovative new neighbourhoods, Hale Works offers the best of contemporary urban living in a setting to inspire and rejuvenate.

The Fire Protection Association – RISC 501 – A Fire Safety Assessment Test for External Cladding Systems

RISC 501 is a fire safety assessment test for external cladding systems. It was developed assess the fire performance of cladding systems for use on tall buildings from both a property protection perspective. It is the result of an extensive research project by the Fire Protection Association to address the limitations of existing test methods. It aims to ensure that the test specimens replicate real buildings and confirm that the systems can prevent fire spread to multiple floors.


Damac Tower is a mixed-use development situated in the Nine Elms consisting of residential apartments, retail and office accommodation. The façade of this building composes carefully sculpted panels of terracotta, reconstituted stone and glass. The design of the façade responds well to its urban context. The tower consists of three distinct elements- the tall slender private residential tower and the shorter affordable residential tower and a linkbridge of 4-storey glazed office accommodation.


2020: Hodder+Partners for Duncan House Stratford

2022: Reynaers Aluminium for Hadrian’s Tower