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The International Architecture Awards is the world’s foremost international distinguished building, landscape, architecture, and urbanism awards program. Established in 2004 by the Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the awards aim to recognise excellent architecture from a global point of view.

Recently, a number of stand out buildings maintained by CoxGomyl’s façade access solutions were awarded within three significant categories: Mixed Used Buildings, Exposition Centres and Restoration and Renovations. CoxGomyl as the leading global provider of premium facade access solutions, will facilitate the maintenance of these award-winning buildings for many years to come, drawing on over 60 years of experience within the industry.

Category: Mixed Use Buildings

Winner: Hengqin International Finance Centre, China 

At the centre of the Pearl River Delta region, the Hengqin International Finance Centre stands at 336.7 metres, splitting into four distinct peaks to symbolise the convergence of the major cities within the Pearl River Delta: Zhuhai, Macau, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen. Effective maintenance of this landmark building is essential to its role as a focal point of the city. CoxGomyl rose to the challenge with four identical 5000 Series building maintenance units, installed on each of the four corners of the roof and hidden beneath a helipad. For panel repair and replacement tasks, each BMU is equipped with a 450kg capacity glass handling unit.

Category: Exposition Centre

Winner: Al Wasl Plaza, United Arab Emirates 

CoxGomyl were entrsuted with overcoming the numerous challenges presented by the Al Wasl Plaza Trellis, the focal centrepiece of the Expo 2020 Dubai for its 200 participants and an estimated 20 million visitors. The unique dome trellis structure spanning 130 metres and reaching 67 metres in height was designed to represent the design of the Expo 2020 Dubai logo. CoxGomyl’s expert team developed a highly engineered track system for an extensive traversing gantry system which will meet all the specific requirements of this project to safeguard its structure against future wear.

Category: Restoration

Winner: 1271 Avenue of the Americas, USA

In 1959, New York City’s 1271 Avenue of the Americas became the first of four new towers, later expanding into the iconic Rockefeller Center. The building is now an important historic part of the American built environment. Reaching 587 feet (179 metres), the iconic green glass facade is a vibrant part of New York City life. CoxGomyl was entrusted with developing and executing a carefully considered facade access solution when it became clear a modern new facade access system was required to protect the historical building as it was restored. CoxGomyl considered all of the unique requirements of installation on an existing structure within a tight time frame, developing a comprehensive system encompassing two building maintenance units.

CoxGomyl is the chosen facade access maintenance provider of many of the world’s most recognisable and architecturally significant buildings. Contact us to learn more.

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