Architects hang your heads in shame! It turns out most of the really good projects in 2014’s Galvanisers Awards (for which the prize is a very handsome watering can!) were in the engineering category. Artist Rob Mulholland’s 6m high sculpture ‘Skytower’, for a remote park in Scotland, a galvanised structure of steel twigs frozen in the process of being blown away, so resonated with architectonic poetry that the judges blew it into the architecture category to win. This left the engineering field free for a biomass storage facility designed by contractor Total Steelwork that was not only highly delicate, but designed to follow the angle of repose of the sawdust (right). And all covered in a lightweight fabric, like taut skin over bare bones. Bravo! 

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