Style Windows - Award Winners
Style Windows have been awarded the Schueco Excellence award for 2016 for best design and installation of glazing products on an individual house, for their work at Le Petit Fort, St Ouen.
These awards - in conjunction with RIBA Journal - have become firmly established in the architectural calendar as a major annual event celebrating the very best in UK building design.
Nominated by Philip Durban of UK based Hudson Architects, who led the project team on Le Petit Fort, Style Windows were delighted to be recognized for their work in creating a truly innovative façade on this award winning project with their use of Schueco Sliding systems.
Le Petit Fort is located on the shores of St Ouen’s Bay and has been built within a retained perimeter granite wall in the style of a fortress. With such an exposed location, Hudson Architects needed a robust glazing solution to achieve its ambition for opening up the house to the courtyard and seascape where appropriate.
“We selected Schueco because we thought they were best for an extreme marine environment” said Philip Durban. “There is a strange micro-climate effect in that part of the bay and lots of funneling of wind into the angles of the building, so we had to be particularly confident that the rain wouldn’t get in.”
On the ground floor, Schueco AWS 75 full height tilt and turn aluminium windows fulfill the architect’s aspiration for the courtyard and house to merge into one space when required. Schueco ASS70 sliding doors are used on the first floor where the two wings of the building meet, with Schueco ASS 80 FD bi-folding doors on the first floor balcony facing west and Schueco AWS70 windows on the second floor.
Edward Poynton said “Working on the Le Petit Port project with Hudson Architects was an amazing opportunity and I am extremely proud of the Style Windows team – Rob Smith, Dominik Olota, David Sutcliffe and the site installation team who worked tirelessly to deliver this project.”
“To compete with the very best from across the UK and win this prestigious award just highlights the high quality of workmanship and ability here in Jersey”