CAST Receives a Commendation

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Architecture and Design Scotland was delighted to learn that our CAST exhibition was awarded a Commendation at the Scottish Design Awards ceremony this week.

The Scottish Design Awards are an annual event organised by The Drum. The awards launched in 1998 recognises achievements in design and architecture and are one of the biggest annual design events outside London. The event provides entrants with a platform to showcase their work, and at the same time raised the standards of creative work.

A&DS’s recent exhibition CAST: Innovations in Concrete was awarded a commendation in the ‘Design: Exhibition Point of Sale’ category.

CAST: innovations in concrete explored the versatility and development of concrete. Illustrating how concrete has allowed designers to create complex, previously impossible, forms such as the flexible concrete diving platform at the London Olympic Aquatic Centre designed by Zaha Hadid.

Concrete is used more than any other man-made material on the planet and is perhaps thought of as a modern material but it can be found in the pyramids of Giza, was perfected by the Romans and has been continuously developed through the centuries to the point where it can be used to make everything from canoes and vanilla-scented concrete.

CAST: innovations in concrete is developed by Architecture and Design Scotland, The Concrete Society and the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Edinburgh College of Art (ESALA).

CAST was designed by RRDonnelley and Produced by Eastern.

The exhibition was open to the public at The Lighthouse, Glasgow from 11 October – 28 November 2013.

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