The 9th Saint-Gobain Gypsum International Trophy awards took place in Berlin, Germany on 6 June 2014. Cradlestone Mall was named the winner in the Commercial section of the global awards.
Cradlestone Mall, designed by architects Bentel & Associates is situated on the edge of The Cradle of Humankind in Muldersdrift, Gauteng. This project combines innovation and sustainability, showcasing how Saint-Gobain Gyproc’s high performance plasterboard systems and plasters, combined with skilled workmanship provides solutions for high quality, safe, comfortable, modular and sustainable interiors across a wide variety of applications.
The main feature of the shopping mall is the ceiling above the food and entertainment area, where the installation of the ceiling was designed to contour the jagged shape of the “armadillo-style” roof, which is framed by three dimensional bulkheads, giving the mall its angular expression.
The international panel of judges commended the unique shape of the structures roofline, the flawless finishes and its high level of acoustic performance.
The Cradlestone Mall project was one of 87 projects entered into the global awards, from 33 countries.
“It is with pride that Saint-Gobain Gyproc South Africa returns with a South African project as a winner. This proves that South Africa is able to compete on a world stage. Congratulations to Abbeycon (Pty) Ltd on being ranked among the best drywall and plastering contractors in the world,” says Evan Lockhart-Barker, GM marketing: Saint-Gobain Gyproc SA.
The Saint-Gobain Gypsum International Trophy, a unique gypsum industry event, is one of the largest international competitions. Established in 1998 to recognise and reward craftsmanship of drywall and plastering contractors, the trophy aims to promote excellence and innovation in the use of sustainable and lightweight plasterboard systems and plasters.
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