The winners of the design and construction project photo competition were announced at METALCON’s annual conference and tradeshow held in Tampa, October 6-8. 

Architects, designers, contractors, manufacturers and owners were invited to submit high-quality photos of their best, coolest, most interesting and inspiring projects that feature metal in the interior OR exterior design in one of the following categories: Roofs; Walls; Interiors; and Ornamental/Architectural Features.

Grand Prize Winner: ATAS International, Project 18: David Rubenstein. Forum at the University of Chicago 
Bezier Curve House/A-House

The winners are:

• Roofs: Rheinzink, Project 24: Bezier Curve House/A-House 

• Walls: ATAS International, Project 18: David Rubenstein    

   Forum at the University of Chicago 

• Interior: Gotca Group, Project 2: Museum of Tomorrow 

• Ornamental/Architectural Features: Gotca Group, Project 2: 

   Museum of Tomorrow 

• Grand Prize Winner: ATAS International, Project 18: David 

   Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago 

A panel of judges comprised of the Metal Construction Association (MCA) council chairs and other metal construction and design industry experts determined one winner in each of the four categories with one grand-prize winner. Entries were judged based on the use of metal in design and construction communicated through photographs, not photo composition.  

Top entries were displayed in the METALCON Metal in Architecture Gallery at the Tampa Convention Center. Photos selected for inclusion in the gallery were automatically entered to win, and the grand-prize winner was awarded a $1,000 cash prize. 

“We were excited to receive such a great response, enabling us to create a beautiful display on-site of projects that illustrate the beauty, durability and functionality of metal in all kinds of architecture, from fire houses and truck stops to museums,” said Judy Geller, METALCON’s Vice President of Tradeshows. “We are grateful to all of those who participated and to ATAS International for donating back the grand prize win of $1,000 to Feeding Tampa Bay as part of our annual giving back program.” 

METALCON 2022 takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana from October 12-14 at the Indiana Convention Center.
Established in 1991, METALCON is an annual tradeshow and conference devoted exclusively to the application of metal in design and construction. Contractors, architects, developers, owners, fabricators, manufacturers and suppliers from more than 50 countries attend each year. Industry experts from 200 leading companies exhibit the latest products, solutions and game-changing technologies. METALCON’S success is based on a dynamic exhibit hall, extensive educational programs and interactive learning opportunities. Produced by PSMJ Resources, Inc., this was the event’s fifth time in Tampa. RB

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