This year’s exterior winner of Vanceva’s World of Color Awards™ (WOCA) — an international competition that recognizes architectural projects that use Vanceva interlayers for glass — is a museum expansion that is totally encased in an all-white glass façade. Like current and past winners of this competition, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston — Kinder Building in Houston, Texas, USA, exemplifies how magnificently glass can be incorporated into architectural design.
Eastman, the manufacturer of the Vanceva Color System for laminated glass, shares the news of this year’s winners in a unique and creative way. Due to the pandemic restrictions, the announcements are reorganized from the usual procedure into a digital live stream event with dynamic video presenting the winners and a special guest host.
“The World of Color Awards grows larger each year it is held,” says Priya Kalsi, Global Market Segment Manager with Eastman. “We’ve received some incredible entries this year. Architects and designers are continuously exploring and surprising us with their creative use of Vanceva color interlayers to create landmark buildings, special effects and moods in interiors, and even in wayfinding.”
“This year’s winner stunned the jury with the use of white interlayers,” says Kalsi. “The Museum of Fine Arts Houston is unique, inventive, and transforms the streetscape — and it only uses Vanceva Arctic Snow for its interlayers.”
A key requirement for entry in the international design competition is the use of Vanceva colour interlayers in laminated glass configurations. Vanceva provides architects and designers with the largest system of PVB interlayer colours in the world with a palette that can be combined to create more than 17,000 transparent, translucent, or solid colours.
An international jury of five celebrated industry professionals reviews the project submissions and awards are given for EXTERIOR Division Winner, INTERIOR Division Winner, and four Honourable Mentions. Entries are judged on the creative use of glass with laminated colour interlayers, aesthetics, and degree of attention given to the overall benefits and technology of laminated glass.
For the full list of winners of Vanceva’s World of Color Awards™ click here.