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Steel is recognized for its high potential in terms of strength, durability, design flexibility, adaptability,
recyclability and reusability. Today’s steel structures allow the best adaptation to modern life and
renovation of historical elements of our built environment, being in cities or countryside. Steel is also the
perfect material for reaching a circular economy while leaving the necessary room for creativity in

The European Steel Design Awards are given by the European Convention for Constructional
Steelwork (ECCS) every two years to encourage the creative and outstanding use of steel in
architecture. The awards are dedicated to the owners, the architects, the engineers, the general
contractors and the steelwork contractors.

This 3rd June 2021, the European Steel Design Awards 2021 have been selected out of 23 projects submitted in total by the ECCS member associations. The overall winner ESDA 2021 Laureate, a ESDA 2021 Special Bridge Award as well as the ESDA 2021 Public Award will be chosen out of those nominees and announced in early autumn 2021.

More information is available here.