Courtesy of jury member Andrew Moor

Glass forms a major part of the external skin and interior dividing walls of contemporary buildings. It is also used for balustrades, elevators, desks, and almost anything else that can be thought of.

It is not difficult to add colour to glass, as well as patterns, textures, gradations of tones, and other qualities, all of which add to the enormous versatility of the medium. This is a language that is available at a reasonable cost, and that can transform the character of a building – yet one that, surprisingly is not widely exploited.

Glass and colour are a powerful combination.   The use of colour as part of a building’s exterior has a powerful impact on the immediate surroundings. And when the glass is experienced from the interior, the internal space can be transformed.