A pedestrian bridge of brightly colored glass is bringing unexpected delight and whimsy to a cancer hospital in the Netherlands. The project is also the winner of Vanceva’s World of Color Awards (WOCA) design competition.

Eastman, the manufacturer of the Vanceva Color System for laminated glass, has announced two winners (interior and exterior) and four honorable mentions. This semi-annual international design competition honors architects, interior designers, glass fabricators, furniture designers, glazing contractors, engineers and artists for their innovative and significant use of colored laminated safety glass in exterior building design and interior spaces.

“We had more than 50 entries from every corner of the globe this year,” says Doug Marren, marketing communications advanced interlayers for the Vanceva Color System. “We’re always impressed by the creative ways architects use Vanceva color interlayers to create landmark buildings, special effects and moods in interiors, and even in wayfinding. We love bringing the best work forward, and we know it inspires designers everywhere.”

A key requirement to enter a project the WOCA competition is the use of Vanceva color interlayers in laminated glass configurations.

Photographs of the winning projects and the awards will be showcased at the Eastman Chemical Company BVBA’s exhibit booth, located in Hall 11 – A42, at glasstec 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The winners will also be presented their awards during the event.

An international jury of five industry professionals reviewed the project submissions and awards were given for exterior division winner, interior division winner, as well as honorable mentions by region. Entries were judged on the creative use of glass with laminated color interlayers, aesthetics and degree of attention paid to the overall benefits and technology of laminated glass.


Exterior Division Winner: Prinses Maxima Clinic voor Kinderoncologie, Center for Pediatric Oncology, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Prinses Maxima Clinic voor Kinderoncologie

Architect(s)/Firm(s): LIAG Architecten en Bouwadviseurs

Glass Laminator: Thiele Glas Werk GmbH, Wermsdorf

Interior Division Winner: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Architect(s)/Firm(s):  Jacoby Architects

Glass Laminator: Northwestern Industries

Honorable Mention, North America:  PZ Vapor Trail Experience, Cape Canaveral, Fla., United States of America

PZ Vapor Trail Experience

Architect(s)/Firm(s):  GTRI in collaboration with Formations Studio

Glass Laminator:  Glass Flooring Systems Inc.

Honorable Mention, Latin America: A.J. Fitness, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

A.J. Fitness

Architect(s)/Firm(s):  Carlos Enamorado – Hector Larios

Glass Laminator:  Extralum S.A (Costa Rica)

Honorable Mention, Asia Pacific: Rainbow Glass Cliff, East Lake Harbor Canyon, Beijing, China

Rainbow Glass Cliff

Architect(s)/Firm(s):  Beijing Xinmei

Glass Laminator:  Beijing Guanhua East

Honorable Mention, Europe, the Middle East and Africa: Computer Science Building, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Architect(s)/Firm(s):  Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects

Glass Laminator:  mGlasSeal (NI) Ltd