Famed Dutch manufacturer FritsJurgens announces ‘Best Pivot Doors 2022’ award winners

Famed Dutch manufacturer FritsJurgens announces ‘Best Pivot Doors 2022’ award winners

6 Dez. 2022 Gesponserte Artikel

The time has come to announce the winners of this year's ‘FritsJurgens Best Pivot Doors’ awards. The Dutch manufacturer noted that ‘an astonishing amount of high-end pivot doors were submitted – both interior and exterior doors, movable walls, hidden passages, and more’. With this in mind, the jury recently came to their final decision. Take a closer look at the jury’s comments, as well as the winning pivot doors, below:

 

Best Exterior Pivot Doors 2022

Exterior pivot doors are often heavy and large, making for a truly impressive entrance. The jury was amazed by the diversity of materials and applications of the submissions, varying from glass and wood to liquid metal. Discover the four nominees and the winner of this category. 

 

Winner - 1st place (22 points out of 24)

New Zealand – Designed by Hyndman Taylor Architects – Made by RBJ Construction & Sheetmetal Craft

Top pivot: TP-70

Bottom pivot: System M

photo_credit Simon Devitt
Simon Devitt

Photography by Simon Devitt

 

This design amazed the jury with its ingenuity and beautiful materials. The unique door handle oozes craftsmanship and a keen eye for detail: “We chose this door because of its pure design. The offset handle is very creative, the materials are amazing, and the design enhances the architecture" - Jury board member Fuse Architects & Builders.

 

Hyndman Taylor Architects about their project: “Being the first handshake with our client’s new home in Queenstown, the pivot handle becomes an integral and sculptural part of the door and its operation. With a larger-than-life positive pad handle on the exterior and the inverse negative handle on the interior, the seamlessly crafted steel door of some 350 kg flows effortlessly through to the interior. And, through its modes of operation, celebrates the details in many alignments of interior finishing as you are welcomed into the home.”

 

Nominee - 2nd place (18 points out of 24)

Spain – Designed by Inhabit – Made by Sierra Norte Furniture

Top pivot: TP-70

Bottom pivot: System M

photo_credit Pedro Ayora
Pedro Ayora

Photography by Pedro Ayora

 

Nominee - 3rd place (16 points out of 24)

Austria – Designed by Büro Wagner – Made by Bau- und Möbelschreinerei Leutenbauer

Top pivot: TP-70

Bottom pivot: System M

photo_credit Florian Holzherr
Florian Holzherr

Photography by Florian Holzherr

 

Nominee - 4th place (11 points out of 24)

United States – Designed and made by Tecture

Top pivot: TP-70

Bottom pivot: System M+

photo_credit Luca Ring
Luca Ring

Photography by Luca Ring

 

Nominee - 5th place (9 points out of 24)

Australia – Designed by TKD Architects – Made by PHD Group Australia

Top pivot: TP-70

Bottom pivot: System M

photo_credit Des Harris
Des Harris

Photography by Des Harris

 

Best Interior Pivot Doors 2022

 

There have been many different types of exterior pivot doors submitted, but the scope of the interior pivot doors was even greater. 'At FritsJurgens, we have seen many applications in the past, so we know the possibilities are endless. However, to see this many from around the world in such a short period of time – a whole new experience'. Take a look at the nominees and the winner of the interior category of FritsJurgens Best Pivot Doors 2022 below:

 

Winner - 1st place (24 points out of 24)

Austria – Designed by Reinhard Strasser Interior Designers – Made WB Montagetechnik

Top pivot: TP-CG

Bottom pivot: System M+

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These pivot doors are located in a unique space where EMPL, a manufacturer of various vehicles such as fire trucks, can present and celebrate their finished projects. The pivot doors are equipped with Top pivot Cable Grommet, so lighting behind the steel frames can be applied, shining through softly and at its most beautiful at night. The jury: “This is the clear winner here. Excellent design, great details, great handle. Well done.”

 

The doors have a layer of soundproof material behind the space that holds the lighting to ensure the space has an atmosphere that feels large but doesn’t sound like it. When closed, only the handles give away the fact that there is an actual passage in this wall. These doors are a perfect example of the strength of an interior pivot door: a unique door, daring materials, and design, and without giving away, it is a passage right from the start. 

 

Nominee - 2nd place (16 points out of 24)

The Netherlands – Designed by Toon van Seggelen

Top pivot: TP-70

Bottom pivot: System M

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Nominee - 3rd place (15 points out of 24)

The Netherlands – Designed by Robert Kolenik – Made by Broporte Exclusive Doors

Top pivot: TP-70

Bottom pivot: System M+

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Nominee - 4th place (14 points out of 24)

The Netherlands – Designed by Robert Kolenik – Made by Broporte Exclusive Doors

Top pivot: TP-70

Bottom pivot: System M+

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Nominee - 5th place (11 points out of 24)

Australia – Designed by DNA Architects - Made by Pichelmann Custom Building

Top pivot: TP-40

Bottom pivot: System M

photo_credit Lightbulb studio
Lightbulb studio

Photography by Lightbulb studio

 

Best Specialty Application 2022

The specialty application award for this year’s contest goes to a fantastic example of how to apply System 3. However, the nominees have applied a either specified System One or System 3 in special, albeit opposite ways too. Take a look. 

 

Winner - 1st place (19 points out of 24)

Austria – Designed by Laurenz Vogel Architekten – Made by MTB Schreinerei

Top pivot: TP-70

Bottom pivot: System 3

photo_credit Christian Buck
Christian Buck

Photography by Christian Buck

 

This design has three pivot doors alongside each other, all made of oakwood slats. Because the space between each slat is 3 centimeters, they let in enough light. The doors are 1.6 meters in width and 6 meters in height each: they reach from the floor of the ground floor to the ceiling of the first floor. The height posed the greatest challenge to this project, said Vogel. “When working with natural materials, you must consider the humidity of a room. As soon as the temperature in the living room rises, the wood will expand, and there is a risk of warping. To prevent this, fellow woodworkers of MTB Schreinerei built a steel frame in the door – each slat contains a steel thread. As a result, the pivot doors weigh 450 kilos each.”

 

Nominee - 2nd place (16 points out of 24)

United States – Designed by MODE4 Architecture – Made by Square One Development Group

Top pivot: TP-70

Bottom pivot: System One

photo_credit Christopher Tucker
Christopher Tucker

Photography by Anice Hoachlander

 

Nominee - 3rd place (15 points out of 24)

United States - Designed and made by Möbelbau Breitenthaler

Top pivot: TP-70

Bottom pivot: System One

photo_credit Elana Egger
Elana Egger

Photography by Elana Egger

 

Widest Submitted Pivot Door

The widest door category of 2022 is won by HEXcores’ over 4,7 meters wide pivot door. It is a pivoting wall, almost unrecognizable as a door. 

 

United States - Designed by Hunton Brady Architect – Made by HEXcores

Top pivot: TP-70

Bottom pivot: System One

photo_credit Chad Baumer
Chad Baumer

Photography by Chad Baumer

 

Tallest Submitted Pivot Door

Our specialty application winner is also the winner of our tallest door category. With 6 meters in height, they are the tallest doors submitted this year. We're looking forward to the heights this contest will take us next year. 

 

Austria – Designed by Laurenz Vogel Architekten – Made by MTB Schreinerei

Top pivot: TP-70

Bottom pivot: System 3

photo_credit Christian Buck
Christian Buck

Photography by Christian Buck

 

Submit your project for 2023

Do you want to show your mastery of pivot doors to the industry and compete for one of the titles of FritsJurgens Best Pivot Doors 2023?

Submit your project now.

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