Watermark Westquay has won the 2018 Schueco Awards for Commercial Building of the year.
Entries have been judged on innovation, technical skill and collaboration to deliver architectural intent.
The building is defined by a soaring cantilevered cinema volume wrapped in curving stainless steel tubes that projects out over a new public plaza.
Below the cinema, a two-storey glazed body houses restaurants and a winter garden, while a more solid precast concrete plinth grounds the scheme. Both these curved facades utilize a number of  cladding profiles and louvres to express the horizontal layering of the building, to create depths and shadow and give solar protection to the wintergarden.