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|Awarded for||Some of the best projects in railway architecture, graphics, industrial design and art, technical infrastructure and environmental integration, and rolling stock, as well as examples of overall design quality across the world's railways.|
|Presented by||The Watford Group|
The Brunel Awards are given to railway companies, to encourage outstanding visual design in railway architecture, graphics, industrial design and art, technical infrastructure and environmental integration, and rolling stock. The name is assigned to them in honour of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, founder of the Great Western Railway, and designer of the giant ship SS Great Eastern.
The Brunel Awards were first awarded in 1985, during the celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the Great Western Railway.
Beginning with the 2011 award ceremony, there have been five categories of award; the third category is new.
- Category 1 : rail stations
- Category 2 : technical infrastructure
- Category 3 : Freight and railroad support buildings
- Category 4 : industrial design, corporate branding, graphics, furnishing
- Category 5 : rolling stock