The Mountain by emerging architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been selected as a winner of an Urban Land Institute (ULI) 2009 Award for Excellence: Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) competition. The Awards for Excellence competition is widely regarded as the land use industry’s most prestigious recognition program and the award adds to success for the project at several other prestigious architecture competitions.

“After winning the Housing category at last year’s World Architecture Festival in Barcelona and being shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2009 and receiving the 2009 MIPIM Award we are becoming aware of the fact, that other people appreciate this building too. So we are very proud and honored, to have been acknowledged by the ULI EMEA," said founding partner Bjarke Ingels.

The 2009 ULI EMEA Awards for Excellence winning projects were selected from among 17 countries. The winners were announced Friday June 30th during an Awards for Excellence ceremony hosted in London by ULI EMEA, which serves nearly 2,600 members across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India.

“The Mountain is wonderful example of success that showcases creativity, innovation, and long-term thinking. Perhaps now more than ever, the ULI Awards for Excellence program reminds us of the key difference that responsible design and development can make in terms of longevity and overall community sustainability," said 2009 ULI EMEA Award Jury Chair Ian D. Hawksworth, managing director, Capital & Counties, London.

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