WAN AWARDS 09 Urban Design Sector

Friday 25 Sep 2009

Announcing the Built Projects shortlist...

The six shortlisted projects are:

Beijing International Airport, Beijing, China by Foster + Partners. This project represents the world’s largest, most technically advanced and sustainable airport building.

Beijing South Station, Beijing, China by TFP Farrells. This fully integrated multi-modal transportation hub serves as a 'Gateway' to the Chinese capital and a vital link in China’s new high-speed intercity network.

Castleford Riverside Masterplan, Castleford, UK by McDowell + Benedetti. This project, featured on the UK's Channel 4 sparked the regeneration of the town area and creates a safer and more pleasant pedestrian route across the Castleford Bay.

High Line, New York, USA by James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The High Line creates new public space from a derelict urban platform establishing an urban corridor for habitat, wildlife and people.

Northala Fields, London, UK by FORM Associates Ltd. Northala fields is the largest new London park for a century. Utilising substantial volumes of imported construction rubble from a pool of London-wide development projects a monumental hilly parkland is created.

Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, USA by Weiss/Manfredi. Reconnecting Seattle to the waterfront, this project turns a problematic former industrial site into an artistic public space and a showcase of talent.

Two projects are chosen to receive honourable mention:

Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, – Rosales + Partners

Promenade Samuel-de Champlain, - Daoust Lestage Inc.

Key Facts:

Urban design

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