WAN Transport Award 2017 Shortlist Announced

Friday 01 Sep 2017

Six outstanding projects selected for the Transport Award shortlist

Now in its sixth year, the WAN Transport Award 2017 seeks to identify and reward ideas that enhance movement and access. This year’s entrants varied from large to small projects across the whole transport spectrum, from train stations to transit hubs, airports to seaports and parking structures to pedestrian schemes.

This year’s jury chosen for their expertise within this sector were: Peter Chamley, Global Infrastructure Practice Chair at Arup, Catherine Hallett, Sponsorship Director for the Roads Improvement Programme at Highways England and Jon Tollit, Design Director and Principal at Gensler.

Shortlist listed in no particular order:

Qingdao Cruise Terminalin Qingdao, China, by Mozhao Studio (CCDI) & Jing Studio (CCDI)

“The roof is absolutely stunning, and as a passenger space, some of the areas are beautiful.” Catherine Hallett

“They have opened up the interesting side with the terraces which create fantastic views across the seafront, I really like this project.” Catherine Hallett

“As a space and a design of this type I think it’s very nice, and quite enticing.” Jon Tollit

“As a statement within its location, I think it does its job well.” Jon Tollit

“They have created nice, light spaces which would only enhance the passenger experience.” Peter Chamley

Wynyard Walk in Sydney, Australia by Woods Bagot

“The way in which the portals are articulated, the location, getting the access in and out and through is very successful.” Jon Tollit

“For an extremely difficult and complicated brief, I feel the architects have done a very good job.” Jon Tollit

“From a pedestrian perspective, they are lovely spaces, I really like this.” Catherine Hallett

“For something that could have been very utilitarian, pedestrian tunnel, concrete with some subway tiles plastered on it, they’ve done something a lot, lot better than that. It’s an enticing space.” Peter Chamley

Venice Marco Polo Airport Passenger Terminal Extension in Venice, Italy by One Works

“Transportation at Venice has always been a huge problem, this is one big link space which has been done incredibly simply and elegantly. It doesn’t try and do anything too clever, and it’s certainly a memorable space.” Jon Tollit

“The roof is nicely differentiated, the brick reads and the structure floats over the top.” Jon Tollit

“The scale of the project, feels very nice and it has a certain reference to venice in terms of its form and materials.” Jon Tollit

“It’s more of an urban, warm, welcoming space.” Peter Chamley

“Visually, it seems very clear to the passengers, which is very important.” Catherine Hallett

“A lovely, functional piece of architecture.” Catherine Hallett

Lightrail Station The Hague in The Hague, Netherlands by ZJA Zwarts & Jansma Architects

“It’s an amazingly lean design for a lightrail station. It’s a lovely project” Catherine Hallett

“This station has a real elegance to it.” Jon Tollit

“I love the transition from the platform, it drops out and becomes a canopy, that’s really lovely.” Jon Tollit

“From a paasenger’s perspective, you can see exactly where you need to go, it’s clear.” Peter Chamley

Holmestrand Station in Holmestrand, Norway by Gottlieb Paludan Architects

“It’s utterly stunning. I love the use of natural materials inside, it’s managed an underground space very cleverly.” Catherine Hallett

“I think it’s just an amazing idea, and an amazing thing to do.” Jon Tollit

“The use of materials inside makes it feel like you are in a suburban platform, with the sky above, which is really clever. It’s not actually needed, but it gives it a more human scale.” Peter Chamley

Bajo Cobre Pedestrian Suspension Bridge in Gavilan, Panama by Bridges to Prosperity

“These schemes, really do make a big difference, a huge difference in fact. The projects are kept very simple, with a mix of people donating their time and people that will benefit from the scheme.” Peter Chamley

“I like the fact that they are looking to the future, the project is replicable and simple, there’s a legacy to the project.” Jon Tollit

“The fact that it is designed to be built by hand makes it so simple and effective. It’s also a beautiful design.” Catherine Hallett

WAN AWARDS would like to thank the jury and congratulate all six finalists in the WAN Transport Award 2017. The final winner of this category will be announced at UK Construction Week on 10 October 2017. 

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