We are thrilled to announce CRJA-IBI Group as the winners of the WAN Landscape Award 2017, with their outstanding North Bank Bridge Park: Reclaiming a Post Industrial Riverfront project.

CRJA-IBI’s design was chosen by an expert judging panel, who studied the shortlist of six entries in depth before selecting the winner. This year’s panel, chosen for their experience within this category were: Eliot Postma, Architect and Group Leader at Heatherwick Studio, Linda Thiel, Partner & Director at White Arkitekter, Andrew Taylor, Director at Patel Taylor and Donncha O Shea, Partner at Gustafson Porter + Bowman. The scheme was chosen by the judges for its impact, and the urban regeneration of the area. 

Jury Quotes:

“An interesting way of celebrating this great piece of engineering while opening up new vistas of the city, from what could so easily have remained an unloved and harsh urban landscape.” Eliot Postma

“I also like how they worked with the light; it almost feels that it would be safe to walk there at night which opens it up to more public usage.” Linda Thiel

“This sort of work is very hard to do, and they’ve managed it well. It’s very clever.” Andrew Taylor

“The hardscape is not too oppressive, there’s enough textures in there.” Andrew Taylor

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank not only the jury, but all who entered their projects into this year’s WAN Landscape Award 2017.

All 2018 WAN AWARDS categories are open for entry with a special early bird discount available until 29th March. For more information, please click HERE

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