Sasaki’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 design was chosen, for its ambition and the focus on the public realm.
“An exciting proposal with a strong overall strategy as well as attention to interesting human scale moments.” Eliot Postma
“This development has a real ambition, which is public realm and community lead.” Donncha O Shea
“I appreciate the effort the architects have made to put the community hub up along the main road. It connects the old with the new, and acts as the starting point to getting down to the water.” Linda Thiel
“The way they have put all the different uses and amenities is really clever.” Linda Thiel
“I see a real strong grain to the existing city within this design.” Andrew Taylor
“Some of the sections that are created are very nice. It’s great!” Andrew Taylor
“It’s well layered and a lot of thought has gone into this project.” 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 Future Projects Urban Design 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