SPACEGROUP’s project was chosen by an expert jury panel, who debated the shortlisted six projects in great detail before selecting the winner. 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, ARB, FRSA, LEED® AP NC at Gensler. The scheme was chosen for its boldness and ambition.
“If this project could be pulled off, it would be totally transformational and tie the city together.” Peter Chamley
“The aim is to stitch everything together, which I think is a good thing. The design to achieve that is bold and very ambitious.” Jon Tollit
“It’s a big gesture, but also big infrastructure which is tying pieces together and making strategic changes, which is interesting.” Jon Tollit
“The ambition is right and very bold. It’s a combination of people moving, urban context and new development all tied together.” Jon Tollit
“I love this. Straddling a classic building with a modern cathedral-like space. An amazing design.” Catherine Hallett
“It’s a gateway, an icon and it’s making a city.” Catherine Hallett
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 Transport 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