Twenty-five extraordinary developments from around the world have been selected as finalists for the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2017 Global Awards for Excellence.
Recognised as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programs, this year’s finalists include three located in Asia, two in Europe, and 20 in North America.
The finalists were selected by an international jury made up of ULI members representing a multidisciplinary collection of real estate development expertise, including finance, land planning, development, public affairs, design, and other professional services.
“Each of these finalists demonstrates a thoughtful, innovative approach to urban development that is adding to the sustainability and liveability of the communities in which they are located,” Global Awards Jury Chairman Wendy Rowden said.
“The attention paid to project detail, flexible design, and neighbourhood context were among the factors making these entries stand out. They represent the type of development that will withstand the tests of time and change.”
Bilbao, Bizkaia, SpainDevelopers: Bilbao City Council, Alhóndiga, Center of Ocio y Cultura, Bilbao RíaDesigner: Philippe Starck
Designers: Sink Combs Dethlefs Architects, Elkus – Manfredi Architects, et al.
Designer: Herman Coliver Locus Architecture
Designer: ZGF Architects LLP
Designers: Lake Flato Architects, Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors, Don McDonald Architects, Sprinkle & Co. Architects, Ford Powell & Carson Architects, Jim Kissling Architecture, Dado Group, Clayton & Little Architecture
Designer: Gensler, SWA Group
New York, New York, United StatesDeveloper: The Durst OrganisationDesigner: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
In addition to Rowden, the 2017 Global Awards for Excellence Jury members are Stuart Ackerberg, chief executive officer, Ackerberg Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Toni Alexander, president and creative director, InterCommunications, Inc., Newport Beach, California; Jeff Barber, principal and managing director, Gensler, Washington, D.C.; Ame M. Engelhart, director, Hong Kong Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Hong Kong; Michael Grove, principal, Sasaki, Shanghai; Sophie Henley-Price, managing director, STUDIOS Architecture, Paris, France; Lynn Hoffman Carlton, regional director of planning, HOK, Kansas City, Missouri; Lance K. Josal, chief executive officer, Callison RTKL, Dallas, Texas; Roger G. Orf, partner, Apollo Management LLP, London; Alex J. Rose, senior vice president, Continental Development Corporation, El Segundo, California; and Rebecca Stone, managing principal, OZ Architecture, Denver, Colorado.
The Awards for Excellence program, established in 1979 and subsequently expanded to a global program, recognises real estate projects that achieve the highest standard of excellence in innovative design, construction, economics, planning, and management. Open to the entire industry (not just ULI members), the awards program is viewed as the centre piece of ULI’s efforts to identify and promote best practices in all types of real estate development.
A group of winners chosen from the finalists will be announced in October at the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles.
Images courtesy Urban Land Institute. Further photo credits: José Miguel LLano, Michael Webber, Jonnu Singleton, SWA Group, Kate Joyce, Peter Gourniak, Bruce Damonte, Nikken Sekkei + ZGF Aerial, Dennis Raschke, The Milwaukee RiverWalk District, Inc., Scott Martin, Dale Can Doneslaar, Nick Ulivieri Photography, Casey Dunn Photography, Blackstation, Connie Zhou, James Ewing, Iwan Baan, Nicola Betts.