The City of London recognized and celebrated original design, innovative concepts and visionary thinking in the field of urban planning by awarding the winners of the 2019 Urban Design Awards and the newly created ‘People’s Choice Award’ at Museum London this evening.
“The Urban Design Awards evening is a chance for us to recognize the important connection between good urban design and a City that is creative, engaging and attractive,” says Britt O’Hagan, Manager, City Building and Design for the City of London. “It's also a great night to network and meet the people who are changing the landscape of our City.”
A new addition to the Urban Design Awards has been the creation of the ‘People’s Choice Award’. Londoners had a chance to cast their vote for their favourite entry in all categories to determine the winner of the People’s Choice Award. “The addition of this new award felt like a good way to engage our community in the recognition of what is happening in their city,” says O’Hagan. “With almost 1000 votes for this year’s winner, we were excited to see the high level of input from our City.”
Congratulations to all winners and honourable mentions:
architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson inc. in association with Arthur Lierman Landscape Architecture
Bostwick Community Centre
NJMA in association with a+LiNK Architecture
Small Scale Residential:
759 Clearview Crescent
Skinner & Skinner Architects Inc.
Public Realm Enhancement:
Following in His Footsteps
LeuWebb Projects in association with Robert Cramm Workshop
Public Spaces & Landscapes:
Kent Drive Pedestrian Walkway
architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson Inc. in association with Arthur Lierman Landscape Architecture & Yuna Hur Lighting Design
Adaptive Reuse or Rehabilitation:
Fanshawe College School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts and School of Information Technology
Diamond Schmitt Architects and Phil Agar Architect, Architect in Joint Venture in association with ERA Architects
People’s Choice Award:
Boler Mountain Chalet
architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson inc.
The Urban Design Awards program seeks to raise the bar on urban design in London and is intended to inspire developers, architects, landscape architects, planners and designers to advance excellence in their own projects in pursuit of community recognition and appreciation. City Council’s goal is to emphasize the importance of outstanding urban design in establishing a city environment that is creative, engaging and attractive. This is an important piece of the Creative City concept which aims to attract people to London through high quality city building.