Double up for Al Fay Park and Copenhill at the World Architecture Festival
Al Fay Park is named World Landscape of the Year while Copenhill is named World Building of the Year at the prestigious World Architecture Festival.
Out of more than 100 landscape entries from around the world, Al Fay Park emerged victoriously. Al Fay Park was also declared the winner of the ‘Landscape: Urban Context’ category.
“Al Fay Park is a thoughtful and intelligent response which takes into consideration pressing contemporary social and environmental issues. It is more over a delightful and biodiverse oasis in a dense desert city.”— World Architecture Festival Super Jury
“Copenhill addresses the role of architecture in the new world of recycling and zero carbon. It treats infrastructure projects in a way which makes people say 'Yes in my back yard' rather than 'no.' It encourages designers to think beyond the brief, to argue for ideas, and to ride the tides of politics and economics in the pursuit of the socially beneficial. And it reminds us that buildings can be fun!”— World Architecture Festival Program Director, Paul Finch
The double-win for SLA in the World Architecture Festival’s two main categories is an unprecedented achievement. No architect or landscape architecture practice has ever won both awards the same year.
We are immensely proud and happy and congratulate all our friends and collaborators!
Al Fay Park: Our client Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport, and Parsons (architect of record), iGuzzini (lighting), and Barari (contractor).
Copenhill/Amager Bakke: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group (building architect), MOE (engineers), and Malmos (contractor).
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