Sky high: DIALOG wins world wide accolades for Beach and Howe
On February 25, World Architecture News announced the winners of the WAN AWARDS 2012 Residential Sector, with DIALOG and partner firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) taking home top honours for the Beach and Howe project.
Here is a brief excerpt from the announcement on the WAN web site, which can be found in its entirety here.
“Not only did BIG and DIALOG successfully overcome the complications of a complex site, the jurors felt that the scheme was overall a contribution to the surrounding neighbourhood. The provision of a new urban realm also added an edge to the scheme. The jurors hoped that the three additional elements to the design – working, shopping and leisure – would also help to contribute towards a sense of community and neighbourhood atmosphere. Not only was this is a scheme which helped to provide a sense of place but juror Craig Casci, Founding Director of GRID Architects felt that BIG and DIALOG’s scheme really ‘pushed the residential typology’ with juror Claire Bennie, Development Director of The Peabody Trust commenting that Beach and Howe was a ‘rather beautiful object’.”
More information to follow. For now, listen to DIALOG principal Bruce Haden talk to CBC Radio about how bikes will play a role in the development:
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