Winners of the 2018 Best of Design Awards for Urban Design


2018 Best of Design Award for Urban Design: Corridor of the Triboro

Designers: Only If and One Architecture & Urbanism
Location: New York: Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx

Designed by Only If and One Architecture & Urbanism for the Regional Plan Association, the Triboro Corridor project is a proposal for a new passenger train service linking the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Using existing freight and intercity rail lines, the transportation link would shift New York City’s centralized hub-and-spoke transportation system to one with more resilient connectivity between outer boroughs. The Triboro Corridor would also establish concrete connections and new spatial relationships between diverse communities, peoples and employment opportunities. While some stations would feature simple platforms, the more complex ones would act as catalysts for the rapid transformation of local communities and strengthen the economy, education, health and manufacturing sectors. Using adjacent spaces, the Triboro Corridor could also serve as a 24-mile linear greenway and cycle highway.

Honorable Mentions

Name of the project: Los Angeles River Gate
Designate: AECOM
Location: Los Angeles

Urban Design Honorable Mention: Los Angeles River Gateway, AECOM (courtesy AECOM)

Name of the project: Chicago River North Branch Master Plan
Designate: Adrien Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Location: Chicago

Urban Design Honorable Mention: North Branch Framework Plan for the Chicago River, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture)

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