Transport 2016

The WAN Transport in Architecture Award 2016 seeks to identify and reward ideas that enhance movement and access. Whether large or small, we're celebrating designs across the whole transport spectrum, from train stations to transit hubs, airports to seaports, and parking structures to cycle and pedestrian schemes.

Award success means increased exposure of your work to thousands of industry professionals - which could expand your global footprint and take your practice to the next level. So if your project transforms the way in which we live, move and experience the built environment enter the Transport Award today.

WAN Transport Focus : This edition showcases winners over the last three years, entries so far into the WAN Transport Award and our fantastic jury line up for 2016. We speak exclusively to Partner at Foster + Partners, Huw Thomas who shares his views on the changing world of Transport architecture. We also feature Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects striking Randall’s Island Connector in New York project.

 

Benefits of entering  

The winning and shortlisted entrants all receive dedicated press kits and their projects will be featured in a special edition of News Review which reaches over 160,000 property developers, architects, consultants and organisations in countries around the world.

The winning, shortlisted and commended entrants receive an award certificate and their project makes headline news on WAN.

Applicants will be featured permanently on the WAN AWARDS’ website and social media platforms, being seen by a large number of industry professionals. This includes Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. 

All entrants will receive a 10% discount to the WAN Business Information project lead service where you will receive the latest information on global architectural tenders, exclusively researched from a wide range of over 100 international sources: http://www.wantoday.com/tenders/

v2com newswire, a proud partner of WAN Awards 2016, will offer the winner in this category one press kit distribution gift certificate to publicise their winning project to the media through v2com, the international design and architecture newswire with a database exceeding 70,000 international journalists specializing in design, architecture and lifestyle.

 

Terms and conditions apply 

Eligibility  

The competition is open to all projects completed during the last three full calendar years, (on or after 01 January 2013)

You must be a qualified architect to enter into this award.

Submission format & guidelines  

The format for the initial submission is as follows: 

Text summary

- We advise around 500 words for your supporting text

- Mention the key challenges of the client brief and how your design addressed it 

- Please submit the summary as continuous text, written in the third person, and not as bullet points

Images

-6 images with the maximum dimensions of 1200 pixels width x 2000 pixels height, or minimum dimensions of 622 pixels width x 412 pixels height

- Image 1 will be your 'main image'.

- All images must be at least 72 dpi, in jpeg format                                                  

- You can upload your images and text using the upload form in 'Backstage'

You can view an example of how your project will appear on WAN by clicking HERE

How to enter  

Click the yellow 'Enter Now' button.

If you are already registered you will be able to click 'login' and use your existing registration code and password.

If you are registering for the first time you will need to click the 'sign up' button and complete the registration form. You will then be sent a registration code and password by email, which you can use to log in to 'Backstage'. (Please check your spam folder if you do not receive this immediately.)

Once logged in, please follow the instructions, ensuring you have selected the correct category.

Please direct any questions or problems regarding entries / registration or payment to sam.horscraft@builtenvironmentmedia.com

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DEADLINE: 31 August 2016

Judging criteria  

The judges will use their experience in the sector to assess your project on a number of factors to get to the short list including; Originality, Innovation, Form, Function, Sustainability and Context.

The shortlisted projects will then be tested to see whether your design has:

Addressed any key challenges within the client brief

and/or

Pushed the accepted boundaries for this project type using innovation and original design features.

The competition stages  

A long list of around twenty five projects will initially be selected, but the total figure will depend entirely on the final amount of entries submitted by the closing date. Further details of these projects will then be requested, including plans, sections, elevations and more technical information. From the long list, a short list of six projects will be selected before an overall winner is chosen.

On occasion, a project may be ‘commended’ even if they have not made the final six short list, and this is entirely at the discretion of the jury.

Cost  

The entrance fee is £390 but an early registration price of £340 is available for entries made before July 31 2016.

Key Dates:

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Winner

  • Nørreport Station
  • Taumanu Reserve Bridge

Shortlist

  • Bowen Place Crossing
  • Porto Cruise Terminal
  • Train Control Centre Utrecht
  • Nørreport Station
  • Siilitie Metro Station
  • Taumanu Reserve Bridge

Longlist

  • Elizabeth Quay Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge
  • O'Hare International Airport South Air Traffic Control Tower
  • Train de l'Est - Northern section
  • Levis Ferry Terminal
  • Helsinki Ring Rail Line (Kehärata) Stations
  • Bayshore Park Underpass
  • The Bus Interchange - Whakawhitinga Pahi
  • Putra Heights LRT Station
  • Tom Bradley International Terminal, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • Bowen Place Crossing
  • Rosa Parks Station
  • Porto Cruise Terminal
  • Train Control Centre Utrecht
  • Otay-Tijuana Cross Border Xpress
  • Byens Bro, Foot and Cycle Bridge, Odense
  • Nørreport Station
  • Siilitie Metro Station
  • Taumanu Reserve Bridge
  • Puente Laguna Garzón
  • Pedestrian and cycle bridges
  • Sound Transit University of Washington Statio
  • Tilikum Crossing Bridge
  • YVR Vancouver Airside Operations Building
  • Milwaukee Intermodal Station Train Shed & Platforms

All entries

  • Elizabeth Quay Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge
  • O'Hare International Airport South Air Traffic Control Tower
  • Train de l'Est - Northern section
  • Levis Ferry Terminal
  • Helsinki Ring Rail Line (Kehärata) Stations
  • Bayshore Park Underpass
  • The Bus Interchange - Whakawhitinga Pahi
  • Putra Heights LRT Station
  • Tom Bradley International Terminal, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • Bowen Place Crossing
  • Rosa Parks Station
  • Porto Cruise Terminal
  • Train Control Centre Utrecht
  • Otay-Tijuana Cross Border Xpress
  • Byens Bro, Foot and Cycle Bridge, Odense
  • Nørreport Station
  • Siilitie Metro Station
  • Taumanu Reserve Bridge
  • Puente Laguna Garzón
  • Pedestrian and cycle bridges
  • Sound Transit University of Washington Statio
  • Tilikum Crossing Bridge
  • YVR Vancouver Airside Operations Building
  • Milwaukee Intermodal Station Train Shed & Platforms

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Winning announcements

WAN Transport Winners 16

Isthmus Group and Gottlieb Paludan Architects with COBE Architects announced joint winners of WAN Transport Awards 2016
Congratulations to the joint winners of the closely fought WAN Transport Award 2016, which once again attracted inspiring and unique projects from around the world. Isthmus Group won the award with for Taumanu Reserve Bridge in Auckland, and Gottlieb Paludan Architects and Cobe Architects joined them in first place with their design for Nørreport Station in Copenhagen.
Selected for their experience and expertise in the field of transport design, the judging panel discussed the shortlisted projects at length in order to come to a decision. This year’s jury were: Catherine Hallett, Technical Sponsor for River Crossings at Transport for London, Anthony Leslie, Vice President of HOK, Bridget Rosewell OBE, founder and senior partner at Volterra Parners, Steen Trojaborg, Managing Director and Partner at DISSING+WEITLING, and Chris Williamson, C+o-founder of WestonWilliamson+Partners.
The jury were pleased to crown two outstanding designs with the award.
Taumanu Reserve Bridge restores a connection to a re-imagined coastal landscape created after motorway development in the 1970s severed the local populace from the sea. To resolve the problem of a park in two parts, a bridge of sufficient form and experience was required to stitch the halves together, with a legibility that was of the park and not the motorway. Beautifully balanced and proportioned, the bridge moves into the adjacent constructed and planted landforms and abutments and is bookended by basaltic concrete panels. The jury praised the resulting seamless integration of the bridge with the landscape. Catherine said: “I think the design is innovative. It stands out, it does exactly what it says it’s going to do. It links to the beach, it looks like the beach. Beautiful to walk across, beautiful to look at, with function & form - it ticks all the boxes for me.” Artwork on the bridge’s interior timber panelling was commissioned with guidance from the project’s Maori advisors. The resulting contemporary design was carved by machine, while in counterpoint anodized aluminium shells adorn the gateway upstands. Anthony appreciated the intricacy of the design, stating: “The detailing is fantastic. I think this project is beautiful and a very unusual and sensitive solution to a problem.”
In contrast with a pedestrian bridge in a coastal landscape, joint winner Nørreport Station is Denmark’s busiest transport hub, with around 350,000 travellers a day. Once a tired urban space with a chaotic, unsafe and noisy atmosphere, the station is now a place characterised by safety, comfort and efficiency. The jury admired the transformative design, which Bridget praised as “very people friendly”. The creation of an open and accessible urban space involved consideration of the efficiency of passenger flows. As a result, the forecourt was designed as an extension of the city’s ‘floor’ and direct pedestrian access was established from the surrounding pedestrianised zones, while vehicular traffic has been redirected, leaving only one traffic artery north of the station. Steen said: “It functions very well in Copenhagen; they have moved the roadway to make everything connect.” He went on to state: “What I like about this project, is that you often have infrastructure which spoils the city, but here they have broken it down.” Anthony said, “From an urban point of view, I think this is fantastic.” Parking facilities are available...

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Transport Award WINNER: Nørreport Station, Copenhagen, Denmark by Gottlieb Paludan Architects & COBE Architects
Transport Award WINNER: Taumanu Reserve Bridge , Auckland, New Zealand by Isthmus Group
JUDGES
Left to Right: Catherine Hallett, Anthony Leslie and Steen Trojaborg
Remote: Bridget Rosewell OBE and Chris Williamson
IMAGE CREDITS
Nørreport Station by Gottlieb Paludan Architects and COBE Architects © Gottlieb Paludan Architects and Jens M. Lindhe
Taumanu Reserve Bridge by Isthmus Group © David St George
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