Two UK Projects claim prizes in the International Urban Landscape Award (IULA)
Lea River Park in East London and The LIfE Project, in Hackbridge have been awarded the Silver and Bronze prizes in this year’s IULA.
Eurohypo AG, one of the leading international specialist banks for real estate and public finance sponsored the award to find the UK’s and Germany’s most ground breaking urban architecture concept and project.
IULA aimed to find urban design solutions for the challenges of dynamic population changes and shifting economies, as well as creative concepts for social and economic integration within the city and its districts, placing emphasis on energy-efficient and resource optimised construction.
The Lea River Park Project, submitted by Design for London won €15,000 prize for second place while the LIfE Project, submitted by Baca Architects won €10,000 for coming third.
Commenting on the success of IULA and in particular the UK entrants, Dr. Frank Poerschke, Chairman of Eurohypo AG said: “Eurohypo was delighted by the responses we received for IULA and are pleased that the Silver and Bronze Awards went to the UK. The standard of entries was incredibly high this year and presented the judges with some difficult choices.”
“Both the Lea River Park and LIfE Projects demonstrated the attributes that the jury was looking for in terms of indentifying creative low carbon concepts for social and economic integration within the city and its districts.”