Pangalos Dugasse Feldmann Architects' design for Skyline, a residential development in Paris for Paris Habitat OPH, and Iotti + Pavarani Architetti and Marazzi Architetti's design for a new stadium in Italy for the Municipality of Siena, have both won their categories in this year's MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards.
The skin of the building which faces the garden has colored and luminous glazed tiles while the external skin is a reflective metallic cloak pierced where the loggias and terraces are formed. The judges applauded the scheme's new and exciting form, acting against the discipline and constraints of the masterplan.
Meanwhile, a collaboration between Iotti + Pavarani Architetti and Marazzi Architetti to create a new stadium in the Fossatone hills around Siena has been awarded the Retail and Leisure category prize.
The 60-million open arena incorporates its surrounding and the relationship between the architecture and the landscape. Recognizing that both football and other events can coexist, the design includes a large sloping plane to one side for concerts and outdoor events, with a view of the Tuscany hills.
A single conventional 30,000-m² grandstand building with an overhanging roof, accommodating climate-controlled VIP seating for 500. The judges were complimentary about the scheme's intelligent and creative use of typography in a highly sensitive open landscape, adding: "it holds out the promise of a really memorable football experience".
Also in Europe, Terry Farrell and Partners picked up the prize in the Regeneration and Masterplanning category for a masterplan that illustrates a vision for the entire area around London's Earls Court Exhibition Centre. The proposed plans for the 28 hectare site, bound by both South and West Kensington, could create 6,000 - 8,000 new dwellings and three million square feet of commercial, cultural and retail space.
Terry Farrell and Partners are working with Capital & Counties Properties PLC (Capco), Transport for London and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham on the project.
The ninth annual international awards competition has named a total of seven project winners across eight categories selected from the hundreds of entries received, with winning projects hailing from Qatar, China, US, UK, Dubai, Italy and France. An additional 17 projects have been awarded a 'Highly Commended' prize by the panel of judges.
The prestigious awards program uniquely celebrates innovative thinking and approaches to design for buildings either sti