We are proud to announce the Overall winning projects of THE PLAN AWARD 2020, the final event of the #Perspective2020 - International Architecture Forum, in the wonderful location of Venice Lido.
OVERALL WINNER FUTURE
RCF Arena Reggio Emilia
Iotti + Pavarani Architetti, Tassoni & Partners e Lauro Sacchetti Associati
Extending over more than 20 ha, the project has put a decommissioned section of an airport to adaptive reuse, creating a facility for large open-air live events hosting up to 100,000 people. The project stood out from others for its ability not only to create a venue for large public gatherings but also for doing so in a highly sustainable way. Keeping within the perimeter of the brownfield site, the new facility has given the community a new landmark: an architecture offering major economic and tourism opportunities in an admirably landscaped setting. This new infrastructure is easily accessible, linked to the high-speed railway system, close to the city, and seamlessly integrated into the network of peripheral green areas that together are a major feature of territorial consistency.
OVERALL WINNER COMPLETED
MLK1101 Supportive Housing for Previously Homeless Individuals
Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA)
"The unanimous choice of the Jury, the 26-unit apartment building provides permanent, affordable housing to formerly homeless veterans, chronically homeless individuals and low-income households. Designed to LEED Gold standards, the 3,159-square meter structure is clad in white metal panels and painted cement boards. It actively engages its site on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in South Los Angeles. A partial green roof over a community room for residents angles down to the street and open stairs invite users up to a plaza level courtyard. The architect recalls “Historically, LA has not recognized the street as a public realm. It doesn’t embrace the idea of public green space.” Sidewalk level retail space in the project is intended to help residents find gainful employment. In a city plagued by homelessness and economic disparities, the architects create a signal of hope less than a kilometer from the iconic Los Angeles Coliseum which will once again host the Olympic Games in 2028".
Text by Philip Jodidio