Zibi and Fotenn Receive ISOCARP’s Grand Prize Award for Excellence in Planning
September 17, 2016
Zibi, a redevelopment project in the heart of the national capital with aspirations of becoming the world’s most sustainable community, has received the International Society of City and Regional Planners’ (ISOCARP) Grand Prize Award for Excellence in Planning. The award – the highest bestowed by the organization – was presented to Zibi developers Windmill Developments and Dream Unlimited Corp., and their partners FOTENN Planning + Design and Perkins+Will, at ISOCARP’s 52nd International Congress in Durban, South Africa.
The ISOCARP Grand Prize rewards plans with a strong focus on sustainability, innovation, regeneration and resilience. An international jury of ISOCARP members evaluated the submissions, and chose Zibi, together with the Canal Plan for Brussells, as the top plans. The jury recognized Zibi given its intention to be a sustainable community that transforms a brownfield site into a healthy and vibrant waterfront, transforming the derelict industrial site with housing, commercial and office uses, waterfront plazas, recreational and cultural facilities.
The plans for Zibi have also recently received awards from the Canadian Institute of Planners and the American Planning Association, making it one of the most decorated community plans on the planet.
The International Society of City and Region Planners (ISOCARP) is a non-governmental organization, with consultative status at UNESCO, recognized by the United Nations and the Europe Council. It is a global professional association, founded in 1965 with the vision of reuniting the most recognized and experienced city and regional planners in the word in a network that allows them to extend their experiences and knowledge. It has members in more than 80 countries. www.isocarp.org.
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