A vision focused on reviving ancient waterway systems in the City of London to create resilient urban environments and diverse living systems has been named the winning entry of our 2021 Phil Freelon Design Competition.
One year ago, George Floyd’s murder sparked a movement in the fight for equality that reverberated around the world. The tragic loss of his life and many other Black lives left us heartbroken and showed us how much work we have to do to combat racism in our own industry. Over the past year, we doubled down on supporting grassroots organizations, mentoring and encouraging young Black architects and designers, and listening closely to the communities we work with.
A “pavilion on the park,” the revived public library—designed using mass timber—answers a call for cultural enrichment and connection while employing innovative, sustainable building technologies.