The Charter Awards are annual awards given to projects submitted by students and professionals by the Congress for the New Urbanism at the annual Congress. A group of carefully chosen individuals sit on a jury and decide which projects to honor.
This year’s jury chair was Doug Farr, CNU-A, President and Founding Principal at Farr Associates Architecture & Urban Design. He chose to rebrand the competition in response to a decline in submissions during recent years. “Global” and “excellence” are keywords that were key to the rebranding, said Farr.
SNU Chapter of Notre Dame (Student Submission)
He also announced the winners of the Neighborhood/District section:
Poticha announced the Region/Metropolis/City/Town section winners:
Farr announced the Grand Prize winners. There are two grand prizes, one for a professional submission and one for a student submission.
University of Arkansas Community Design Center for their proposed neighborhood design in Kigali, Rwanda.
This marks the first time that a grand prize winner’s work was based in a third-world country.
For more, check out this post by the Congress for the New Urbanism.
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