Atlanta’s Beltline is the 2013 FIABCI-USA
Grand Prix of Real Estate
The unique 17-acre Historic Fourth Ward Park transformed a barren, contaminated site north of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthplace into a vision for sustainable development. Flood protection and stormwater overflow solutions are disguised as a park. In addition, the Eastside Trail transformed a 2.25 mile long abandoned heavy freight rail corridor into a public recreation oasis.
Master Plan Award – US Embassy Athens
Developer: US State Department
Bureau of Overseas Building Operations
Submitted by: Bill Endsley
In 2007 the U.S. State Department decided that the Athens Embassy needed to be completely renovated. The Chancery building was inspired by the Parthenon and designed by famous architect Walter Gropius of the Bauhaus School. A unique Master Planning Process was developed to determine whether to retain the historic landmark or construct a new Embassy in a new location. Ultimately the decision was made to retain and preserve the historic site.
This project is a noteworthy departure from the typical dark and fatiguing ballroom and breakout rooms conference center. The design focuses on a strong connection to the environment where all spaces are open to nature. A serpentine stone wall was inspired by the adjacent river and flows through the entire site and building.
The arena is a state-of-the art multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex that consistently ranks in the top ten for tickets sales and attendance for venues around the world. In 2009 the arena underwent a major renovation and achieved LEED Certification for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance.
The Citibank Flagship in Union Square is Citigroup’s 200th LEED Certified building around the world. Daylight control saves energy throughout the public spaces. Lighting and thermal control systems provide energy savings and promote productivity, comfort and the well-being of employees.
188 King is the synthesis of exquisite design, quality construction and is designed to be the finest luxury condominium in San Francisco. Unique among its peers, 188 King’s double height window lines illuminate high-volume living spaces and offer outstanding bay and city views.
The Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald Towers combine to form Strivers Gardens, Harlem’s first luxury condos developed specifically as subsidized, affordable housing. The development was a part of a neighborhood revitalization plan on formerly vacant city land.