Six developments from around the world have been selected as winners of the 2022 ULI Global Awards for Excellence. This year’s winners include two from North America, two from Europe, and two from the Asia Pacific region.
ULI began the Awards for Excellence program in 1979 to recognize truly superior development efforts in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Winning projects represent the highest standards of achievement in the land use profession.
In 2022, 152 projects and programs were submitted across the three ULI regions—the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Of those submissions, 26 were named as winners across the regions and were then considered as global finalists. From this impressive field, the jury ultimately selected the six winners. More information on each of the finalists is available at uli.org/gae.
The 2022 ULI Global Awards for Excellence winners are:
- Anken Alley, Shanghai, China. Developer: ANKEN Group. Designer: ANKEN Group.
- Enabling Village, Singapore. Developer: SG Enable Ltd. Designer: WOHA Architects Pte Ltd.
- Essex Crossing, New York City, New York, United States. Developers: BFC Partners; Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group; L+M Development Partners; Prusik Group; Taconic Partners; New York City Economic Development Corporation; New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development. Designers: Beyer Blinder Belle; Cetra Ruddy; Dattner Architects; DXA Studio; Future Green Studio; Handel Architects; Kokobo Greenscapes; SHoP Architects; SLCE Architects; Studios Architecture; West 8.
- MÉCA, Bordeaux, France. Developer: Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Designers: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group; FREAKS freearchitects; Lafourcade-Rouquette Architectes.
- Norblin Factory, Warsaw, Poland. Developer: Capital Park Group. Designers: PRC Architekci.
- St. Pete Pier, St. Petersburg, Florida, United States. Developer: City of St. Petersburg, Florida. Designers: Rogers Partners + Urban Designers; ASD | SKY; Ken Smith Workshop; W Architecture and Landscape Architecture; Wannemacher Jensen Architects.
The Global Awards for Excellence are open to projects and programs in the three ULI regions that are substantially complete, financially viable, and in stabilized operation. The program evaluates submissions on overall excellence, including achievements in marketplace acceptance, design, planning, technology, amenities, economic impact, management, community engagement, innovation, and sustainability, among others.
The winners were selected by a multidisciplinary jury of nine ULI members who had served on their respective regional juries. The jurors represent a range of real estate and land use expertise, including development, finance, planning, urban design, architecture, and landscape architecture.
“Across the three regions, ULI honored finalists who displayed an exemplary commitment to best practices and to building more inclusive cities with exceptional and contextual design,” said Sophie Henley-Price, principal and managing director, STUDIOS Architecture, Paris, France. “The winners exhibited a unique level of excellence both at a regional and global scale, along with a dedication to promoting community engagement and innovation within their respective projects. By serving as replicable models for how developers across a diverse set of circumstances can successfully transform their communities for the better, these projects go above and beyond in furthering ULI’s mission worldwide.”
In addition to Henley-Price, the 2022 ULI Global Awards for Excellence jury members are Albert Chan, director of development planning and design, and chief sustainability officer, Shui On Land (SOL) Shanghai, China; Marilynn Davis, senior advisor, HR&A Atlanta, Georgia; Sigrid Duhamel, global chief investment officer, BNP Paribas REIM, Paris, France; Siew Leng Fun, chief urban designer, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore; Manfred Guttenberg, member of the board, Wolfsburg AG, Wolfsburg, Germany; Peter Holland, advisor, Cistri, Melbourne, Australia; Jane Jenkins; president and CEO, Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Paul Morris, nonprofit executive (retired), Atlanta, Georgia.