News | August 13th 2021

Two CBT Projects Shortlisted to 2021 WAN Awards

CBT is deeply proud to announce that two CBT urban design projects have been shortlisted to the 2021 WAN Awards, a prestigious global design competition recognizing outstanding, innovative, and imaginative architecture worldwide. 

Described by the WAN Awards jury as “a blueprint for future design,” Eco-Residences 2 was named a finalist to the Sustainable Design and Land Use category. The design of the market-driven, LEED-Platinum-certified mixed-use neighborhood synthesizes a human-centered approach with a dramatically reduced environmental impact for its Middle Eastern desert site. Eco-Residences 2 is the first of eight planned mixed-use neighborhoods for the new city, Masdar City, developed by Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, a leader in renewable energy and sustainable urban development. 

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“A very well-rounded and successful proposal, deeply rooted in its site and its context,” according to the awards jury, the Suffolk Downs Master Plan was shortlisted to the WAN Awards Future Projects: Urban Design category. The Suffolk Downs master plan will transform the 161-acre former horse racing facility into a resilient, transit-oriented, mixed-use development, harnessing existing natural resources to introduce a vibrant coastal community. The new development plan reclaims valuable space for community use with 10,000 units of housing, nearly 6 million square feet of life science, office, hotel and retail space, plus significant transit infrastructure and 40 acres of open space. 

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A virtual awards ceremony will be held on November 17-18, 2021, where winners will be announced. Congratulations to both teams on this exciting honor!