2016 Richard H. Driehaus Architecture Award // Urban Design The Windmill Quarter

THE WINDMILL QUARTER
Honorable Mention for “El Barrio de los Molinos

The three honourable mentions the jury awarded, each receiving a €2.000 prize, were handed out to “El jardín de las Hespérides”, by the team of Abelardo Linares del Castillo-Valero and Elena Jiménez Sánchez, who made masterful use of an exuberant local architecture and proposed to create several public squares around the existing windmills; “El límite de la Ciudad”, the proposal by Nuria Prieto González, was notable for using a terracing system to mitigate the visual impact the expansion might have; and “The Windmill Quarter”, from the prestigious US architecture office Fairfax & Sammons Architects, showcased the talent of this firm in configuring attractive city blocks with a distinctive local character.

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