This year’s 11 winners—representing developments in Europe, North America and Asia—were honored today at the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas.
Located in a redeveloping urban area of San Diego on a former parking lot, Celadon at 9th & Broadway’s 250 affordable rental apartments embrace a multigenerational population with services and ground-floor retail. Twenty-five of the apartments are reserved for youth aging out of foster care and adults under the Mental Health Services Act program and 63 apartments serve frail seniors under the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.
Celadon is a model of sustainable design in an urban setting, incorporating such features as an eco-roof garden with drought tolerant planting, sustainable landscaping and open spaces, a solar photovoltaic system built as a vertical façade on the south side of the 17-story building, and a solar hot water system above the roof. Celadon received a LEED Gold Certification.
“We are truly honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Cynthia A. Parker, President and CEO of BRIDGE Housing. “Celadon is a pivotal project for the healthy growth of downtown San Diego. It satisfies the goals of a cohesive urban community by offering housing to seniors, the adult workforce and at-risk youth transitioning to adulthood—all in an otherwise costly market that is becoming saturated with high-end developments.”
“The Global Awards for Excellence showcase efforts that have both succeeded in pushing ingenuity and exemplifying best practices in land use across the globe,” said Patrick L. Phillips, Global CEO of ULI. “This year’s winners have demonstrated a committed contribution to responsible real estate development and a dedication to building thriving, livable communities.”
The architects for Celadon were SVA Architects and Studio E Architects; the general contractor was Turner Construction.
The ULI Global Awards of Excellence competition, now in its 38th year, recognizes real estate projects that achieve a high standard of excellence in design, construction, economics, planning and management. In addition to BRIDGE, the other 2016 awardees included:
The Boucicaut Eco-Neighborhood, Paris, Ile-de-France, France (developer: Sempariseine; design: AUA Paul Chemetov, Jean-Francois Schmit Architectes, et al.)
Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (developer: the Regent Park Arts Non-Profit Development Corporation [RPAD]; design: Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc.)
The Edge, Amsterdam, North-Holland, Netherlands (developer: OVG Real Estate; design: PLP Architecture et al.)
Hong Kong East Community Green Station, Hong Kong, China (developer/design: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
Les Docks Village, Marseille, Bouches du Rhone, France (developer: Constructa Urban Systems; design: 5+1AA)
Ocean Avenue South, Santa Monica, California, United States (developers: Related California et al; design: Moore Ruble Yudell, Koning Eizenberg, et al.)
Ponce City Market, Atlanta, Georgia, United States (developer: Jamestown; design/consultant: ASD; design: 360/Airspace, Eberly & Associates, Gensler, S9 Architecture, et al.)
The Strand, American Conservatory Theater (ACT), San Francisco, California, United States (developer: American Conservatory Theater; design: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP)
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio, Texas, United States (developer: Tobin Center for the Performing Arts; design: LMN Architects with associate architect Marmon Mok)
Wynwood Walls, Miami, Florida, United States (developer: Goldman Properties; design: Tony Goldman and Jessica Goldman Srebnick in collaboration with DNB Design Group, Plusurbia, et al.)
Prior to Celadon, four BRIDGE developments have received ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Pickleweed Apartments, Mill Valley, CA; Richmond City Center, Richmond, CA; Armstrong Townhomes/Armstrong Place Senior Housing, San Francisco; and St. Joseph’s Campus, Oakland.
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The Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the institute has more than 39,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.