Baxi River Island is one of five finalist for the ULI Urban Open Space Award. Baxi was reclaimed from former industrial use as an ecological park serving the burgeoning Changsha metropolitan region in Hunan Province.
The ULI global award recognizes vibrant parks and open spaces that have been transformative in promoting healthy, sustainable, and equitable outcomes in their communities. This year, five projects were selected as finalists from among the 49 submissions from five countries. The announcement of the winning project will be made at the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting in Boston, October 8–11
The jury for the award include Jury Chair Stuart I. Ackerberg, chief executive officer of the Ackerberg Group; Antonio Fiol-Silva, founding principal of SITIO architecture + urbanism; Lynn S. Carlton, vice president and regional leader of planning at HOK; ; Glenda E. Hood, cofounder of TriSect; Mehul J. Patel, chief operating officer of Midwood Investment & Development; Mitchell J. Silver, commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation; and F. Karl Zavitkovsky of Drever Capital Management.
The five finalists are: