Chapman Taylor triumphs at Urban Design Awards

Chapman Taylor is proud to report that our design for Altstadtquartier Büchel in Aachen, Germany, has won Chapman Taylor the Best Practice award at the 2018 Urban Design Awards.

The annual Urban Design Awards are organised by the Urban Design Group to honour the best examples of private and public sector urban design.

Chapman Taylor’s design for Altstadtquartier Büchel was one of only four shortlisted projects from a field of 22 entries in the Best Practice category, reflecting the deep thought and skill which has gone into putting together a sensitive regeneration masterplan in a UNESCO World Heritage location – the medieval city centre in Aachen.

Chapman Taylor’s competition-winning design creates a thriving, mixed-use district through the careful redesign of the medieval area to include new streets, public squares, housing, offices, shops and a kindergarten.

Transforming a central quarter of the historic city centre, the regeneration of Altstadtquartier Büchel includes the provision of residential apartments with views to the spires of the town hall and cathedral. 

The masterplan creates an area which is seamlessly linked to the old town without becoming a pastiche of it. Construction is estimated to begin in 2019.

Congratulation to our Düsseldorf studio and everyone else involved for this richly-deserved award. 

For more information, please contact:  

Andrew Mackay 
Associate Director (Düsseldorf)

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