The Georgia Globe Design News presents…
First Annual Atlanta Georgia Globe Design Awards
2014 has been a record-shattering year for metropolitan Atlanta by almost any standard. The following projects were selected for their excellence in design, importance, or sheer audacity. The categories are: Top Project Announcements, Top Historic Project, Top Project Under Construction, Top Transportation Project,
Top Project Most Likely to Remain Unbuilt,
and, drumroll please…
the 2014 Atlanta Project of the Year.
Top New Project Announcement Award
(includes 2013, since projects are announced over and over– designs come later)
The 4th runner-up is the Atlanta Media Campus– 107 acres of Movie Studios and multi-mixed-use development in Norcross, NE Atlanta.
The 3rd runner-up is 1138 Peachtree St, the mixed-use 51-story residential tower with a major 25,000 feet retail component, proposed by Tivoli/Trillist.
The 2nd runner-up is the strikingly designed EVIVA, a 35 story mixed-use residential tower planned for 811 Peachtree, Midtown, and LEED Gold targeted, by Perkins & Will, Architects.
The 1st runner-up is Architectonica’s 98 14th St residential, retail, hotel mixed-use development across from the Four Seasons Atlanta. The tallest tower will be 720 feet, the sixth tallest in Atlanta.
And, the Top Project Announcement of 2014 is the new Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park and mixed-use village, covering 60 acres and providing residences, offices, hotels and entertainment 365 days a year.
Top Historic Project Award
The 2nd runner-up is Krog Street Market, a gastro epicurean marketplace, built from industrial sheds.
The 1st runner-up is 131 Ponce DeLeon due to its reuse of I.M.Pei’s first office building, Gulf Oil Atlanta.
And, Atlanta’s Historic Project of the Year is the Ponce City Market.
Top Atlanta Project Under Construction
The 2nd runner-up is Inman Quarter mixed-use development at 280 Elizabeth St in Inman Park.
The 1st runner-up is Porsche North America Headquarters at Atlanta Aerotropolis
The Top Atlanta Project Under Construction Award goes to the new Atlanta Falcons Stadium
Top Transportation Project
is The Atlanta Streetcar, which is now officially open!
Top Project Most Likely to Remain Unbuilt Award
The unfortunate winner is the Atlanta Multi-Modal Transportation Center. Hopefully, it will still be built, but it is expected to take many years. It is a drop-dead gorgeous project design and much-needed center for heavy rail, light rail, high-speed rail, streetcar and bus transportation along with residential, office and retail development at Five Points, Atlanta.
Top Atlanta Project of the Year
The 3rd runner-up is the College Football Hall of Fame.
The 2nd runner-up is Avalon mixed use, but major retail district in Alpharetta (Atlanta).
The 1st runner-up is the National Center for Civil & Human Rights.
And finally… the highest Georgia Globe Atlanta Design Award for 2014
Project of the Year
The nine acre reconstruction of the central Buckhead District, with over 300,000 sf ultra luxury retail/restaurants, 40,000 sf of boutique offices and two 20-story luxury apartment buildings. The project took over nine years to build due to the financial crisis of 2008.
P.S. The Most Pretentious Award goes to
“RH, The Gallery at the Estate in Buckhead”
otherwise known as the world’s largest Restoration Hardware!