Koning Eizenberg was just awarded the prestigious 2013 World Architecture Festival Housing Award for the 28th Street Apartments.
The World Architecture Festival gathered over 1,750 architects from around the world in Singapore from October 2-4 to exchange ideas and inspiration for design. 260 shortlisted projects were considered for award in 30 different categories. This year, only 15 of the shortlisted projects were from the USA. Koning Eizenberg was the only US firm to receive an award. Referring to the 28th Street Apartments, the judges noted: “This project demonstrates architecture as an agent for social transformation. The architect was able to knit together historical continuity and something very new, something of high architectural value.”
Los Angeles maintains leadership in the US for socially responsible design. It is great to see that innovative social programming and design are valued internationally by the World Architecture Festival.
Read more about the project here.