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The Hills on Governors Island announced as a finalist in AZ Awards

Governors Island Phase 2: The Hills has been selected as a finalist in the Landscape Architecture Category of AZURE Magazine’s 2017 AZ Awards. The project is one of 70 finalists chosen from over 800 entries from 41 different countries. The project will be featured in the June issue of AZURE Magazine and in a special Annual Awards Issue. Azure is also hosting a People’s Choice Awards to establish a favorite from each category, spanning landscape, interiors, architecture, and product design. Voting is open to the public until May 5. Go to the Azure website to cast your vote for The Hills for the people’s choice. Login with your existing account or quickly create a new one and select the “landscape architecture” category and click the red “vote” button on the thumbnail to cast your vote for The Hills.

The AZ Awards recognizes The Hills for the design challenges, technological and material innovations, and social and environmental impact of the project. Governors Island was an abandoned military base, a piece of American history lying in the middle of the New York Harbor, begging for reactivation, iconic design features, and reinforcement against inevitable climate change. It presented a unique opportunity to create the ultimate democratic park for New York City: there is no permanent residential development permitted and, being an island, there are no neighbors. Governors Island is truly a park for all five boroughs, for every New Yorker. Our design team and the Trust for Governors Island recognized this potential for reinvention and sought a redevelopment effort led by landscape. To realize it, we engaged in an exercise of sustainable, innovative and highly collaborative design. We are honored to be celebrated in the 2017 AZ Awards for this effort.

To see the full list of finalists and participate in the People’s Choice Awards, go to the AZ Awards website: Voting is open until May 5.