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Atlanta Beltline Awarded the Prix d 'Excellence

Thursday, May 22, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: FIABCI-USA HQ
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The U.S. project was recognized as one of the best in the world at the International Real Estate Federation’s (FIABCI) World Conference focused on Building Humanity. More than eight hundred people attended an awards banquet last night at Rockhal, Luxembourg’s largest music venue located on a converted brownfield site. The converted steelworks was the perfect location to recognize the Atlanta Beltline as the best environmental rehabilitation project in the world. Other projects honored included the Pahoa Kindergarten in Tangerang, Indonesia for the best special purpose property and the Gödöllö Royal Palace in Hungary for historic preservation.

The Atlanta Beltline was lauded for the completion and community embrace of the unique 17-acre Historic Fourth Ward Park transformed from a barren, contaminated site north of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthplace into a vision for sustainable development. Flood protection and stormwater overflow solutions are disguised as a park. In addition, the Eastside Trail transformed a 2.25 mile abandoned heavy freight rail corridor into a public recreation oasis. Atlanta’s first public skatepark alongside the Atlanta BeltLine corridor in the shadow of Freedom Parkway offers world-class skateboard amenities as well as a playground and multi-use athletic field. Since opening in spring 2011, it has become a hot gathering spot for skaters, athletes and families alike.

The Beltline qualified for the international Prix d ‘Excellence by entering the FIABCI-USA Grand Prix of Real Estate, an annual property awards recognition program that recognizes projects that best embody excellence in all real estate disciplines. The Prix illustrates concretely the FIABCI ideal of providing our cities, our nations and the world with the optimal solution to diverse property needs. Awarded by an international jury comprising top real estate professionals and experts, the program rewards overall merit and not just aesthetics, functionality or size. The Beltline perfectly embodied this year’s World Congress theme of real estate professionals leading the way in establishing a collaborative commons in every neighborhood where people can come together to renew their humanity and reclaim a connection to the environment. The entry deadline for this year’s awards program is September 15. Plan your entry now!