The Iconic Award: AS+P notches up another two winners with its projects


“Best of Best” in the category concept: The Innovation Cluster General Plan in Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia, developed by AS+P. © AS+P Albert Speer + Partner GmbH, visualization: V1

In the category Concept “Innovation Cluster General Master Plan” AS + P impressed the jury with a 344-hectare-large district in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – and equally with the Cargolux New Headquarters in Luxembourg in the category Architecture.

AS+P is highly delighted about these awards, all the more so since the master plan received the distinction “Best of Best”: “In the Innovation Cluster General Master Plan in Riyadh we have a contemporary design that gives holistic consideration to all the aspects required for urban planning – it both offers a great quality of life and is fit for the future. Apart from a comprehensive sustainability strategy we were impressed both by the spatial concept for unbuilt areas within the protected wadis and the bold design for the Forum Bridge, a fascinating pedestrian bridge that not only acts as a landmark but also leads to the highlights of the cluster …,” was how the top-class jury explained its decision. Moreover, the organizers nominated both winning projects (they are now on show in the online gallery) for this year’s German Design Award.

The official ceremony for the presentation of the Iconic Awards 2021 will take place on October 11 in the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich during the Expo Real trade fair. Every year the German Design Council appoints a different jury to select building projects whose aesthetic design, sustainability and overall concept is of an outstanding inter­national standard.

Read more about the winning projects:

Innovation Cluster General Master Plan

Cargolux New Headquarters

Part of the master plan was also the development of two significant pedestrian bridges that cross the protected Wadi Hanifah and lead to the highlights within the cluster. The Forum Bridge (image) also serves as a viewing platform and temporary exhibition space for art. © AS+P Albert Speer + Partner GmbH, visualization: V1

“Winner” in the category “Architecture”: Back in September 2017 the design by AS+P for the Cargolux New Headquarters at Findel Airport in Luxembourg emerged as the winner (1st prize) of a competition by the Société de l’Aéroport de Luxembourg S.A. © AS+P Albert Speer + Partner GmbH / B2LUX Magazine

The Cargolux New Headquarters is characterized amongst other things by the nine-meter high, glazed flight simulator hall. © AS+P Albert Speer + Partner GmbH / B2LUX Magazine