Atlanta’s Park over GA400 Concept Has An Award Winning Year

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, January 12th, 2018

How many proposed parks can claim four awards before they were built? Atlanta’s Park over GA400 can! In fact, 2017 was a great year for Atlanta’s Park Over GA400 – winning a total of four national and international design awards.

Designed by ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers with Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, Atlanta’s Park over GA400 won the following awards:
AIA New York Chapter Merit Award for Urban Design

Chicago Athenaeum Green Good Design Award

European Centre and Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award, and

Best of Design Award for Urban Design from the Architect’s Newspaper

ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers have submitted the park’s design for other awards, which will be announced in the first quarter of 2018.

“We know how special this project is, and the tremendous positive impact it would have on the City of Atlanta. It’s nice that other organizations have also recognized it before it’s even built. I want to congratulate our design team partners on their success,” said Jim Durrett, executive director – Buckhead Community Improvement District.

The yet-to-be-named “Atlanta’s Park over GA400” will create nine acres of elevated green space in Buckhead, which currently has the least amount of public park space per capita in the city of Atlanta. Located at the remarkable confluence of Georgia 400, Peachtree Road, PATH400 and the MARTA redline, the park will provide vast and unique regional connectivity. The new park will be a crucial link and destination on the soon-to-be-completed PATH400, a 5.2-mile greenway currently under construction.