Discus - Nacka City's New Landmark Internationally Recognized
The Discus high-rise, Nacka City's new landmark building, has received two international architectural awards during November; the World Architecture News Awards and the Arcitecture MasterPrize.
Discus was crowned winner at this year's edition of the World Architecture News (WAN) Awards. WAN Awards is one of the world's largest architectural competitions and this year's edition is the tenth. Discus won the award in the "Future Projects: Residential" category in competition with contributions from Chicago, Louisiana, Miami and Tehran.
Discus has also been awarded by the Architecture MasterPrize™ (AMP), which is an international award with high ambitions. The AMP celebrates the very best in design excellence and innovation from the worlds of Architecture. The awards program is dedicated to showcasing and promoting exceptional talent, and the value of the art and science of architecture in enriching our lives. Discus received an Honorable Mention in the "Mixed Use Architecture" category in competition with contributions from Brussels, Jakarta, New York, Taiwan and Vienna.
Discus has been designed by Belatchew Arkitekter on behalf of Swedish real estate developer Sveafastigheter Utveckling. Discus is a new landmark building in Nacka City – a booming part of the Stockholm metropolitan area in Sweden – which with its characteristic silhouette is designed to become a symbol of a growing metropolitan area. Discus will be placed in the heart of Nacka's new public transport node, right above the metro station in Nacka City's new city center.
– We are proud and pleased that Discus is being built in Nacka. Discus is a fine example of a tall building with exciting architecture that will contribute to Nacka's new urban silhouette, says Nina Åman, City Architect, Nacka Municipality.
– We are extremely proud of the international attention Discus has received and we are looking forward to develop this project, together with the municipality of Nacka, says Rahel Belatchew, CEO, Founder and Principal Architect, Belatchew Arkitekter.
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WAN Awards: http://www.wanawards.com
AMP Awards: https://architectureprize.com/
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Belatchew Arkitekter is an architectural firm working within a wide range of projects, from urban planning and housing to offices and public buildings. The work of the office is idea driven with an aim to find unexpected solutions that enhance the potential of a site and add value to real estate. Belatchew Arkitekter follows the global development on sustainability and consider it our mission to integrate sustainable solutions in all our projects.
Belatchew Arkitekter was founded by current CEO and Principal Architect Rahel Belatchew, who received her master’s degree in architecture from the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris 1996 and has worked as an architect in Paris, Luxemburg, Tokyo and Stockholm. Rahel Belatchew has been appointed Architect of the Year and Belatchew Arkitekter and Belatchew Labs have received several awards in recent years. Rahel has participated in juries of many prestigious awards in Sweden and internationally, such as the World Architecture Festival, Les Totems Wood Award in France, the Latvian Wooden House Award, the Swedish Wood Award and Swedish Architects’ Residential Award. Belatchew often also gives speeches about architecture and city planning in Sweden and abroad.