January 11, 2024

K64, the Keflavík Airport area masterplan, wins The Plan Award 2023

K64, the Keflavík Airport Area Masterplan, has been awarded The Plan Awards 2023 in the ‘Transportation’ category.

The Plan Award is an annual international prize that recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design, and urban planning. With twenty different categories and more than a thousand entries annually, The Plan Award offers a significant chance to contribute to key issues affecting the sector today.

Among other projects nominated in the Transportation category is the expansion of Riga Air Terminal designed by One Works, the Elizabeth underground line in London by Grimshaw Architects, and the Bloomington GO Station mobility hub in Toronto by Arcadis IBI Group.

The K64 masterplan, developed by a multidisciplinary team lead by KCAP Architects and Planners, presents an integrated vision that links an ambitious economic development concept to sustainable urban design, landscape, and mobility strategies. Building on this potential of tourism opportunities and sustainable innovation in the aviation, energy and technology sectors, the Keflavík Airport Area masterplan spearheads the airport area as an economic driver for the Suðurnes region and the country.

Keflavík International Airport is Iceland’s most emblematic gateway. Sitting at the crossroads of Europe and North America, the airport area is exceptionally well suited to develop the full potential of this unique territory and explore untapped opportunities in relation to the global challenges of the future. K64 Keflavík Airport Area Masterplan supports Iceland’s net-zero and sustainability ambitions as well as exemplify United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Comments from The Plan Awards jury on the project included the following:

"This is an ambitious plan and an attractive vision for Suðurnes, the airport and Iceland. Designed as an integrated masterplan combining transport, energy, industrial, commercial and social planning, it will diversify the local economy towards high value sectors supported by world class living and cultural spaces. The plan promotes airport-related activities and prepares the area for growth with attractive residential areas, educational opportunities, diverse culture and services."

Samúel Torfi Pétursson, Kadeco's Head of Development, Pálmi Freyr Randversson Managing Director, Elín Ragnheiður Guðnadóttir Programme Director and Bergný Jóna Sævarsdóttir Head of Sustainability.
From the award ceremony

Read more on the K64 masterplan at www.k64.is

For more information on The Plan Award click here.





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