Winners of the Third World Golden Adobe award for the best urban management projects were announced here on Monday, IRIB reported.
Nine award winning projects are comprising reconstruction project in Baalbek, Lebanon; rebuilding project of Paris Republique square; the project of eliminating waste water in Tehran; Superkilen public park of Copenhagen, Denmark; Harandi Park in Tehran; Christchurch, New Zealand; city management project, Barcelona flea market; Carbon neutral Berlin 2050; and regulating facades according to Iranian models.
The closing ceremony was held concurrent with the World Cities Day, October 31, with Tehran’s mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, UN resident coordinator in Iran Gary Lewis, ambassadors, and officials from World Association of the Major Metropolises and the United Nations Human Settlements Program in attendance.
Shahram Gilabadi the director for international affairs of Tehran Municipality explained that some 255 projects both from cities of Iran and 183 cities worldwide have submitted to the Third World Golden Adobe award.
Gilabadi went on to say that the jury was comprised of five international judges and urban experts who chose the winners in seven different categories of urban management and development.
Adobe is the smallest unit in constructing a building in ancient Iranian architecture which dates back to some 7,000 years ago, Gilabadi suggested.
The first Golden Adobe award ceremony was held in 2014. The event is being backed by the World Association of the Major Metropolises, the United Nations Human Settlements Program, and Tehran Municipality.
The award aims at improving urban life and encouraging international interactions in developing urban infrastructure which ultimately leads to transferring knowledge and information in implementing urban projects.