JURY’S COMMENTS: Parking Tower responds perfectly to the brief by considering “experience of space” as the alternate programmatic use. Although there is a roof garden at the top and a farmers market at the bottom, it is the more intangible gateway idea – and the convincing way it’s visualized – that becomes the main secondary feature. The play between the slender floor slabs and the heavy top is beautifully designed and the visualizations show a very believable structure – engineering and architecture melt together. Internally, the staircases are amazing spaces, and would surely provide not only a transitional space between driving and walking, but also an opportunity of tranquillity and reflection. Its overall appeal is strengthened by the fact that it does not rely on technological feats like car elevators – keeping all fictional running costs to a minimum. Presentation-wise everything is very well tied together, and helps conveying a feeling of grandeur.