PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER
FIRST RUNNER UP, OVERALL
Diamond Consultant Group & HKS Architects Inc.
With architecture that capitalizes on views to both the city and the water, this design connects the building’s occupants to nature through the creation of a true urban park that celebrates the rich history and culture of the Bahamas.
Engagement with the surrounding streetscape is a key strategy within this design, which blends traditional elements with a new modern vision that reﬂects a timeless approach. At the center of the design lies the Gallery space – a focal point for community engagement. This space embraces the landscape as a glass bridge element that speaks to the future, while being supported by elements that evoke the Bahamas rich history and culture.
The architectural concept for the new Central Bank facility is conceived on a simple concept of clearly delineating the more private and structured portions of the facility program from the transparent elements that are more open and public.