Leeds Victoria Gate has been shortlisted, so we know we have at least the 10th coolest car park in the world!
When the Victoria Gate car park was planned and under construction, it was not the most popular development in the City. It is perhaps a fitting compensation, therefore, that for its purpose, it now ranks so highly on an international scale.
DesignCurial and Looking4.com, who together created the shortlist, were looking to challenge the notion that public car parks are boring, grey, concrete blocks. They have chosen architecturally striking buildings whose designers have innovatively fired imaginations, producing inspiring places which intrigue, excite and transform.
At the very top of our list is Leeds, naturally, but take a look at some of the competition and make your own mind up. A public vote will decide the winner in July.
You can see all of the top ten and vote for your favourite here: www.looking4.com/uk/blog/worlds-coolest-car-park
You will also have the chance to enter a prize draw to win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers.
Victoria Gate car park was designed by architects ACME.
Kuwait’s Al Jahra Court automatic parking system was designed by Robotic Parking Systems Inc.
Abscis Architecten designed AZ Saint Lucas in Ghent.
In Brisbane, architects of the Airport’s parking garage were Hassell-Ned Kahn and Urban Art Projects.
Cliniques Universitaire is in Brussels and the architects were De Jong Gortemaker Algra & Modulo.
Peter Kurz designed Switzerland’s Garagen Atelier.
Curators are Hugues Chevallier and artist Frederic Battle.
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