THE GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA
Houses of Parliament Design Competition
Congrats to Team Out of Many, One People for winning the Houses of Parliament Design Competition.
The lead architect was Evan Williams of Design Collaborative Architects & Town Planners with team members Christopher Bent, Damian Hines & Gregory Lake.
We also say congrats to Team Grand Verandah and Team Ubuntu for copping second and third places respectively. We also say job well done to Teams National Veranda and National Flower for their design submissions and participating in such a historic project.
The new Houses of Parliament will occupy a commanding position in the National Heroes Park allowing the space to evolve into one that begins to truly image the city, to uplift the mood its environs, to give value, a sense of place and to continue to provide opportunities for our citizens to partake of their democratic rights. It will provide the freedom to gather, to talk, make ourselves heard, eat, drink, rest, connect with nature and trade; ennobling, inspiring, entertaining, soothing and above all empowering. It will become an even more significant public green space, it will contribute to the quality of urban life, adding vitality to our local urbanity, meeting our needs for physical, intellectual, emotional and social stimuli for healthy development for both young and old as well as continue to accommodate a community for the people, the urban dweller, the rural visitor, the tourist all engaged in convivial life.
This is OUR JAMAICAN PARLIAMENT.