Overall Winner.

 The Necklace 


James Hamilton Architects.


Turks & Caicos Islands



The winning concept – ‘The necklace’ – considers travel and access in a fresh way, rising from the ground, providing circulation and amenities in 3 dimensions rather than focusing on buildings. The elevated walkway creates many opportunities at the same time as addressing areas within the brief. The aim is to create a platform on which the development can expand with flexibility, with limited impact on the immediate and global environment whilst being future-proofed against sea-level rises or tidal surges. A unique benefit is the raised deck which provides a great vantage point with 360 degree ocean views.

Speaking about their overall win and design proposal James Hamilton Architects said:

We are thrilled to be awarded with this first-place prize. Our scheme “The Necklace” is an extensive raised timber structure, which aims to offer new interpretation of the Island whilst providing regenerative support facilities for the entire property.