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Thursday, 20 June

Classy Cave Is Coolest Carpark

Quick Parking Morelli

A carpark in an Italian cave has been named the World’s Coolest after thousands of votes cast and spectacular parking spots revealed.

Quick Parking Morelli – based in an underground cave in the centre of Naples – took the top spot with a whopping 39.6% of the votes. AZ Sint-Lucas in Belgium came in second place with 19.6% of the votes. Victoria Gate in Leeds took third place with 11.4% of the votes.

Believed to be boring, grey and often concrete buildings, carparks often don’t get the credit they deserve. This year, DesignCurial teamed up with airport parking site Looking4.com  to right this wrong, unearthing a shortlist of magnificent buildings that display amazing carpark architecture. Thousands of people from around the world voted for their favourite car park from the full shortlist, which included entries from Amsterdam to The Alps, and Seattle to Switzerland.

Sophie Killip, award judge and Editor of DesignCurial said: “With entries ranging from hillside and hospitals to urban contemporary art spaces and airport carparks, the public had a difficult decision to make. However, it’s great to see so many of the public voting, and they have made a great choice with Quick Parking Morelli – the clever reimagining of the old cavern and its historic tunnels gives the space a new lease of life.”

Martin Mansell, MD of Looking4.com and judge, said: “The competition has captured the imagination of people from around the world, with three eye-catching locations being named the World’s Coolest Carparks. The imagination and innovation behind each of these architectural marvels really pushes the boundaries, offering something you simply don’t expect from a carpark. Congratulations to all those who made the shortlist.”

To view the full shortlist, including the top three of the world's coolest car parks - Click Here

Picture: Quick Parking Morelli

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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