The recipients of the 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards have been announced. Across four categories, six entries from across Australia’s cities, towns and communities were awarded and another six entries were commended by the 2016 jury for the nation’s premier awards for excellence and innovation in urban design. From small urban interventions to concepts for entire suburbs, the recipients exemplify the diversity and high quality of Australian urban design.
The patrons of the Australian Urban Design Awards are Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia and Lucy Turnbull AO, former Lord Mayor of Sydney and Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission.
In a message congratulating the finalists of the 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said, “These projects and designs will enhance our cities’ built environments for the people they must serve, and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.
“Stronger collaboration is at the heart of my Government’s Smart Cities Plan, and the planning and design profession have a vital role in cities in Australia. I am honoured to be a patron of the Australian Urban Design Awards, which promotes standout contributions in your field.
“Together we can make Australia’s cities even better places to live, work and visit, supporting growth, jobs and a secure future for Australian families.”
The recipients are:
Australia Award for Urban Design, Delivered Outcome – Large Scale
Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project (Sydney, New South Wales) – Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership with Alluvium, Turpin and Crawford Studio and Dragonfly Environmental
Esperance Waterfront (Esperance, Western Australia) – Hassell
Monash University Clayton Campus Masterplan (Clayton, Victoria) – MGS Architects and Masterplanners, Monash University and Monash University Design Consultancy
Australia Award for Urban Design, Delivered Outcome – Small Scale
The Goods Line (Sydney, New South Wales) – Aspect Studios, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, CHROFI, Gartner Rose
Bowen Place Crossing (Bowen Place, ACT) – Lahznimmo Architects and Spackman Mossop Michaels Landscape Architects
Brisbane Ferry Terminals Floods Renewal (Brisbane, Queensland) – Cox Architecture and Aurecon and Lat27
City Beach Surf Club and Commercial Development (Perth, Western Australia) – Christou Design Group
Australia Award for Urban Design, Policies, Programs and Concepts – Large Scale
Green Square Town Centre (Sydney, New South Wales) – City of Sydney
Turramurra Community Hub Masterplan (Sydney, New South Wales) – CHROFI in association with Ku-ring-gai Council
Capital Metro - Canberra Light Rail (Canberra, ACT) – Hassell/Arup/Transport Canberra
Kingsford Smith Drive Upgrade - Reference Urban Design Framework (Brisbane, Queensland) – Fred St
Australia Award for Urban Design, Policies, Programs and Concepts - Small Scale
WGV at White Gum Valley (White Gum Valley, Western Australia) – Coda Studio, Urbis, Landcorp, Josh Byrne and Associates
The jury for the 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards included representatives from the nine peak bodies from across the built environment that support the program:
- William Chandler, Director, Chandler Consulting Services
- Ken Maher, National President, Australian Institute of Architects
- Kate Cullity, Director, Taylor Cullity Lethlean
- Jill Garner, Victorian Government Architect
- Neil Savery, General Manager, Australian Building Codes Board
- Courtenay Wheeler, Senior Consultant, Advisian
- Anne Kovachevich, Qld ESD Leader and Australasian Foresight + Innovation Leader, Arup
- Peter Steele, Sustainability Director and Development Manager, HIP V. HYPE
The awards program is supported by nine peak bodies from across the built environment – the Planning Institute of Australia, the Australian Institute of Architects, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Green Building Council of Australia, Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, Consult Australia, Engineers Australia, Urban Design Forum and Government Architects Network Australia.
In 2016 the principal partner is Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia with supporting partners Holcim, iGuzzini, PTA Landscapes, Queensland Government and Concrete Masonry Association of Australia.