2016 Australian Urban Design Awards announced

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.

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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 by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership with Alluvium, Turpin and Crawford Studio and Dragonfly Environmental.

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership with Alluvium, Turpin and Crawford Studio and Dragonfly Environmental.

Image: Ethan Rohloff

Award

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

Commendations

Esperance Waterfront (Esperance, Western Australia) – Hassell

The Goods Line by Aspect Studios, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, CHROFI, Gartner Rose.

The Goods Line by Aspect Studios, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, CHROFI, Gartner Rose.

Image: Florian Groehn

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

Awards

Bowen Place Crossing by Lahznimmo Architects and Spackman Mossop Michaels Landscape Architects.

Bowen Place Crossing by Lahznimmo Architects and Spackman Mossop Michaels Landscape Architects.

Image: Brett Boardman

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

Commendations

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

Awards

Green Square Town Centre by City of Sydney.

Green Square Town Centre by City of Sydney.

Image: Courtesy of the design team

Green Square Town Centre (Sydney, New South Wales) – City of Sydney

Turramurra Community Hub Masterplan by Chrofi in association with Ku-Ring-Gai Council.

Turramurra Community Hub Masterplan by Chrofi in association with Ku-Ring-Gai Council.

Image: Chrofi

Turramurra Community Hub Masterplan (Sydney, New South Wales) – CHROFI in association with Ku-ring-gai Council

Commendations

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 by Coda Studio, Urbis, Landcorp, Josh Byrne and Associates.

WGV at White Gum Valley by Coda Studio, Urbis, Landcorp, Josh Byrne and Associates.

Image: Courtesy of Landcorp

Award

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 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards jury, L–R: Peter Steele, Courtenay Wheeler, Ken Maher, William Chandler, Anne Kovachevich, Jill Garner, Kate Cullity and Neil Savery.

    The 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards jury, L–R: Peter Steele, Courtenay Wheeler, Ken Maher, William Chandler, Anne Kovachevich, Jill Garner, Kate Cullity and Neil Savery.

The Australian Urban Design Awards is convened by the Planning Institute of Australia and organized by Architecture Media.

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.

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