The 34th edition of the 2016 Property Council of Australia/ Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards will see 136 finalists competing for top honours in various categories.
To be held in June this year, the property awards program will once again honour iconic buildings, innovative projects and inspiring people as it celebrates Australia’s property development and investment industries.
Some of the standout projects in the running for the prestigious awards include the transformation of the ‘money box’ building at Sydney’s 50 Martin Place by JPW Architects, the Frank Gehry-designed Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology Sydney, and the international terminal redevelopment at Brisbane Airport by Richards and Spence and Arkhefield. Finalists also include the world-class South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide by Woods Bagot, the $200 million upgrade of the Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne (NH Architecture and Populous), and the conservation project at the historic Port Arthur in Tasmania.
All national finalists are in the running for the industry’s most coveted prize – the Property Council of Australia/ Rider Levett Bucknall Australian Development of the Year award. Seven individuals have also been nominated for the du Chateau Chun Award for Future Leader of the Year.
A new category, the Moulis Legal Award for Diversity has been introduced this year to recognise and reward organisations making a long-term commitment to diversity within the property industry.
National award winners will be announced at the 2016 Property Council of Australia/ Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards Gala Dinner, to be held in Sydney on Friday 3 June 2016.
See the full list of finalists here