The winners of the 2017 Australian Urban Design Awards were announced at a ceremony in Brisbane on Wednesday night.
From a shortlist of 33 projects, policies and initiatives, three entries were named winners while a further nine received commendations.
One of these three winners was Tonsley Innovation District by Oxigen, Woods Bagot, KBR, WSP, Tridente Architects and RenewalSA. The South Australian project represents Australia’s first ‘innovation district’. The space brings together leading institutions and companies to connect with start-ups, business incubators and accelerators, with a focus on innovation, sustainability and job creation. The project received the Award for Delivered Outcome – Large Scale.
Another winner was the Orange Regional Museum by Crone. The museum in regional New South Wales boasts an expansive grass roof, which is a continuation of the ground-level lawn. The roof extends the site’s available public green space and enhances it with a vantage point across the city. This defining sustainability feature was installed by green roof wall company, Junglefy. The project received the Award for Delivered Outcome – Small Scale.
The winner of the Policies, Programs and Concepts – Large Scale category was the Better Placed – An integrated design policy for the built environment of New South Wales by Government Architect New South Wales.
Full list of winners below:
DELIVERED OUTCOME – LARGE SCALE
Tonsley Innovation District by Oxigen, Woods Bagot, Tridente Architects, KBR, WSP and Renewal SA
Photography by Dan Schultz
- Junction Place, Wodonga by Aspect Studios, Development Victoria and City of Wodonga
- Elizabeth Quay by Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority with ARM Architecture and Taylor Cullity Lethlean
- Maitland Levee by McGregor Coxall
DELIVERED OUTCOME – SMALL SCALE
Orange Regional Museum by Crone
Photography by Tom Ferguson
- Sixth Street Revitalization Project by Jensen Plus and the Rural City of Murray Bridge
- Tanderrum Bridge by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA in collaboration
POLICIES, PROGRAMS AND CONCEPTS – LARGE SCALE
Better Placed – An integrated design policy for the built environment of New South Wales by Government Architect New South Wales
Photography by Ben Hewett
- Smart Seeds by GHD
- Transport for New South Wales Urban Design Guidelines by Transport for New South Wales Precincts and Urban Design Team
POLICIES, PROGRAMS AND CONCEPTS – SMALL SCALE
- Parramatta Civic Link by Aspect Studios and SJB
- Fremantle 2029 Transformational Moves by COX Architecture and City of Fremantle