The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has revealed the winners of their 20th annual Awards for Excellence, naming a host of Australian architect-designed buildings as category winners.  

Announced at an awards gala in Sydney on 19 March, the night’s top honour, the President’s Award, went to ‘The Village Coorparoo’, a seniors retirement village in Coorparoo Queensland that was designed by Brisbane-based S3 architects.

S3’s project was also the winner of the Seniors Living category prize at the 2015 edition of the awards which endeavour to celebrate the highest levels of achievement in innovation, sustainability and industry leadership in the Australian urban development industry.  

The Village at Coorparoo by S3 Architects in Masterplan and Stage 1 Development. Images: S3 architects and Scott Burrows (source AIA

A number of other architect-designed projects were triumphant on the night; Sydney’s One Central Park by Atelier Jean Nouvel and PTW architects was the winner of the High Density Housing category; the Rothelowman-designed Tip Top Brunswick East was awarded the Urban Renewal category prize; and PCA Architect’s ESQUE apartments in Sydney’s Mosman was the winner of the Excellence in Medium Density Housing prize.

Full list of winners:

Masterplanned Development

  • Greater Springfield (QLD) developed by Springfield Land Corporation, Lend Lease and Mirvac

Residential Development

  • Cygnia Cove (WA) developed by  Richard Noble

Medium Density Housing

  • ESQUE, Mosman (NSW) developed by  HELM

High Density Housing

  • One Central Park (NSW) developed by  Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia

Urban Renewal

  • Tip Top Brunswick East (VIC) developed by Little Projects

Environmental Excellence

  • Cygnia Cove (WA) developed by  Richard Noble

Affordable Development

  • Invita Apartments, Stage 1 (WA) developed by  Peet Limited and BGC Development in joint venture

Seniors Living

  • The Village Coorparoo (QLD) developed by  The Village Retirement Group

President’s Award

  • The Village Coorparoo (QLD) developed by The Village Retirement Group