Professionals and property-owners are recognised in Ku-ring-gai Council’s inaugural biennial awards.
The Council celebrated the achievements of architects and their teams with the presentation of the inaugural Ku-ring-gai Architecture and Urban Design Awards this week.
The awards, which will take place every two years, are aimed at recognising excellence in architecture in the local area, focusing on new buildings and developments that ‘support and enrich Ku-ring-gai’s built environment’.
Buildings were entered in five categories: Heritage Building Design, Contemporary Design, Dwelling House Design, Sustainable Building Design and a People’s Choice Award.
Following the announcement of the winners, Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the awards underlined the Council’s ‘long-established history of protecting Ku-ring-gai’s built and natural heritage’.
“We are so lucky to live in an area of such environmental beauty. It’s important to work together to honour our surroundings with thoughtful, well-designed buildings,” she said.
The award winners were:
- Heritage Building Design – McCullum Ashby Architects; ‘Rothiemay’ in Wahroonga
Awarded for the use of good heritage practice across original spaces, fine details and finishes and incorporation of modest internal alterations.
- Contemporary Design – Architectus; Shout Ridge Apartments in Lindfield
Awarded for innovative sustainable high density housing that responds to its bushland setting and heritage listed neighbour.
- Dwelling House Design – Sam Crawford Architects for a Roseville House
Awarded for the sensitive and skilful addition that transformed the modest original cottage.
- Sustainable Building Design – Anna Vaughan Architects; Childcare Centre in North Turramurra
Awarded for sensitive consideration of the full spectrum of simple and cost-effective sustainable strategies.
- People’s Choice Awards – Tribe Studio Architects; House in Roseville
Awarded by popular vote to a project that demonstrates great inventiveness and playfulness, maximising the useful space of the house and garden.
More information about the awards, as well as a full list of nominated projects, can be found at www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/designawards The next awards are scheduled to take place in 2019.
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