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The City of Adelaide Prize 2017

The City of Adelaide Prize is a category within the prestigious South Australian Architecture Awards Program.

The City of Adelaide Prize recognises innovative built projects that enliven the City’s public spaces and engage with the community and includes projects such as public art and temporary contributions to public space.The City of Adelaide and the Australian Institute of Architects are working together to support the enhancement of public spaces in the city of South Australia as South Australia’s capital.

The Adelaide City Council and the Australian Institute of Architects are working together to support the enhancement of public spaces in the city of South Australia as South Australia’s capital.

2017 City of Adelaide Prize Nominations

  • 11 Market Street Parklet (Domenico Allegretto Architect)
  • Adelaide Parklands Upgrade Park 27B Tulya Wodli (Aspect Studios)
  • Lounder’s Boatshed (Mulloway Studio and City of Adelaide Council)
  • Tidlanga Playspace and Pocket Orchard (City of Adelaide Council)
  • Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk (Grieve Gillett Andersen with Tract Consulting)
  • Peter Rabbit (James McIntyre)
  • ArtBox (Walter Brooke)
  • Colonel Light Centre Green Wall (City of Adelaide with Junglefy and CHEB Art and Design)
  • Shopfront Improvement Grant Program: Creating Great Shopfronts (City of Adelaide)
  • Australian Fashion Labels Global HQ (Hosking Willis Architecture)
  • Rundle Mall Redevelopment (HASSELL)

2017 Winner

The winner of the 2017 City of Adelaide Prize was awarded to Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk by Grieve Gillett Andersen with Tract Consulting.

  • Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk by Grieve Gillett Andersen with Tract Consulting.

Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk is this year’s winner of the City of Adelaide Prize, which recognizes innovation and design excellence that enhances our cities’ vibrancy and character.

Anzac Walk is highly considered and well executed concept that creates a significant and reflective memorial precinct to represent and honour the Anzac tradition. It is an engaging space that captures the spirit of war and faithfully represents the service and sacrifice of all Australians affected by war. The progression of space offers a series of destination points, offering a rich and unique identity that reveals itself at human scale.

Local materials have been used to craft a simple and elegant urban experience, establishing a new link connecting the existing War Memorial to Riverbank. A redefined edge and fence line offers views of Government House and its unique landscape setting, offering a new and engaged experience with one of Adelaide true landmarks and treasures. 

Grieve Gillett Andersen worked with tight timeframes and a complex delivery framework to create a memorable and high quality space for Adelaide. The jury was impressed by the timeless quality of the project and its ability to create a Memorial precinct that is both reflective and proud.

Anzac Walk creates an awareness of the effects of war on both the individual and the country they represent, creating a sense of memory and reflection for those passing by. The timeless quality of the precinct and the simple elegance of the design has created a truly memorable and significant place for Adelaide.

2017 Commendation

The jury also decided to award two commendations for the 2017 City of Adelaide Prize to Peter Rabbit by James McIntyre and Rundle Mall Redevelopment by HASSELL.

  • Peter Rabbit by James McIntyre

Jury Award Citation:

Peter Rabbit is an inventive and creative concept that has transformed a vacant lot adjacent an electrical substation into a playful indoor/outdoor courtyard and café space that activates and enhances Hindley St. A set of garden gates draws you in to its landscaped forecourt and interior, purposefully arranged around a series of hand crafted seating areas. The mood of the space reflects a playful garden, where moments of discovery reflect attention to detail, applied with skill and a sense of humour. 

James McIntyre has embraced a modest budget and a selection of recycled and rich materials to create an environmentally sustainable and experimental design that is unique to Adelaide and the surrounding context.

  • Rundle Mall Redevelopment by HASSELL.

Jury Award Citation:

The Rundle Mall Redevelopment has redefined Adelaide’s premium retail mall as an active and engaged urban space, where the placement of landscape, furniture and structural elements broadens and enhances the pedestrian experience. The re-imagined space rediscovers views of the Mall’s great buildings and provides view corridors to the surrounding streetscapes and the Adelaide Hills landscape beyond. 

HASSELL’s design approach offers a highly considered urban framework that manages the needs of shoppers, retail vendors, artists, operators and property owners to provide a transformed, energetic and comfortable space in the heart of Adelaide.

 

2017 People’s Choice Award Winner

The community were invited to vote on their favourite project entered into this year’s awards.

The winner of the 2017 People’s Choice Award was the nominee who received the most votes.  The winner as voted by the South Australian public was Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk by Grieve Gillett Andersen with Tract Consulting.

 

Former City of Adelaide Prize Winners

2016 winner of City of Adelaide Prize, Pink Moon Saloon by Sans-Arc Studio
 

2016 Winner awarded to Pink Moon Saloon by Sans-Arc Studio.

The jury also decided to award a commendation for the 2016 City of Adelaide Prize to Zoos SA Nature's Play Ground by Phillips/Pilkington Architects and WAX Design.

Zoos SA Nature's Play Ground by Phillips/Pilkington Architects and WAX Design

2016 People's Choice Winner awarded to Zoos SA Nature's Play Ground by Phillips/Pilkington Architects and WAX Design.

2015 winner – Jointly awarded to Riverbank Bridge by Aurecon, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer + Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Adelaide Oval Redevelopment by Cox Architecture, Walter Brooke + Hames Sharley

Image of Troppo cafe on Whitmore Square

2014 Winner Café Troppo by Troppo Architects

 

2017 South Australian Architecture Awards

South Australian Architecture Awards is run by the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.

The State Awards are part of an integrated, hierarchical National Architecture Awards Program and provide public and peer recognition of South Australian architectural work, as well as providing a valuable mechanism to showcase local architects and architecture across Australia and abroad.

To visit the SA Institute of Architects site for more information and to make a nomination click here

Links

Australian Institute of Architects
Design Institute of Australia
Planning Institute of Australia
Engineers Australia
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

The City of Adelaide Prize was established in 1997 and is supported by the Australian Institute of Architects and City of Adelaide.

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