05 Dec, 2014

City of Adelaide Prize entries open 8 December

Innovative projects that activate and enliven our city are encouraged to nominate for the 2015 City of Adelaide Prize, with entries open from 8 December until 16 February 2015.

Sponsored by the Council, the Prize is a category of the prestigious South Australian Architecture Awards, run by the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.

The Prize, to be announced at the Architects Awards next July, promotes design outcomes that celebrate positive experiences and the activation of places within the City of Adelaide.

Eligible entries include projects of any scale and may include buildings, public art installations, landscape works and temporary contributions that actively engage the community and enhance the city’s public spaces.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese said the Council is a proud sponsor of the Prize, which aims to highlight and promote the role of good design in the creation of successful public places.

“The Council is working with the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects to celebrate exceptional urban design as well as a shared vision to help to create a vibrant city through this Prize,” he said.

“It supports our placemaking strategy and vision to continue to work together to enhance Adelaide's reputation as one of the world's great small cities.”

Last year’s City of Adelaide Prize winner was Café Troppo, while the People’s Choice Award went to Food for Life parklet, both initiatives of Troppo Architects.

To be eligible to enter, the project must be located within the City of Adelaide, and have been completed in the past two years. Individual stages or components of projects as well as those undertaken by or for the Council, State Government and/or Federal Government are also eligible.

The community will again be invited to vote on their favourite project in the 2015 Awards.

To nominate or for more information, visit Australian Institute of Architects or City of Adelaide Prize page.

For more information

Victoria Loughhead