01 Dec, 2013

City of Adelaide Prize nominations open 2 December

Innovative projects that activate our city are encouraged to nominate for the 2014 City of Adelaide Prize, with applications open from today until 17 February 2014.

Sponsored by the Council, the Prize is a category of the prestigious South Australian Architecture Awards, run by the Australian Institute of Architects, to be announced on 4 July next year.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite entry through the People’s Choice Award.

Acting Lord Mayor, Dr Michael Llewellyn-Smith AM, said the scheme aims to recognise built projects that are helping to bring Adelaide’s streets and places alive.

“The Bonython Park upgrade play space, designed by WAX Design and Ric McConaghy, took this year’s prize as a catalyst for increased activation of the Park Lands,” he said.

“The 2013 People’s Choice Award was won by local architectural firm Grieve Gillett for The Depot – a space which invigorated the West End during this year’s Fringe Festival.

“These are the calibre of projects we are looking for. Whether they are buildings, public art installations, landscape works, performance spaces, temporary structures or other types of creative built projects that have actively engaged the community and attracted more people to our streets.

“We are working together with the South Australian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects to celebrate exceptional urban design as well as a shared vision to create a vibrant city through the City of Adelaide Prize.”

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 City of Adelaide, State Government and/or Federal Government are also eligible.

Projects will be assessed against social, environmental, economic and design process selection criteria, including sustainability, community benefits, collaboration and creativity.

For more information, visit: City of Adelaide prize.

Contact the Australian Institute of Architects on 8402 5900 [email protected] or visit their website to enter the Awards online

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Victoria Loughhead