16 Dec, 2016

Nominations Open for 2017 City of Adelaide Prize

Entries are now being accepted until 24 February next year for the 2017 City of Adelaide Prize – a celebration of exceptional urban design through the recognition of innovative built projects that enliven and activate the city’s public spaces.

Presented by City of Adelaide and the SA Institute of Architects, the City of Adelaide Prize is a category within the prestigious South Australian Architecture Awards Program, run by the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.

In presenting the Prize, which will be announced at an Awards Presentation on 10 June 2017, Council aims to provide leadership in the design of the public realm, highlight the role of design in creating successful public places and promote good design to the broader community.

Entries can be projects of any scale and may include buildings, public art installations, landscape works and temporary contributions to public space that actively engage the community and enhance the city’s public spaces.
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.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese said Council is proud to present a Prize which supports its vision for Adelaide as a welcoming and dynamic city full of rich and diverse experiences.

“Design plays an integral role in the creation of enjoyable public places that engage the community and activate city-life,” said Martin.

“The City of Adelaide Prize showcases innovative design projects that genuinely succeed in promoting vibrancy, positive community engagement and visitation to the city, so we are proud to continue our support of this award and to work collaboratively with the SA Institute of Architects in celebrating outstanding urban design.”

The winner of the 2016 City of Adelaide Prize was Pink Moon Saloon by Sans-Arc Studio. A commendation was awarded to Zoos SA Nature’s Play Ground by Phillips/Pilkington Architects and WAX Design – which also took out the People’s Choice Award.

The community will once again be encouraged to vote for their favourite project in the 2017 City of Adelaide Prize.

For more information including entry guidelines, or to nominate for the 2017 City of Adelaide Prize, visit the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects website

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Paula Stevens