04 Dec, 2017

Nominations open for 2018 City of Adelaide Prize

Entries are now being accepted until 23 February next year for the 2018 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 the 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 30 June 2018, 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.

Projects 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 of Adelaide Martin Haese said that City of Adelaide is proud to present a Prize which supports its vision for Adelaide as a welcoming and dynamic city.

“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 activity, encourage positive community engagement and enliven public areas. 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 2017 City of Adelaide Prize was the ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk (pictured). A commendation was awarded to Peter Rabbit by James McIntyre, and to Rundle Mall Redevelopment by HASSELL Design. The People’s Choice Award was awarded to the ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk.

The community will once again be encouraged to vote for their favourite project in the 2018 City of Adelaide Prize.

For more information including entry guidelines, or to nominate for the 2018 City of Adelaide Prize, visit the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects website

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Paula Stevens