06 Jun, 2014

Vote for your favourite City of Adelaide Prize entry

From 6-13 June you can vote for your favourite project helping to bring our city streets to life, thanks to the City of Adelaide Prize People’s Choice Award, as part of this year’s SA Architecture Awards.

People’s Choice Award nominations, to be announced at the Awards dinner on 4 July, include:

Foods for Life parklet – Troppo http://wp.architecture.com.au/voice/
Blue Hive – Hassell SA
Adelaide Parking Day – Adelaide Parking Day
One Adelaide – One Adelaide Committee
Lock in the Love – Heart Foundation SA
Bank Street – TCL, Jensen Planning and DPTI

Councillor Michael Llewellyn-Smith AM, says this year’s innovative entries reflect the exciting transformation the city’s landscape is undergoing.

“Adelaide Park(ing) Day and the Foods for Life parklet are among the successful council supported placemaking initiatives that are in the running for the People’s Choice Award,” he said.

Grieve Gillett took out last year’s People’s Choice Award for Fringe venue The Depot, while the Bonython Park upgrade, by WAX Design and Ric Mcconaghy, won the 2013 City of Adelaide Prize.

Australian Institute of Architects SA Chapter President, Steve Grieve, said: “we see the City of Adelaide as a champion of activation within our city.”

“The Council actively promotes innovation through programs like Splash Adelaide supporting the growing pop-up culture and an increasing number of temporary installations. These initiatives are encouraging people to connect with the streets, squares and laneways in new and exciting ways.

“The City of Adelaide Prize is a valued initiative that acknowledges innovation and excellence within our public realm.”

In the lead up to the Awards, the City of Adelaide through Splash Adelaide, has partnered with the Australian Institute of Architects SA Chapter in the #ADLarchigram social media initiative.

The initiative features 20 life-size Instagram installations, including award-winning architectural icons across our city such as the new Adelaide Oval redevelopment and the Colonel Light Centre.

The public can share photos of their favourite city buildings and participate in a self-guided walking tour. For more information, including a downloadable map, visit www.voice.architecture.com.au

For details about to make your vote count in the City of Adelaide People’s Choice Award visit cityofadelaide.com.au/cityofadelaideprize

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David Hill