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City of Adelaide Prize

The City of Adelaide Prize is a category within the prestigious South Australian Architecture Awards Program. 

The prize recognises innovative built projects that enliven the City’s public spaces and engage with the community and includes projects such as public art and temporary contributions to public space. The City of Adelaide and the Australian Institute of Architects are working together to support the enhancement of public spaces in the city of South Australia as South Australia’s capital.

The City of Adelaide and Australian Institute of Architects are working together to support the enhancement of public spaces in the city of South Australia as South Australia’s capital.

Eligible projects include:

  • Buildings
  • Landscape and open space 
  • Street and Laneway activation
  • Public Art Installations
  • Temporary urban experiments that activate public spaces.

The winners of the City of Adelaide Prize are announced at the annual South Australian Architecture Awards presentation dinner.  

Entry Period for 2019 City of Adelaide Prize Now Open!

Innovative projects that activate and enliven our city are encouraged to nominate for the 2019 City of Adelaide Prize. Entries for the Prize open 3 December 2018 and closes 8 February 2019.

The Prize awards and promotes innovative built projects that celebrate positive human experience in the City of Adelaide and activation of the public realm. The projects can be 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 Council is working with the SA Institute of Architects to celebrate exceptional urban design as well as a shared vision to create a vibrant city through this Prize. Sponsored by Council, the Prize is a category within the prestigious SA Architectural Awards Program and the Awards Presentation will be held on 29 June 2019.

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

To visit the SA Institute of Architects site for more information and to make a nomination click here.

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South Australian Architecture Awards

South Australian Architecture Awards is run by the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.

The State Awards are part of an integrated, hierarchical National Architecture Awards Program and provide public and peer recognition of South Australian architectural work, as well as providing a valuable mechanism to showcase local architects and architecture across Australia and abroad.

To visit the SA Institute of Architects site for more information and to make a nomination click here

 

Links

Australian Institute of Architects
Design Institute of Australia
Planning Institute of Australia
Engineers Australia
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

The City of Adelaide Prize was established in 1997 and is supported by the Australian Institute of Architects and City of Adelaide.

2018 City of Adelaide Prize

Nominations

  • 84 Halifax Street by Oxigen
  • Adelaide Fringe Street Art Explosion by Adelaide Fringe
  • Analogue Missions by Tremma
  • O-Bahn City Access Project by Oxigen
  • Queen Adelaide Room by Swanbury Penglase
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital by Silver Thomas Hanley Design Inc
  • The Darling Building by Williams Burton Leopardi
  • Urban Beach by Renewal SA acting on behalf of the Riverbank Authority

Prize Winner 

The winner of the 2018 City of Adelaide Prize was awarded to 84 Halifax Street by Oxigen.

Jury Award Citation: 84 Halifax Street is a crafted insertion within a classic Adelaide inner-city setting. The project breaks from traditional terrace form to create a series of interconnected exterior and interior spaces that are creative and expressive in their use of light and materials. A re-imagined ground plane showcases the main interior volume and the spaces beyond. Carefully located high level glazing through an upper level courtyard provides a light filled space that celebrates the craftmanship of the local artists and practitioners involved. Oxigen has created a real gem on Halifax Street that combines a beautifully crafted built form and interior with an enhanced public realm that sets a new benchmark for infill city development.

City of Adelaide Prize 2018  Winner - Etica Pizza

 

 

Commendation Award 

The jury also decided to award three commendations for the 2018 City of Adelaide Prize to The Darling Building by Williams Burton Leopardi, the Queen Adelaide Room by Swanbury Penglase and Urban Beach by Renewal SA acting on behalf of the Riverbank Authority.

The Darling Building by Williams Burton Leopardi

Jury Award Citation: The Darling Building sets a new standard for regenerative building re-use, creating a well-considered and exemplar workplace that blends the original fabric with a contemporary twist. Restored and new works display a thoughtful and well executed design that is both measured and exquisite in its process and outcome. An extended lightwell washes daylight through much of the internal space, showcasing the careful use of materials, texture and form. Williams Burton Leopardi have mastered the art of creative and inventive building regeneration.

City of Adelaide Prize 2018 - Darling Building

 

Queen Adelaide Room by Swanbury Penglase 

Jury Award Citation: The Queen Adelaide Room is a delightful and delicate refurbishment project that breathes new life into one of Adelaide’s premier reception spaces. Extensive research has allowed Swanbury Penglase to create a well-considered beautiful space that blends a historic setting with a repurposed contemporary use. The room’s rich colour palette and strong materiality showcase the craftmanship and inventive approach to restoration that has been achieved. The Queen Adelaide Room celebrates its historic setting and creates a considered, high-quality space for social engagement and public events.

 

Urban Beach by Renewal SA acting on behalf of the Riverbank Authority

Jury Award Citation: Urban Beach is an innovative concept to create a playful and engaging public space in an existing city parkland setting. The installation of a recreational beach and pool on the northern bank of the Torrens explored a variety of social activities and opportunities that appealed to a diverse demographic. The location and format of the space encouraged impromptu public usage and enhanced the riverbank experience and identity. This pilot project involving a broad cross section of local businesses, associations, and Government agencies created a unique and appealing social setting for recreation and interaction in a well-known and much-loved location.

 

People's Choice Award

The community were invited to vote on their favourite project entered in this year’s awards. The winner of the 2018 People’s Choice Award was the nominee who received the most votes. The winner as voted by the South Australian public was The Darling Building by Williams Burton Leopardi.

2017 City of Adelaide Prize

Nominations

  • 11 Market Street Parklet (Domenico Allegretto Architect)
  • Adelaide Parklands Upgrade Park 27B Tulya Wodli (Aspect Studios)
  • Lounder’s Boatshed (Mulloway Studio and City of Adelaide Council)
  • Tidlanga Playspace and Pocket Orchard (City of Adelaide Council)
  • Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk (Grieve Gillett Andersen with Tract Consulting)
  • Peter Rabbit (James McIntyre)
  • ArtBox (Walter Brooke)
  • Colonel Light Centre Green Wall (City of Adelaide with Junglefy and CHEB Art and Design)
  • Shopfront Improvement Grant Program: Creating Great Shopfronts (City of Adelaide)
  • Australian Fashion Labels Global HQ (Hosking Willis Architecture)
  • Rundle Mall Redevelopment (HASSELL)

Prize Winner

The winner of the 2017 City of Adelaide Prize was awarded to Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk by Grieve Gillett Andersen with Tract Consulting.

Jury Award Citation: Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk is this year’s winner of the City of Adelaide Prize, which recognizes innovation and design excellence that enhances our cities’ vibrancy and character. Anzac Walk is highly considered and well executed concept that creates a significant and reflective memorial precinct to represent and honour the Anzac tradition. It is an engaging space that captures the spirit of war and faithfully represents the service and sacrifice of all Australians affected by war. The progression of space offers a series of destination points, offering a rich and unique identity that reveals itself at human scale. Local materials have been used to craft a simple and elegant urban experience, establishing a new link connecting the existing War Memorial to Riverbank. A redefined edge and fence line offers views of Government House and its unique landscape setting, offering a new and engaged experience with one of Adelaide true landmarks and treasures. Grieve Gillett Andersen worked with tight timeframes and a complex delivery framework to create a memorable and high quality space for Adelaide. The jury was impressed by the timeless quality of the project and its ability to create a Memorial precinct that is both reflective and proud. Anzac Walk creates an awareness of the effects of war on both the individual and the country they represent, creating a sense of memory and reflection for those passing by. The timeless quality of the precinct and the simple elegance of the design has created a truly memorable and significant place for Adelaide.

 

 Joint Commendation

The jury also decided to award two commendations for the 2017 City of Adelaide Prize to Peter Rabbit by James McIntyre and Rundle Mall Redevelopment by HASSELL.

Peter Rabbit by James McIntyre

Jury Award Citation: Peter Rabbit is an inventive and creative concept that has transformed a vacant lot adjacent an electrical substation into a playful indoor/outdoor courtyard and café space that activates and enhances Hindley St. A set of garden gates draws you in to its landscaped forecourt and interior, purposefully arranged around a series of hand crafted seating areas. The mood of the space reflects a playful garden, where moments of discovery reflect attention to detail, applied with skill and a sense of humour. James McIntyre has embraced a modest budget and a selection of recycled and rich materials to create an environmentally sustainable and experimental design that is unique to Adelaide and the surrounding context.

Rundle Mall Redevelopment by HASSELL.

Jury Award Citation: The Rundle Mall Redevelopment has redefined Adelaide’s premium retail mall as an active and engaged urban space, where the placement of landscape, furniture and structural elements broadens and enhances the pedestrian experience. The re-imagined space rediscovers views of the Mall’s great buildings and provides view corridors to the surrounding streetscapes and the Adelaide Hills landscape beyond. HASSELL’s design approach offers a highly considered urban framework that manages the needs of shoppers, retail vendors, artists, operators and property owners to provide a transformed, energetic and comfortable space in the heart of Adelaide.

 

People’s Choice Award 

The community were invited to vote on their favourite project entered into this year’s awards. The winner of the 2017 People’s Choice Award was the nominee who received the most votes.  The winner as voted by the South Australian public was Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk by Grieve Gillett Andersen with Tract Consulting.

 

2016 City of Adelaide Prize

Prize Winners 

The winner of the 2016 City of Adelaide Prize was awarded to Pink Moon Saloon by Sans-Arc Studio .

2016 winner of City of Adelaide Prize, Pink Moon Saloon by Sans-Arc Studio

 

Commendation & People's Choice Award 

The Commendation and People's Choice award was awarded to Zoos SA Nature's Play Ground by Phillips/Pilkington Architects and WAX Design.

Zoos SA Nature's Play Ground by Phillips/Pilkington Architects and WAX Design

2015 City of Adelaide Prize

Joint Prize Winners

The jury decided to award two winners for the 2015 City of Adelaide Prize to Riverbank Bridge by Aurecon, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer + Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Adelaide Oval Redevelopment by Cox Architecture, Walter Brooke + Hames Sharley

 

People's Choice Award 

The community were invited to vote on their favourite project entered in this year’s awards. The winner of the 2015 People’s Choice Award was the nominee who received the most votes. The winner as voted by the South Australian public was Princess Elizabeth Playground by City of Adelaide.

 

2014 City of Adelaide Prize

Prize Winner 

The winner of the 2014 City of Adelaide Prize was awarded to 84 Café Troppo by Troppo Architects

 

People's Choice Award 

The community were invited to vote on their favourite project entered in this year’s awards. The winner of the 2014 People’s Choice Award was the nominee who received the most votes. The winner as voted by the South Australian public was Food for life by Troppo Architects. 

 

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