- The City of Adelaide Prize 2013
The City of Adelaide Prize 2013
The City Of Adelaide Prize- 2013
The nomination period for ‘The City of Adelaide Prize’ has now closed and four nominations have been received. The nominated projects are:
Uno Apartments by Greenway Architects in association with Bird de la Coeur Architects
• UNO Apartments at 102 Waymouth Street in the CBD is the first-of-its-kind mixed-use development in Adelaide bringing together a diverse mix of property types and people to create a unique vertical community and neighbourhood. UNO contains a range of ownership and occupancy options spread over 17 levels and a 30-apartment youth crisis accommodation facility operated by an NGO. Two retail tenancies and an office for the Building Manager are located at street level. Each apartment level features corridor gardens providing natural light city views and access to natural ventilation and are designed as ‘elevated streets’. Apartment entrances are highlighted featuring entry lights and sliding screen doors to allow cross flow ventilation and to give residents the opportunity to listen in to the daily happenings in their ‘street’. The client regards UNO as a resounding success. The market and affordable apartments were eagerly purchased before and after construction. The number of Housing SA rental apartments required were achieved without impacting of the number of apartments for sale. ESD was a key client requirement and all 146 apartments achieve a minimum NatHERS energy rating of 6 Stars. The project was delivered on time and well under budget.
The Depot by Grieve Gillett Pty Ltd
• The Depot is a major installation and venue that has been built primarily for the 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival with the intention of becoming a long term facility. It is located on land previously used as Adelaide's main bus station. The Depot has been designed to invigorate the City's West End precinct at a time when much of the Adelaide Fringe focus is at the East End of the city. The spontaneous industrial aesthetic has been created with the use of lightweight and cost effective construction materials, shipping containers and timber pallets. In the case of the Depot the venue itself is part of the entertainment. The project has incorporated remnant sheds and roofs to create a variety of venues including an 800 person capacity enclosed performance space, food and beverage facilities and a major stage for outdoor performances. The entertainment and activities have been wide ranging and eclectic - local hiphop soul band 'Lowrider' the 'Whitlams' and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra are some of the performers. The Depot has also catered for children with a new 'Kid's Fringe' program being offered for the first time. The Depot has been an outstanding success consistently attracting large crowds.
Collaborative City exhibition by Office for Design and Architecture SA
• The Collaborative City Exhibition displayed the 18 months work of the 5000+ project and in particular the Integrated Design Strategy (IDS) including the research engagement design testing speculative design and the Guiding Principles. It was also a collaboration with partners in the 5000+ project in particular the Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure as well as Adelaide City Council. The exhibition space was designed to provide a forum for a series of events meetings and workshops to test and in particular to prototype a design based and collaborative approach to engagement. The space hosted events delivered by industry, state government, local government, school groups and special interest groups as well as the only TEDx TheCity2.0 event to be held in Australia. The exhibition received a fantastic response with over 2300 visitors through the doors. Collaborative City presented an opportunity to turn community engagement into a way of supporting the activation of one of the City’s underutilised spaces while drawing attention to the role of design in visioning and delivering Adelaide's future.
Bonython Park Upgrade – New Playspace by WAX Design Pty Ltd and Ric Mcconaghy
• Bonython Park Playspace is an outstanding all abilities playspace located along the naturalistic setting of the River Torrens in the Adelaide Parklands. Since its completion the playspace has become recognised as one of the premier play destinations within South Australia. Bonython Park Playspace demonstrates the highest level of commitment to the creation an innovative play environment for children through a rigorous process of collaboration design and implementation. WAX Design worked with the community, Council and playspace designer Ric Mcconaghy in the pursuit of practical and theoretical excellence in play provision. The project actively seeks to engage the child in creative imaginative and challenging play and promotes the principles of risk benefit. It also provides opportunities for children with physical sensory cognitive and other disabilities and creates an environment where children are allowed to challenge themselves irrespective age and ability. The playspace was intended to reconnect and rejuvenate existing infrastructure including the sandpit, kiosk, totem and the Adelaide Parklands Trail, yet it has gone far beyond this original brief becoming a regional destination that demonstrates the contemporary potential of the Parklands for the City of Adelaide.
The community will be invited to vote on their favourite project entered into this year’s awards in early June 2013 for the 2013 ‘People’s Choice’ Award for the City of Adelaide Prize.
The winner will be announced at the South Australia Institute of Architects Awards Night on Friday 14th June 2013.
The 2012 winner of the City of Adelaide Prize was Folding Rundle by Sean Humphries Architect + Sasha Radjenovich Architect.
Commendations went to:
Oxigen Halifax Studio – Oxigen, and,
45 Pirie Street Forecourt –Hassell
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Former City of Adelaide Prize Winners
The City of Adelaide Prize was established in 1997 and is supported by the Australian Institute of Architects and Adelaide City Council.