The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Excellence in Urban Design Awards have opened for nominations so we’re getting ready to celebrate locally responsive development and renovation which improve the quality of the City’s built environment.
Mayor Robert Bria remarked the Awards also seek to inspire better building design by promoting community awareness and acknowledging the significant contribution which architects and designers make to the livability of our city.
“The Urban Design Awards recognise architects and designers who have succeeded in creating new developments that enhance the existing built character of our City and make it a great place to live, work and play,” he said.
“The Awards demonstrate our collective commitment to the future development of our City and promote excellence in design which encourages social, economic, environmental and cultural prosperity.”
All members of the general community, as well as design professionals, are encouraged to nominate a property for the Awards which are presented in the following categories:
- Best Residential Development (includes newly built properties, alterations and additions)
- Best Commercial Development (including newly built properties, alterations and additions)
Eligible entries include residential or commercial projects of any scale that have been built within the Council area between 2 March 2016 and 11 March 2018.
This year’s Awards will be judged by a panel of industry experts comprising Peter Dungey, sole practitioner architect and urban designer; David Brown of BB Architects; Dimity Andersen of Grieve Gillett Andersen; and the Council’s General Manager, Urban Planning & Environment, Carlos Buzzetti.
The winner from each award category announced at an exclusive awards night to be held at creative retail hub, Brick + Mortar on Thursday 10 May 2018.
“The community will also be encouraged to have their say about what they consider to be good design by nominating their favourite project in the 2018 People’s Choice Awards from 2-22 April 2018.”
Participants voting for the People’s Choice Award will go into the draw to win locally handcrafted glassware by Thomas Yeend Design, to the value of $250.
To nominate a project for the 2018 Excellence in Urban Design Awards or for further information visit www.npsp.sa.gov.au.
Photo: People’s Choice Winner 2016 in St Peters. Source: Norwood, Payneham & St Peters City Council.