We are completely chuffed to be announced the recipients of the 2016 Australia Award for Urban Design, Policies, Programs and Concepts (small scale) for our work on Landcorp’s WGV project. This award tops off an extraordinary year for WGV, with ground being broken on site (almost daily) and swag of awards to its name!
CODA was heavily involved in the seminal planning stages of this project, proposing innovative housing typologies for the site, liaising with the surrounding community to ensure that they were comfortable with the development, and preparing a comprehensive set of Design Guidelines to inform the buildings to come. We are pleased to share the award with our client, Landcorp, and co-collaborators, Urbis and Josh Byrne and Associates.
Awards patron, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, described this year’s winning projects as having the ability to ‘enhance our cities’ built environment for the people they must serve, (providing) a lasting legacy for future generations’. This is the third year that CODA has entered these prestigious national awards and the third year that we have been awarded! We are very proud of our work in this often understated facet of architecture and design.
If you’re in Perth, we encourage you to experience WGV for yourself; Josh’s landscaping has flourished in the winter rain, the Gen Y development is nearing completion and several other buildings are well under way.
More about the Australian Urban Design Awards can be read here.