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Australia Award for Urban Design 2013


Australia’s Best Urban Designs Announced

A celebration of Urban Design in Australia has seen three projects take out their respective categories in the 2013 Australia Award for Urban Design (AAUD).

The ambitious plan to link the Canberra CBD with the city’s iconic lake, Brisbane’s new Northern Busway (Windsor to Kedron) and the upgrade of two Sydney laneways have become the nation’s best urban design projects for 2013. A revitalisation project in Central Dandenong in Victoria received a Commendation.

The AAUD winners were announced at a gala dinner at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra on Tuesday 25 June, with Ross Solly from ABC Canberra playing host. AAUD is Australia’s premier award for excellence in urban design and is hosted each year by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and supported by the Australian Institute of Architects, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Consult Australia, Green Building Council of Australia, Property Council of Australia and the Urban Design Forum.

The 2013 winners are:
– Delivered Outcome – large scale: Northern Busway (Windsor to Kedron) by: Tract Consultants, PBAJV, Thiess John Holland, Transport and Main Roads, Cottee Parker Architects, Bligh Tanner, Hydroplan, Dotdash and Holistic Trees.
– Delivered Outcome – large scale Commendation: Revitalising Central Dandenong: Lonsdale Street Redevelopment by: TCL in collaboration with BKK.
– Delivered Outcome, small scale: Sydney Laneway Upgrades – central precinct (Ash Street & Angel Place) and Chinatown by: Aspect Studios with the City of Sydney Council.
– Policies Programs and Concepts, large scale: Linking Canberra City to the Lake by: ACT Office of the Coordinator General, Hill Thalis, SMEC Australia PTY LTD, MacroPlan Dimasi, JILA and Tania Parkes Consulting.
– Policies Programs and Concepts- small scale: No winner was awarded in this category.


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