The 2013 Australia Awards for Urban Design (AAUD) were announced on 25 June at a dinner at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
Three projects were voted Australia’s best urban design for 2013: the 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 were awarded the Australia’s best urban design projects for 2013.
No award was made this year for the category small-scale policies, programs and concepts.
Delivered Outcome Award – Large-scale
Northern Busway (Windsor to Kedron) – Tract Consultants, PBAJV, Thiess John Holland, Transport and Main Roads, Cottee Parker Architects, Bligh Tanner, Hydroplan, Dotdash, Holistic Trees
Revitalising Central Dandenong: Lonsdale Street Redevelopment – TCL + BKK
Delivered Outcome Award – Small-scale
Sydney Laneway Upgrades: Central Precinct (Ash Street & Angel Place) and Chinatown – Aspect Studios with the City of Sydney Council
Policies, Programs and Concepts Award – Large-scale
Linking Canberra City to the Lake – ACT Office of the Coordinator General, Hill Thalis, SMEC Australia, MacroPlan Dimasi, JILA, Tania Parkes Consulting
The Australia Award for Urban Design was first presented in 1996 and is hosted annually by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), supported by the Australian Institute of Architects, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Consult Australia, Green Building Council of Australia, the Property Council of Australia and the Urban Design Forum.
More about the AAUD and previous winners.