Early next month Director Mike Horne and the Turf Design Studio leadership team will head to the UK for the 59th Civic Trust Awards ceremony. The Civic Trust Awards celebrate exceptional architecture, urban design, public realm and public art projects from around the world.
Sydney Park Water Re-use Project competed with a strong field of UK-based and international entrants. Other shortlisted projects include Nørreport Station, Denmark (COBE with Gottlieb Paludal Architects), the Collier Memorial, USA (Howeler + Yoon Architecture LLP), and Serpentine Pavilion 2017, UK (Kéré Architecture). All shortlisted entrants will receive an award or commendation on the awards night, Friday 9th March, 2018, in Manchester, UK.
“The Sydney Park Water Re-use Project design provides a bold, high-quality and conscientious enhancement of public space.” – Jury citation, Australian Urban Design Awards
In partnership with the City of Sydney, landscape architects Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership led a multidisciplinary team of water engineering, public art, ecology, lighting, and other specialists on this $11 million landmark project.
Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project demonstrates excellence in design through an integrated response that delivers a unique and dynamic city parkland, integrating landfill remediation, recreation, enhanced biodiversity, civil infrastructure, with new urban water re-use systems. The project:
- Is the City of Sydney’s largest stormwater harvesting and re-use facility
- Harvests 850 million litres of stormwater annually
- Is designed to reduce City of Sydney’s potable water demand by 10% before 2030
- Revitalises 40 hectares of former landfill site into wetlands, playgrounds, wildlife habitat, and recreational areas.
“An inspiring and innovative project that goes way beyond standard sustainability outcomes but also captures the hearts and minds of everyone who visits and reminds them about our most important resource, water.
“It is truly inspirational to see how Turf Design Studio has transformed an urban stormwater management system (once a lifeless engineered solution) into a life-giving nourishing place. It does its engineering job seamlessly with its perhaps even higher calling of engaging with people to play, get wet, perhaps fall over, but without a doubt – to love it, and return again and again. Superb.” – Jury citation, Sustainability Awards 2016
The American Architecture Prize Landscape Architecture of the Year Award (Platinum) 2016
Australia Prize in Urban Design Award for Major Built Infrastructure 2016
AILA (National Awards) Infrastructure Award 2016
AILA (NSW Awards) Excellence Award 2016
Sydney Design Awards 2015
Good Design Awards 2016
Sustainability Awards 2016 – Outdoor Structure
Australians dominate inaugural American Architecture Prize, Architecture Australia
Australia Award for Urban Design, Delivered Outcome – Large Scale, Landscape Australia
Six Australian parks ranked among the world’s best, Architecture Australia