The Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project by Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership has again been recognised, this time internationally, claiming Landscape Architecture of the Year at the 2016 American Architecture Awards.
The AAP was created by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, together with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press.
Now into its 22nd year, it is America’s most respected architectural awards, recognising globally significant projects in architecture, interior design and landscape architecture.
A winner is chosen in each discipline covering over 41 subcategories.
The project’s director Mike Horne said “This is an immense honour. To be awarded in the company of such outstanding international work demonstrates just how much Sydney Park resonates. Not only have we created an interwoven network of community infrastructures and ‘made’ systems, the City has taken another significant step in transforming this former brick pit and landfill site into a vibrant new urban parkland”.
“The project’s success lies in its unique fusion of design, art, science and ecology. Turpin + Crawford Studio, David Knights (formerly Alluvium) and Mia Dalby-Ball (formerly Dragonfly Environmental) brought incredible verve, skill and openness of spirit to the project – their contribution cannot be underestimated. The City of Sydney also deserve special recognition for their curatorial rigour and commitment to quality on behalf of the community.”
This is the 5th award for the project this year, most recently awarded the Australian Good Design MAAS Award and the AILA NSW Award of Excellence.
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