Connect South project wins at WA Architecture Awards

Media Release 1 July 2020
Connect South

The City’s $7.5 million Connect South project has been recognised at the WA Architecture Awards.

Iredale Pederson Hook architects, Place Laboratory and ETC received two awards for the project, the Iwan Iwanoff Award for Small Project Architecture and the Commendation Award for Lighting

The Connect South project, completed earlier this year, involved the creation of two giant canopies in the shape of a numbat and frilled neck lizard made from plate aluminium in the form of an origami folding process.

The canopies were designed in consultation with the Perth Zoo focusing on conservation and native fauna, creating a vibrant entry point leading visitors and residents along Mends Street to the Zoo and greater South Perth, while providing shade and weather protection.

The project is now in the running for the National Architecture Awards and the National Dulux Colour Awards in the commercial and multi residential exterior category later this year.

The Connect South project was developed from the South Perth Foreshore Strategy and Management Plan which identified the Mends Street area for redevelopment.

The $7.5 million project was made possible with $2.5 million from the National Stronger Regions, Round 3 funding and $5 million from the City of South Perth.

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