Mindeerup wins more awards
Mindeerup, on the South Perth Foreshore has taken out another two architecture awards.
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects WA (AILA) recognised the project at its annual awards ceremony at the weekend. Place Laboratory (landscape architect), received the Award for Excellence in the Civic Landscape category along with the Tourism Award, in partnership with IPH Architects and ETC.
Part of the Connect South project, Mindeerup was completed earlier this year creating a new gateway for South Perth. The project focused on improving public amenity via place activation, wayfinding, access to transport and greater economic opportunity. Mindeerup is quickly establishing itself as the urban heart of South Perth and a destination for regional and international visitors.
The piazza offers an engaging visitor experience with active and passive spaces, a range of seating options and feature lighting. Two giant canopies in the shape of a numbat and frilled neck lizard take centre stage and can be seen from as far as Kings Park and the CBD. 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 judges were impressed with the manner which this familiar site had been transformed into a space that now has significantly greater options for use and visitation. The seamless integration into Mends Street and the South Perth fabric provides enviable potential for the development of this riverside hub as a day and night venue.
The high level of attention to detailing and quality of finish sets in place a benchmark for future intensively used riverside developments.
The project will now be put forward for the national AILA awards in the two categories.
In June, Iredale Pederson Hook architects, Place Laboratory and ETC also won the Iwan Iwanoff Award for Small Project Architecture and the Commendation Award for Lighting at the WA Architecture Awards for Mindeerup and the Connect South project. 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. Mindeerup was the result of extensive consultation and engagement with the local community throughout the project.
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. For more information click here.
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