Mindeerup wins international award

Media Release 11 November 2020
Connect South

The animal canopies at the piazza at Mindeerup have received international recognition at the Architecture MasterPrize Awards (AMP) 2020.

The multi-million project took out an award in the installation and structures category. The canopies were judged ‘Best of the Best’, along with six other international projects from China, USA, Mexico, and Singapore.  Architect Iredale Pedersen Hook received the award in partnership with Place Laboratory and ETC.

The award submission detailed how the proposed design of the canopies embraces a unique story being curated throughout the Connect South Mends Street Project. The notion of an animal parade being embedded into the canopies, highlights the prominence of the Perth Zoo in South Perth’s lineage. The canopies take form as abstract creatures, the numbat and frilled-neck lizard, and were selected to represent Perth Zoo’s focus on conservation and its commitment to wildlife while showcasing native fauna. Origami includes a structural logic through the stiffening of plate metal and facilitates the visual abstraction of the species.

The Architecture MasterPrize, celebrates the best in international architecture. Its major focus is to advance the appreciation of quality architectural design worldwide. Celebrating creativity and innovation in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design, the prize is open to submissions on a global level and accepts entries from architects around the world. To view the other winners click here.

The piazza at Mindeerup has received five other awards in the last 12 months including, national recognition at the 2020 Landscape Architecture Awards in October this year, two awards at the WA awards ceremony in August, the Award for Excellence in the Civic Landscape category and the Tourism Award and the Iwan Iwanoff Award for Small Project Architecture and the Commendation Award for Lighting at the WA Architecture Awards.

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.

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