NEWS: Bunjil Place receives William Wardell Award for Public Architecture
The 2018 Victorian Architecture Awards, held Friday July 29 awarded Bunjil Place the William Wardell Award for Public Architecture.
Bunjil Place is the largest project ever undertaken by a local government in Victoria, comprising Council offices, an 800 seat theatre, 200 seat black box studio, public library, art gallery and function centre, all centred around a new community plaza with integrated cafe, urban screen and war memorial, as well as a community amphitheatre.
The Jury noted that Bunjil Place was “a highly aspirational project” with a foyer roof in which timber has been used “in a monumental way”.
“The expressive roof form energetically soars over a myriad of programmatic requirements cleverly providing shelter, identity and unity with this one move,” they wrote.
Amy Muir, Victorian chapter president, said the winning projects of the night represented the diversity of work being completed across the state.
“Victorians understand the value of good design and the enormous benefits it brings to building engaged and resilient communities. The award winning architects are not prepared to accept the status quo and have worked incredibly hard to deliver outstanding contributions to our state’s architecture and infrastructure landscape.”
We wish to congratulate the City of Casey for their aspirational brief and long term collaboration throughout the project; contractor, Multiplex; and all consultants involved.