Wood Marsh wins at Premier’s Design Awards

July 22, 2010

Wood Marsh’s Eastlink and Lyons’ HouseMuseum awarded at the Victorian Premier’s Design Award 2010.

Melbourne architecture firms Wood Marsh and Lyons are among the winners at Victoria’s 2010 Premier’s Design Awards, announced at a presentation on Wednesday 21 July.

Wood Marsh’s Eastlink Freeway was one of five finalists who was rewarded with a Premier’s Design Award, while Lyons’ Lyon HouseMuseum was Highly Commended.

Innovation Minister Gavin Jennings presented the awards on behalf of Premier John Brumby, in an event at the new PIXEL building, designed by Studio 505.

At the presentation, Jennings described the winning projects as “shining examples of the benefits that clever thinking and good design can bring to the economic, social and environmental well-being of Victorians.”

The awards recognise excellence in design, and form part of the state’s $15m Design Victoria Strategy.

Five winners were announced at the event:
* Python Underground Processing Plant, Gekko Systems SA and Gekko Systems (Ballarat)
* The Golden Age of Couture Exhibition, Bendigo Art Gallery and Studio Round
* Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program, Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
* Eastlink (Urban Design), ConnectEast, Wood Marsh Architecture and John Holland
* Whizkids, the National eTherapy Centre and Swinburne University of Technology, Faculty of Design

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