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Eight projects have been awarded at the City of Port Phillip Design and Development awards.
Phooey Architects Skinners Reserve, a childrens playground crafted from reused shipping containers, received the Mayors Award for its architectural excellence in sustainability, and its contribution to engaging with the local community.
Other winners on the night included Jackson Clements Burrows, who was awarded the Best Sustainable Development for 2-4 Ross Place in South Melbourne, and Best Non-residential Development for 8 Rocklea Drive in Port Melbourne.
Michael McKenna Architecture won the Best New Development (6 units or more) for 52 Barkly Street in St Kilda Pyrmont, while Best New Single Dwelling was won by David Vernon Architect for 8 Jervois Street, St Kilda East Courtyard House.
72-74 Spray Street, Elwood by MA Architects won Best New Development (2-5 units), and Best Contribution to Urban Art was awarded to Martin Hodge for 17 Robe Street, St Kilda.
The Best Heritage Redevelopment went to RBA Architects 17 Coventry Place, South Melbourne. The original Singapore Cottage was manufactured by Malay carpenters for Chinese traders in Singapore, made available for sale in the early 1850s. The new addition to the rear of the heritage building creates an appropriate backdrop that enhances the setting of this cottage in its urban setting of South Melbourne.
The winners were announced at the Prince of Wales Hotel last night. Victorian State Government Architect, Geoffrey London, gave a speech at the event on Resilient Architecture.
The awards, now in their tenth year, recognise design excellence in architecture, sustainable development and urban art in the Port Phillip area. Established in 1998, they were the first design awards to be held by a local government in Victoria.