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Above: Newtown Interchange, by Caldis Cook Group in assoc. with NSW Government Architect’s office. Photo by Ross Thornton.
Five projects have been shortlisted for the City of Sydney Lord Mayor’s Prize, recently established to recognise design excellence in the public domain across central Sydney.
The five projects in the running are:
– The Art Gallery of New South Wales Forecourt Upgrade, by Johnson Pilton Walker
– Darling Quarter, by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with ASPECT Studios & Lend Lease
– Newtown Interchange, by Caldis Cook Group in assoc. with NSW Government Architect’s office
– The Wayside Chapel, by Environa Studio
– VSQ2, by Tony Caro Architecture
The projects have been shortlisted for the prize from all 2013 NSW Architecture Award entries, except single residential dwelling houses and residential alterations and additions, by the City of Sydney’s Director of City Planning, Development and Transport, Graham Jahn AM.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore says the prize is designed to encourage projects that improve the quality of the public domain, making Sydney more liveable and engaging.
“We need to celebrate the imaginative, innovative and inspiring design that gives our city its personality,” says the Lord Mayor.
“These projects accentuate the quality of our open spaces and urban environments […] Each one makes the most of its urban backdrop, creating wonderful open spaces to be discovered and enjoyed.”
The winner of the prize will be announced as part of the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2013 NSW Architecture Awards, happening on 27 June.