Proposition 2065 winner revealed

Oct 29, 2010
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Hayball + Monash University Architecture have been announced as the winning team in AR’s design competition, Proposition 2065. This is the second time Hayball have won Proposition, having previously won Proposition 3047 in 2006 – the first year of the competition.

The competition’s aim is to produce innovative architectural concepts and development solutions for a specific site. The brief for 2010 challenged entrants to design a mixed-use development for a disused site in St Leonards in Sydney. After an initial round of judging in June, when four designs were shortlisted for Stage 2 of the competition, teams were given additional time to develop their proposals further ahead of the final jury day.

The jury was impressed with the design outcomes displayed in the submission submitted by Hayball + Monash University Architecture, as well as the methodology that produced the architectural solutions. The jury praised the team’s interest in the relationship between the fringe and mainstream commercial aspects of the development, with a proposal that included flexible and adaptable modular solutions.

The submission from HBO + EMTB was highly commended by the jury for its well resolved design across the proposal’s commercial, retail, residential and public domain elements and practical design solutions. The design featured a prominent green wall, while the development was designed to be finished in stages – making it an economically viable solution for the site.

Commendations were awarded to two further teams, Peddle Thorp + Sustainable Built Environments and Carterwilliamson Architects + Studio Zanardo. The jury acknowledged the improvements made to Peddle Thorp + Sustainable Built Environments’ proposal since Stage 1 of the competition, particularly in defining the complex artificial ground plan and the effects of the public domain on the linkages with the key grade connections to the locality. However, the jury decided the architecture in the submission lacked sufficient commercial strength with its current FSR.

Carterwilliamson Architects + Studio Zanardo’s design aimed to incorporate a group of distinct ideas into an integrated strategy. The proposal featured a well-defined and generous public domain, though the jury felt the architectural elements of the submission were insufficiently developed.

To view the full submissions from all four finalists, go to [“www.proposition.com.au”:http://www.proposition.com.au/]
AR would like to thank to the sponsors of Proposition 2065: Willoughby City Council, Altomonte Holdings, Graphisoft and Polyflor.

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29 Oct 10 at 5:40 AM • Christopher Moore

Congratulations to everyone at Hayball and Monash Uni for a great entry (yes, I’m biased. I work for Hayball)! Well deserved team. And well done to all the other entrants. I think this is a very worthy competition. Thanks AR.


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