City of Port Phillip's Design & Development Awards 2018 shortlist revealed

The City of Port Phillip has announced the shortlisted entries in its Design & Development Awards for 2018. The jury panel and staff were impressed with the quantity and high quality of entries across all categories creating a welcome challenge during the shortlisting process for all involved. 

The Design & Development Awards encourage and celebrate design excellence within the Port Phillip municipality, and intend to showcase exemplars in the fields of residential and non-residential architecture, urban design, heritage conservation, environmental and sustainable design, public art, interior design and placemaking.

The awards have generally been held biennially since 1998, with the last Awards event being held in 2014.

The shortlisted projects are as follows:

1. Residential dwelling: alteration or new build 

  • Acute House - OOF! Architecture
  • Baffle House - Clare Cousins Architects
  • Brooke Street Residence - Toby Earle
  • Dreamcatcher - Fred Architecture
  • Loch Street Residence - Matyas Architects
  • Mills, The Toy Management House - Austin Maynard Architects
  • Myrtle Tree House - MAKE Architecture
  • St Kilda Mixed Use House - DDB Design Development + Building
  • St Vincent Place House - Nicholas Murray Architects
  • The Corner House - POLYstudio
Baffle House, Clare Cousins Architects. Image : Supplied


2. Multi-unit and mixed-use development

  • Art House - Justin Architecture
  • Elwood House - Piccolo
  • James Joyce - Bojan Simic Architecture
  • St Kilda East Townhouses - Jost Architects
  • West Beach Townhouses - Grant Amon Architects
Elwood House, Piccolo + Woods Bagot + Hecker Guthrie. Image : Supplied

3. Place making

  • The Maritime Cove Community Park - OCULUS landscape Architecture & Urban Design
Maritime Cove Community Park, OCULUS. Image : Supplied

4. Non-residential development

  • Albert Park College Environmental Arts Hub - Six Degrees Architects
  • Palais Theatre Project - Development Victoria
  • Point Ormond Amenities Block - Garner Davis Architects
  • The Gipson Commons, St Michael's Grammar School - Architectus
Albert Park College Environmental Arts Hub, Six Degrees Architects. Image : Supplied

5. Public Art

  • 'Blue Wren' - ADA Consulting
  • 'Elwood House' - Piccolo
  • 'Ode' - Pace Development Group
'Blue Wren', ADA Consulting. Image : Supplied

6. Interior fit out

  • Dog's Bar, St Kilda
  • MeatworksCo, South Melbourne
MeatworksCo, South Melbourne. Image : Supplied

For the full set of images and project descriptions click here.

The Awards presentation event will be hosted at the National Gallery of Victoria on 20 March 2018 as part of the NGV's Melbourne Design Week 2018 (15 - 25 March). 

The ticketed free public event will be hosted by comedian Tim Ross who has a long-standing passion for architecture and design. Register for tickets here.

The theme for this year's design week is 'Design Effects' "reflecting the view that it takes design excellence and thoughtful development to balance increasing growth and maintain the unique character of diverse and distinctive neighbourhoods." 

Lead Image: Cave Urban, 'Regenesis 2017.' Photo by p1xels

Development & Planning

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 00:00
Further change to Chapel Street's streetscape could be on the way should a new development application lodged with Stonnington City council from joint venture proponents Franzé developments and Sampieri Group gain approval. Located across addresses 430-438 Chapel Street and adjacent to the Temperance Hotel, Franzé and Sampieri have proposed a 7 level mixed-use building that would see retail, commercial/office and residential spaces.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 00:00
Gamuda Land is set to unveil an impressive collection of artwork for the soon to be completed 661 Chapel St development in South Yarra. Andy Dinan, Director of Mars Gallery which is renowned for exhibiting and promoting contemporary Australian artists, has been invited to specially curate the art collection throughout the development; included will be some of Australia’s most collected artists.

Visual Melbourne

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:00
The various spaces and elements which combine to form RMIT's New Academic Street (NAS) have progressively begun to open to students and visitors alike. I was recently fortunate enough to be part of an informal group tour through the completed spaces within NAS, led by Harrison and White which had a hand in the project.

Transport & Design

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 07:01
As part of its $88 million redevelopment, the State Library of Victoria (SLV) is providing Victorian apprentices, trainees and cadets with the opportunity to help with its transformation as part of its Vision 2020. The expansive project will create additional space for public use, restore and reopen the Ian Potter Queen’s Hall, and reinstate the historic Russell Street entrance.

Sustainability & Environment

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:00
One of the world’s more unique International design competitions - The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) 2018 - has come to Melbourne. Sponsored by the State Government of Victoria, the competition opened in early January but was officially launched on Saturday, Feb 10 th as part of the Sustainable Living Festival, Melbourne.