Winners of 2018 City of Port Phillip Design & Development Awards announced

The winners of the City of Port Phillip Design & Development Awards 2018 were announced on Tuesday 20 March at the NGV International, as a part of the programme for Melbourne Design Week 2018.

Hosted by Tim Ross and Mayor Cr Bernadene Voss, and presented by jurors Professor Donald Bates, Shelley Penn, Deputy Mayor Cr Dick Gross, Cr Katherine Copsey and Cr David Brand, the event brought together community, industry and Council to celebrate and promote design excellence in the municipality.

The evening was hosted by Tim Ross and Mayor Cr Bernadene Voss with awards presented by jurors

This year's list of winners included a community park for all ages, the renewal of the iconic Palais Theatre, the restoration of a Victorian timber worker’s cottage and the conversion of Port Melbourne’s first post office.

This year’s Design Week theme, Design Effects, recognises the importance of design excellence and thoughtful development in balancing growth and maintaining the unique character of diverse and distinctive neighbourhoods.

I can’t think of a more relevant theme for Port Phillip as we are very proud of our much-loved neighbourhoods and have pledged in our long-term vision to do our utmost to keep our City’s character as Port Phillip continues to grow.

- Bernadene Voss, Mayor City of Port Phillip

The winners of each category and commendations are listed below:

Mayor's Choice Award

The Maritime Cove Community Park. Image : Supplied

Winner(s) : 

  • The Maritime Cove Community Park - OCULUS Landscape Architecture & Urban Design with Port of Melbourne

Residential dwelling - alteration or new build

Acute House and St Kilda Mixed Use House. Images : Supplied

WInner(s) : 

  • Acute House – OOF! Architecture with Mitty Price, and;
  • St Kilda Mixed Use House – DDB Design Development & Building with Matt Gibson Architecture & Design

Commendation(s) :

  • Baffle House - Clare Cousins Architects
  • Myrtle Tree House - MAKE Architecture

Multi-unit and mixed use development

Elwood House. Image : Supplied

WInner(s) : 

Commendation(s) :

  • House and a half - Three C Architects

Place making

Winner(s) : 

  • The Maritime Cove Community Park - OCULUS Landscape Architecture & Urban Design with Port of Melbourne

Non-residential development

Albert Park College Environmental Arts Hub. Image : Supplied

Winner(s) : 

  • Albert Park College Environmental Arts Hub – Six Degrees Architects

Commendation(s) :

  • The Gipson Commons, St Michael's Grammar School - Architectus
  • Point Ormond Amenities Block - Garner Davis Architects

Interior fit out

Dog’s Bar St Kilda. Image : Supplied

Winner(s) : 

  • Dog’s Bar St Kilda with Colin Sheppard & Grant Amon Architects

Commendation(s) :

  • MeatworksCo, South Melbourne

Heritage Conservation

The Palais Theatre restoration. Image : Supplied

Winner(s) : 

  • Albert Park College Environmental Arts Hub – Six Degrees Architects
  • Palais Theatre – Development Victoria with DELWP and City of Port Phillip

Commendation(s) :

  • Acute House - OOF! Architecture
  • Beetson-Reid House -  RBA Architects & Conservation Consultants

Out of Bounds Citation

  • Icon, St Kilda - Pace Development Group

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