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The shortlist for the Sustainability Awards 2023 has been announced, with three Woods Bagot projects named across five categories.
Now in its 17th year, the Sustainability Awards is Australia’s longest running and most prestigious awards program dedicated to acknowledging excellence in sustainable design and architecture.
This year’s awards garnered a high volume of entries and a “high calibre of submissions”, the organisers said.
“Sustainability Awards has intensified, especially given the profound events of the last few years… Therefore, it’s not surprising that this year’s 2023 Sustainability Awards have garnered an exceptionally high volume, and for that matter, a high calibre of submissions.”
Three Woods Bagot projects have been shortlisted across five different categories. Shortlisted projects include 83 Pirie Street for the Commercial Architecture (Large) category; Heritage Lanes for Commercial Architecture (Large) and Adaptive Reuse (Alteration/Addition); and Melbourne Connect for Commercial Architecture (Large) and Education & Research.
Woods Bagot Principal and design leader on Melbourne Connect Hazel Porter says that environmentally responsible design and accountability for the lifecycle of materials in the built environment is imperative for new buildings today.
“As architects and designers, we have a responsibility to create flexible buildings that are designed to last, are sympathetic to their contexts, and use the most sustainable and sensibly sourced materials where possible,” says Porter.
Entries are assessed across eleven project categories, selected during a live judging day by a jury comprising Simon Lincoln (Make Architects), Alex Symes (Alexander Symes Architect), Simone Schenkle (Gruen Architecture), Kate Nason (Fraser Property), Mahalath Halperin (Mahalath Halperin Architects), David Coates (Sustainable Building and Design), Jeremy Spencer (Positive Footprints Sustainable Design and Construction), Arianna Brambilla (University of Sydney), Marni Reti (Kaunitz Yeung Architecture), and Ben Peake (Carter Williams Architects)
Winners of the 2023 Sustainability Awards will be revealed at the gala night at the Sustainability Summit, hosted at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney on 9 November.
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