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City of Port Phillip's Design & Development Awards 2018 Shortlist Revealed

Article Originally Published On Urban Melbourne - Published February 2018

The City of Port Phillip has announced the shortlisted entries in its Design and 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 and 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


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


3. Place making

  • The Maritime Cove Community Park - OCULUS landscape Architecture and Urban Design


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


5. Public Art

  • 'Blue Wren' - ADA Consulting
  • 'Elwood House' - Piccolo
  • 'Ode' - Pace Development Group


6. Interior fit out

  • Dog's Bar, St Kilda
  • MeatworksCo, South Melbourne


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. 

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." 

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