ASPECT Studios Wins 2009 CCAA Public Domain Awards

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ASPECT Studios Wins 2009 CCAA Public Domain Awards

ASPECT Studios Wins 2009 CCAA Public Domain Awards

  ASPECT Studios is proud to announce our recent achievements at the 2009 National CCAA Public Domain Awards.   The landmark Pirrama Park on the Former Water Police site at Pyrmont was last week judged Australia’s best public urban landscape project. Designed by ASPECT Studios in collaboration with Hill Thalis Architecture and constructed by Ford Civil Contractors for the City of Sydney, the winning project took out the top prize as winner of Best Overall Project as well as snatching up awards in two other categories; Best Project for NSW and joint winner in the precincts category for the best public domain project. Overlooking the Harbour on Pyrmont peninsula, the park combines elements of the site’s history and waterfront environment with more contemporary forms and materials to create what the judges described as ‘an outcome of apparent simplicity and exemplary coherence.’ Full jury citation as follows: ‘The jury has selected the New Park at the Former Water Police Site on Sydney Harbour as the overall winner of the 2009 CCAA Public Domain Awards for the extensive range of techniques and forms it employs. Despite the range, the design demonstrates the skill and control necessary to combine them all on a complex site, achieving an outcome of apparent simplicity and exemplary coherence.’ ASPECT Studios also received a Commendation in the Paths Category for Wetland 5. Jury comments as follows: ‘While challenged to debate whether this installation was best categorised as wall, light or path, the jury concluded that the strength of the design was its elegant conflation of all three as a single unit. Geometry, colour, scale, surface texture and illumination are masterfully controlled to provide a dramatic contrast to the rusticity of the adjacent wetland.’ The CCAA National Public Domain Awards received 110 entries from around Australia and showcase Australia's best public domain projects.   Return to News