Pirrama Park wins top award at National Institute of Architects Awards

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Pirrama Park wins top award at National Institute of Architects Awards

Pirrama Park wins top award at National Institute of Architects Awards

Pirrama Park has been awarded the Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design at the 2010 Australian Institute of Architects National Awards ceremony. The Walter Burley Griffin Award presented to ASPECT Studios, Hill Thalis Architecture+Urban Projects, CAB Consulting and the City of Sydney Council is the top award in the Urban Design and public space category. Pirrama Park, the former Water Police headquarters in Pyrmont, Sydney has been transformed into a multi-use 1.8 hectare harbourside park. Significant features are its sandstone artefacts, innovative playground and shoreline promenade. Jury citation: For a city enamoured with its harbour image, Sydney has surprisingly few places where you can dangle your feet in the water. It offers a model for the future redevelopment of the foreshore. This is a great public space because it respects the past without treating it as a museum artefact…It feels like every activity the community could want is catered for. Discover more about the project by clicking here. Return to News