2019 AIA WA Awards: Multiple Awards Wins for Yagan Square

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2019 AIA WA Awards: Multiple Awards Wins for Yagan Square

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2019 WA Architecture Awards, which honour and celebrate excellence in architecture across the state.

We’re incredibly proud that our project Yagan Square, by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, and designed in collaboration with Lyons Architects and iredale pedersen hook architects, has been recognised in four separate categories in this year’s AIA awards.

Yagan Square has been awarded the John Septimus Roe Award in the category of ‘Urban Design’, as well as the ‘Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture’.

Furthermore, Yagan Square also received commendations in the categories of ‘Public Architecture’ and ‘Mondoluce Lighting Award’.

WA chapter president Peter Hobbs said, “This year’s winning projects demonstrate the importance of quality architecture when it comes to creating and sustaining successful, vibrant communities not just today, but well into the future.”

Thank you to the tremendous efforts by the entire collaborative team, as well as our own people for their ongoing commitment to deliver sustainable and joyous relationships between the human and natural environments through landscape architecture.

Yagan Square

Initiated by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, Yagan Square is part of the Perth City Link Project – one of the city’s most exciting redevelopments, reconnecting the CBD with Northbridge for the first time in more than 100 years. Perth’s newest major public space will be a place to have fun, meet, play, eat and shop.

ASPECT Studios together with Lyons and iredale pedersen hook architects completed the design for Yagan Square. Yagan Square was officially opened in March 2018.

The design concepts have responded to the vision of Yagan Square to be an inclusive, welcoming and an active cultural and civic destination representative of a diversity of the local and Perth region and broader Western Australia. The concepts are representative of the ideas of convergence: of geologies, tracks, narratives, indigenous and non-indigenous people and culture within the Square itself.

The wildflower gardens will showcase the unique and diverse qualities of West Australian flora, providing a taste of the West Australian landscape. From the variety of Eucalyptus species found across the State and Perth to gardens that heighten the seasonal characters and colours.

Water also plays a major part in the story of Yagan Square and the unique feature has been developed with Artist, Jon Tarry. As a sequence of connected elements, the water features provide physical and experiential enhancements to the public landscape, encouraging the visitor to look, touch, feel and enjoy.