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Kerstin Thompson takes out Urban Design prize at Melbourne Awards

Kerstin Thompson takes out Urban Design prize at Melbourne Awards


Announced on Saturday 12 November, the Melbourne Awards recognises inspirational Melburnians making extraordinary contributions to our community.

This year’s awards acknowledge the outstanding work of 27 finalists across eight categories – Aboriginal Melbourne – ganbu guljin, Arts and Events, Community, Hospitality, Knowledge and Innovation, LGBTQI+, Sustainability and Urban Design.

This year, Kerstin Thompson Architects with BVN was awarded the Urban Design prize for the design of workplace, Queens & Collins.

Kerstin Thompson Architects. Photo: Melbourne Awards.

In June 2017, KTA was commissioned to re-imagine the Gothic Bank Complex at the corner of Queen Street and Collins Street.

With a brief ‘to reposition a commercial asset,’ they saw the potential to exploit the urban opportunity while celebrating Melbourne’s remarkable neo-gothic heritage.

Photo: Derek Swalwell.

Their design approach aligns these aspirations with a network of in-between spaces reconnecting people with climate, sky and the city.

The finished project offers the city a unique model that blurs the lines between public and private, connecting us in new ways at a time when connecting could not be more needed.

Photo: Leo Showell.

Queens & Collins is also shortlisted in IDEA 2022, featuring in the Workplace Over 1000 sqm category.

Winners will be announced next Thursday at the Timber Yard in Melbourne grab your ticket now!

Also in Melbourne, EAT Architecture pays homage to kawaii aesthetics in Glenferrie ice cream shop.


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