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Nominations open for grand designs in Port Phillip



Port Phillip Council in Melbourne is calling for nominations for its biennial City of Port Phillip Design and Development Awards 2020, presented in conjunction with the National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne Design Week. 

The nominations are for awards that have been held every two years since 1998. The awards encourage and celebrate design excellence in urban design, architecture, Heritage, public space, sustainability, interior architecture and urban art in Port Phillip. 

The Council is seeking entries from projects completed before 1 October 2019 that have not previously been nominated for a City of Port Phillip Design & Development Award. 

Mayor Dick Gross says the awards are highly respected among industry professionals. 

“Council received more than 60 nominations in 2018 and we hope to see an increase this year. Port Phillip is renowned as a City that celebrates good design and innovation and these awards showcase the best of the best,” says Gross. 

“We’re proud to be featured as part of Melbourne Design Week, Australia’s leading annual international design event, sharing Port Phillip’s flair with the world.” 

The jury, to be announced on 18 October 2019, will comprise industry professionals, councillors and council officers. 

Previous winners of City of Port Phillip Design and Development Awards include Six Degrees Architects, OOF! Architecture with Mitty Price, OCULUS Landscape Architecture & Urban Design with Port of Melbourne and Colin Sheppard and Grant Amon Architects.

City of Port Phillip Design and Development Awards 2020 key dates: 

  • 2 October 2019 – Nominations open 
  • 18 October 2019 – Jury panel announced 
  • 18 November 2019 – Nominations close 
  • 17 January 2020 – Shortlisted applicants notified and published. 
  • 19 March 2020 – Design & Development Awards 2020 presentation event. 

Click here for more information. 

Image: Clare Cousins Architects with CBD Contracting and Eckersley Garden Architecture – Baffle House (Residential Dwelling: Alteration or New Build – Commendation).


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