Built Environment Awards

The Built Environment Awards are three separate programs that contribute to and celebrate our understating of the inner west's built heritage. They include the following:

Awards evening, Wednesday 3 May

Everyone's invited to the awards evening at Marrickville Town Hall, Wednesday 3 May, 6pm to 8pm.

Guest speaker is Tao Gofers, architect of the Brutalist-style public housing complex Sirius building.

Galleries of finalists and winners

Marrickville Medal for Conservation

The Marrickville Medal for Conservation has been awarded annually since 1995 and was one of the first of its kind in New South Wales.

It celebrates built conservation works that contribute to the understanding and preservation of the Inner West’s rich cultural and architectural heritage.

The award coincides with the state-wide National Trust Heritage Festival held in April–May every year.

Eligibility and Judging

The award is open to all building works, completed in the past three years, having positive conservation outcomes. Conservation includes any of the following approaches:

  • Preservation
  • Restoration
  • Reconstruction
  • Adaptation
  • Interpretation

Works can be large or small, private or public, but the judges will be looking for thoughtful and innovative outcomes.

The three-person judging panel comprises: an owner/designer of the winning property from the previous year, a member of the Marrickville Heritage Society, and a conservation architect.

The theme for 2017 is Legacy and Renewal.

Applications for the 2017 Marrickville Medal for Conservation closed on 3 March.

Inner West Urban Photography Competition

The Inner West Urban Photography Competition is open to people of all ages and abilities, and encourages people to engage with the Inner West Council urban landscape.

Eligibility and Judging

In 2017, Inner West Urban Photography Competition images must in some way feature, reference or comment on the older attributes of our built environment (pre-1960) within the Inner West Council local government area.

The municipality is full of uniquely interesting places, spaces, and details which may evoke strong emotive responses.

The competition specifically seeks a contemporary perspective on the layers of urban fabric around us.

The judging panel may include two or more of the following judges: a photographic teacher or curator, Council's Cultural or Heritage Advisor, a member of the local heritage societies, a commercial photographer or head of photography, and/or an LRAC member.

The theme for 2017 is Legacy and Renewal.

Applications for the 2017 Inner West Sustainable Building Awards closed on 3 March.

Inner West Sustainable Building Award

The Marrickville Sustainable Building Award was held for the first time in 2016.

The Award recognises the contribution sustainable architecture and building works make to our community.

Eligibility and Judging

In 2017, submissions are open to building projects completed within the Inner West Council local government area in the last five years with positive sustainability outcomes.

These could include:

  • ecosystem benefits;
  • reduced carbon emissions;
  • improved air and water quality;
  • resource conservation; and
  • reduced pollution or waste.

The judging panel will comprise experts in sustainable building design and architecture.

The theme for 2017 is Legacy and Renewal.

Applications for the 2017 Marrickville Medal for Conservation closed on 3 March.

Marrickville Medal 2016 Winner - Unfurled House 7 Audley Street Petersham
Marrickville Medal 2016 Commended - 22 Hillcrest Street Tempe
Marrickville Medal 2016 Commended - 37 North Street Marrickville
Urban Photo Comp 2016 Winner - Geoff Harvey Temple in Tempe
Urban Photo Comp 2016 Commended - Geoff Harvey Marrickville Remembers
Urban Photo Comp 2016 Commended - Garry Matthews Windows
Sustainable Building Awards Winner 2016 - 21 Charles Street Marrickville
Sustainable Building Awards 2016 Commended - 2 Fletcher Street, Marrickville
Sustainable Building Awards 2016 Commended 185 Wardell Road Dulwich Hill

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