2022 Built Environment Award winners announced

  Wednesday 19 October 2022

On Saturday 15 October, Inner West Council’s 2022 Built Environment Awards were held. This year's theme: Curiosity in and about the Built Environment.

29 Kingston Street, Haberfield was awarded the Marrickville Medal. The jury awarded the 2022 Marrickville Medal to this c. 1911 Haberfield cottage, considering it to be a sensitive and well-designed alteration and addition, which complements the original house without overwhelming it.

The judges commented that “The scale, form and siting of the additions have been carefully considered. The new brick pavilion to the rear, with hipped roof and skillion verandah, is separated from the house via a glazed link and a small garden area, and allows for the retention of substantial open space to the rear garden.

“An attic room has been incorporated in the main house in an innovative manner, without any impact on the roof form apart from the installation of modestly proportioned skylights.

“The reconstruction of the front fence and gate to their earlier form and detail based on a historic photograph, and the tuckpointing to the front elevation contribute to the streetscape, and a modest carport allows the retention of the important view down the side of the house to the garden.”  

The winner of the open category of the Urban Photography Awards is Julie Gabriel for ‘Petersham noon.’

Evan Black won the Secondary School for ‘Down the rabbit hole’ and Sophie Dowd took out the Primary School category for ‘Tower Power’.

This year's Marrickville Medal judges were Matt Devine, Malcolm Garder and Niall Macken. Michael Nicholson, Shane Rozario and Sinclair Croft judged the Urban Photography Awards.

The Built Environment Awards are two separate programs that contribute to and celebrate our understanding of the inner west's built heritage: the Marrickville Medal for Conservation, and the Inner West Urban Photography Competition.

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 Urban Photography Competition encourages engagement with the Inner West Council urban landscape, and must in some way feature, reference or comment on heritage attributes of the Inner West our built environment.

For a full list of finalists, go to innerwest.nsw.gov.au/BuiltEnvironmentAwards

For a print quality image of the winning entries, or an interview with a property owner or architect, contact the Communications team.

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