Inner West Built Environment Awards 2017
Nominations are now open for the Inner West Built Environment Awards 2017.
The Awards celebrate Inner West Council’s rich cultural and architectural heritage.
In particular, the Inner West Built Environment Awards Marrickville Medal for Conservation – which has been awarded annually since 1995 – recognises building works that have positive conservation outcomes.
This could include preservation, restoration, reconstruction, adaptation or interpretation.
The more recent Sustainable Building Award celebrates sustainable building design and practice in the Inner West local government area.
And the popular Urban Photography Competition encourages photographers of all ages and abilities to engage with the Inner West urban landscape.
“Our local government area is full of uniquely interesting places, spaces, and details which often do evoke passionate responses,” said Administrator of Inner West Council Richard Pearson.
“Council is specifically seeking imaginative and sensitive re-adaptions and renovations for the Marrickville Medal, and creative eco-friendly buildings for the Sustainable Building Award,” Mr Pearson said.
“And photographers of all ages can enter the Urban Photography Competition. They will find the inner west an infinitely inspiring subject,” Mr Pearson said.
All the winners will be chosen by independent panels of experts and specialists in the fields of heritage, architecture, photography, and sustainable building.
Last year, a contemporary addition to the rear of a Federation house in Audley Street Petersham won the 2016 Marrickville Medal for Conservation. The “boldly contemporary” addition, split-level over two-stories, is not visible from the street – exemplifying “an accepted philosophy for extending and modernising a contributory building in a historic context, whilst retaining its key heritage values”, according to the judges.
The winner of the Sustainable Building Award was a “simple restrained house that gets the passive design basics right”, according to the judges. The house boasts sustainable features such as well-oriented, correctly shaded, insect-screened double glazing, recycled or plantation materials, and “bold use of hempcrete exposed internally and as ceiling insulation”.
The winner of the Open category of the Urban Photography Competition was Geoff Harvey for Temple in Tempe.
Entries close midnight Sunday 5 March 2017.