2018 Built Environment Award winners

Inner West Council’s Built Environment Awards were announced at a reception at the Kirkbride Theatre, Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain, on Saturday, 5 May.

The restitution of a riverside terrace house in Marrickville won the 2018 Marrickville Medal for Conservation, while Julie Gabriel won the Open category of the 2018 Urban Photography Awards.

The terrace house, on Thornley Street Marrickville, took out the top award for what the judges said were “excellent conservation and streetscape outcomes” and “thoughtful attention to the geography of Marrickville and the Cooks River”.

The original 1886 Victorian Italianate terrace house’s detail had been removed last century, with lost elements including the front balcony, iron lace and cast iron columns.

Mackenzie Pronk Architects oversaw the renewal of the house, which included replacement details sourced either from demolition yards or reconstructions, while the original timber floors and tessellated tiles were uncovered and restored.

Ms Gabriel’s winning entry for the Urban Photography Award, New Canterbury Road, was described by the judges as “a well exposed, punchy and vibrant photo taken at a beautiful time of day. Love the colours and the clean and simple lines.”

Council’s Built Environment Awards contribute to and celebrate the Inner West's built heritage.

The Awards are part of the National Trust’s 2018 Australian Heritage Festival which runs throughout April and May.

For an interview with an award winner, or a print quality image, contact the Communication team.

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