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Bungarribee Parklands Shelters secures NSW Architecture Award for small projects
The Bungarribee Parklands Shelters in Western Sydney, designed by Stanic Harding Architects with Paramatta Park and Western Sydney Parklands Trusts, have received as the Robert Woodward Award for Small Project Architecture at the 2019 NSW Architecture Awards.
Part of the biggest recreational parkland in Sydney, Bungarribee Park features flying foxes, swing sets, 20 barbecues and the award winning shelter and climbing tower.
Opened in 2017, the 200 hectare recreational park, part of the 5,280 hectare western Sydney park, was developed after four years of community consultation, planning and the wetland rehabilitation.
At the time of its opening, NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said it marked an “exciting chapter” for western Sydney, commenting “generation after generation of families will use this park’s playground, barbecues and open space to create memories that will last a lifetime.”
Becoming the largest recreational space in western Sydney, pushing Homebush’s Bicentennial Park to second largest in the city, Minister Upton added that the $15 million park “is a vital green corridor for the health and wellbeing of all these people and the environment … on the backdoor of more than half a million residents,” she said.
The 2019 NSW Architecture Awards also saw the Green Square Library and Plaza (Studio Hollenstein in association with Stewart Architecture) secure the John Verge Award for Interior Architecture and the NSW Premier's Prize as well as Awards in the Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Design and the Sulman Medal for Public Architecture categories.
Among other awards, the Maitland Riverlink (CHROFI with McGregor Coxall) won the Sulman Medal for Public Architecture, the renewal of the Opera House’s Joan Sutherland Theatre (Scott Carver) won an Award in the Robert Woodward Award for Small Project Architecture category and UNSW Roundhouse (Tonkin Zulaikha Greer) won an Award in the Milo Dunphy Award for Sustainable Architecture category.
19th June 2019 - NSW Government unveils new Herbarium design
25th March 2019 - New community outdoor space opens in the heart of Green Square
28th February 2019 - NSW Government releases inclusive play guidelines and announces grant recipients
4th February 2019 - NSW Politicians make election pledges to parks and the Newcastle Art Gallery
2nd January 2019 - New Green Square public space design changes the role of the library
11th April 2018 - NSW Government to plant five million new trees across Sydney by 2030
30th August 2017 - New Australian Standard for playground and recreation safety
5th December 2016 - Redefining the original Livvi’s Place
15th November 2015 - Risky outdoor play positively impacts children’s health
3rd December 2011 - Playground initiative wins World Leisure innovation prize
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