City projects recognised at state-wide awards

Two of our recently completed projects have been recognised at the prestigious NSW Architecture Awards run by the Australian Institute of Architects.

Completed in November last year, the transformed Juanita Nielsen Community Centre, Woolloomooloo, designed by Neeson Murcutt Architects in association with the City of Sydney, was awarded the Greenway Award for Heritage Architecture, the John Verge Award for Interior Architecture, and a Public Architecture Award. The community centre offers a broad range of adult fitness classes, recreational, social and creative learning programs for all ages, and beautiful new spaces for meetings and seminars.

The East Sydney Early Learning Centre was designed by Andrew Burges Architects in association with the City and was officially opened in July last year. It was awarded the Education Architecture Award and a commendation for Interior Architecture. The three-level centre, fashioned from a former factory building and adjoining playground, has provided much needed space for 60 children with linked outdoor areas, plenty of natural light and a multipurpose community hire space and a kitchen.

I’m proud the City provides the very best design for our residents and their families. On the awards night, I also presented the third Lord Mayor’s Prize for Urban Design within the City of Sydney. I named Kensington Street, part of the Central Park Development, and The Tramsheds, part of the Harold Park redevelopment, joint winners for adding life, colour and vitality to our city.