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Nominations open for the 2024 Design and Development Awards

Published 1 February 2024
Nominations are open for the 2024 Design and Development Awards (DADA), which encourage and celebrate design excellence in Port Phillip.

From apartments to urban art, the biennial Awards have highlighted innovative and imaginative design in Port Phillip since 1998.

Port Phillip Council Mayor Heather Cunsolo, who is an architect and DADA jury panellist, said the Awards promote quality development while setting a strong example for the industry.

“We’re calling on architects and building designers to nominate their projects to help us celebrate their work in designing our beautiful City spaces,” Cr Cunsolo said.

“We’re always impressed with the high-quality nominations, and we look forward to seeing the newest additions which contribute to Port Phillip being the best place to live, work and play.”

Previous award winners saw the Victorian Pride Centre earn top honours in the Public and Institutional category in 2022, while the Van Haandel Group’s Stokehouse won the Sustainability category.

2024 Award Categories
Small scale
Residential new build – one to two dwellings
Residential alteration or addition – one to two dwellings
Residential – three or more dwellings
Mixed use

In addition to these award categories, each submission will automatically be considered for jury’s awards for excellence in urban design, sustainability, heritage and cultural and community benefit.

The Awards are free to enter and will be presented at an event in May in conjunction with the National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne Design Week.

Submissions close on 29 February. For more information and to make a nomination, visit Council’s Design and Development Awards 2024 webpage.