Sustainability development awards

Winners and commendations of the City of Port Phillip Design and Development Awards for projects that integrate sustainable philosophy within a built form outcome, benefit the environment or society and/or achieve a sustainable practice that extends beyond industry standard.

2020 Winner

Project name: South Melbourne Life Saving Club

Architect: Jackson Clements Burrows
Location: South Melbourne

The new South Melbourne Life Saving Club echoes the linear nature of the Foreshore. It has a low and transparent profile which minimises and indeed frames the views for residents and visitors alike. True sustainability means any award winner must not merely meet the regulatory requirements but go manifestly beyond those requirements or bequeath the community a range of benefits in addition to meeting or exceeding environmental requirements.

The South Melbourne Life Saving Club excels against these broad criteria with its comprehensively excellent design, and lovely and welcoming impact on the public realm. It enhances the public realm, offers design excellence, is inclusive, enduring in style and fabric, and improves public safety. At the same time, the building enriches cultural and community benefits while ticking off a long list of environmental benefits to save energy, water and waste while reducing emissions.

The new Club provides a sustainable and already-loved addition to the Foreshore, a high sustainability solution and an exemplar for a council building.

2020 Commendation

Project name: Ferrars Street Education and Community Precinct

Architect: Hayball and Tract Consultants
Location: South Melbourne

Sited in Fishermans Bend, Australia’s largest urban renewal project, this ground-breaking vertical school is a catalysing development. It rethinks the model of a school designed for the constraints of inner urban life, and provides an exemplar for sustainable practice that extends beyond industry standards. In addition to an extensive range of ESD measures, the school’s creation triggered the transition of a former industrial factor site to green space with the creation of Kirrip Park, and the approach ensured the park’s establishment treated contaminated soils so they could be safely retained on site.

An increase in tree planting will increase canopy cover to minimise the urban heat island effect, and the whole design approach ensures the development integrates with and improves the amenity, safety and activation of the urban environment for all those who use and move within the area. This sustainable development will help transform the area into a thriving urbanised community.

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