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City of Logan on the lookout for leading designs

Published: 24 August 2016

City of Logan on the lookout for leading designs

The City of Logan is growing and its spaces are constantly evolving to respond to that growth.

But what is it about these special places that work so well?

The Logan Urban Design Awards (LUDA) will explore these qualities and recognise the exceptional.

Launched in 2012 to promote design excellence in the City of Logan, the biennial awards are once again looking for the best examples of local urban planning, architecture and design.

Planning and Development Committee Chairperson, Cr Russell Lutton, said the awards aimed to put the spotlight on much-loved urban spaces both large and small.

“From the expansive green spaces and rural areas in the south-west of our city to the more established urban communities in the north, the City of Logan offers a rich canvas for the skilled professionals who shape our private and public spaces,” Cr Lutton said.

“These awards are about finding examples of design excellence that have transformed those spaces and had a positive effect on the surrounding community.

“Whether it’s a master-planned residential estate or creative refurbishment of existing buildings, we want to hear about it. As we saw with Grandma’s Kiwi Kitchen, the LUDA 2014 overall winner, sometimes great things can come from the small decisions that individuals or families make.”

The awards are open to private sector projects that have been constructed in the City of Logan since 2000.

They have four categories open for nomination – Master Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Infrastructure, Architecture and Business and Events.

A single entry from one of the four categories will also be selected as the overall 2016 winner by a judging panel of experts representing relevant professional and peak organisations.

Nominations are now open and will close on Friday 16 September.

The winners will be announced at a gala event on 12 October at Beenleigh Town Square (BTS).

The awards are sponsored this year by the BMD group, which was the head contractor for the BTS construction project.

To enter the awards for find out more about the LUDA, visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/luda