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Logan Urban Design Award Winners

The Logan Urban Design Awards seeks to encourage and recognise quality design and development within the city.

2016 winners

 

Logan Urban Design Award

Sponsored by

Beenleigh Artisan Distillery & Blueprint Architects

This is a project that exemplifies the value and contribution of good design to create great places that are enjoyable and prosperous. The adaptive reuse of the disused Vat storage facility into a visitors’ centre has reimagined the role of the distillery in a forgotten landscape. An adaptive and contemporary design unites old and new, to breathe fresh life into this Beenleigh business icon. A simple palette of materials, well-crafted and detailed, create an airy and relaxed space for visitors to take in the business’ history and enjoy sampling its produce

Master Planning Award

Sponsored by

My Home and The River Estate

A large riparian park on the river front is the front yard and playground to the residents of the My Home and The River Estate. With the Logan River as the hero of the design strategy, this community has an asset that will not only provide greater future value but has created a central community focus that will provide a sense of pride. The meandering paths and integrated revegetation has enhanced this important place beside the river.

 

Landscape Architecture and Urban Infrastruture Award

Sponsored by

Jimboomba Community Garden

A truly inspirational project, demonstrating the potential of a shared passion and the power of a productive landscape to establish a dynamic, diverse and unifying community resource.  This community garden demonstrates how land donated by the local school can be used to engage the local community.The garden sets an important precedent and should serve as a demonstration project to those involved in community building, particularly developers involved in delivering new communities across the region.

 

Architecture Award

Sponsored by

McDonalds Underwood & Landini Associates

An unexpected surprise and one which Logan should be proud to encourage, recognise and award. This new concept for McDonalds provides a stylish space in which the diner experience has been prioritised over the usual visual noise of the brand. The building engages with its walk in and drive through users by revealing the inner workings of the kitchen.

 

Business and Events Award

Sponsored by

Extraction Artisan Coffee

Recognised for the quality of its catering, its contemporary space and its vision as a catalyst for the regeneration and repurposing of a broader area, as well as its great coffee.
Extraction Artisan Coffee has realised significant business success over a very short period and has a bold vision to contribute more significantly to a wider revitalisation and extended use of existing community infrastructure. We look forward to seeing its continued growth and success as it involves neighboring businesses and the community on this journey.

Student Award:

  • Ethan Fitzpatrick

Commendation Awards:

  • Early Bird Breakfast Markets
  • Cavern Music Concerts
  • Rum Rump & Rumba Festival 2015
  • The Vicker Ridge
 

Bronze Sponsor

2014 winners

Logan Urban Design Award

Logan Urban Design Award

Sponsored by

Grandma's Kiwi Kitchen
6/1 Murrajong Rd, Springwood

Grandma's Kiwi Kitchen embodies the multi-cultural richness that differentiates Logan from many other South-East Queensland cities by drawing upon family values and emerging social themes of collaborative economic sustainability. Urban design manifests in many forms, from the grand and colourful gestures on the highways of Melbourne all the way down to the second-hand couch that humbly activates the street of a central Logan business precinct. Grandma's Kiwi Kitchen is a great reminder that each and every one of us can make an urban design intervention, and the culmination of these interventions is what can make the difference between the city loath and the city we love.

Landscape Architecture and Urban Infrastructure Award

Sponsored by

Australand:
CEVA Warehouse, Stormwater Design
2-56 Australand Dr, Berrinba
(Designers: Jeremy Ferrier Landscape Architect and Hyder Consulting)

How we manage water quality, run off, flooding, drought, and erosion are in urban areas is always challenging and this project successfully demonstrates best practice WSUD management and implements a range of water sensitive urban design principles. Projects like CEVA remind us that there is always an opportunity to include urban design principles in any project, and the owners and designers should be congratulated for such a clear demonstration of this axiom.

Architecture Award 2014

Architecture Award

Sponsored by

Horizon Housing:
Tallowood on North
13 North Rd, Logan Central
(Architect: Ideaarchitecture)

Tallowood on North is a fantastic demonstration of how good architecture and good urban design are inextricably linked, and what the value-add benefits are of achieving both, not only for the project itself, but also for the neighbourhood it enhances. Tallowood is almost a textbook example of good urban and architectural design principles being applied to one of our most challenging project types.

Business and Events Award

Sponsored by

Global Food Village
Woodridge Train Station Markets
Croydon Rd, Woodridge

Global Food Village is not only a great way to reinvent an existing shopping area responding to its rail-station proximity, but also provides a great example of "gorilla growth", i.e., an innovative way to catalyse in an area where the investment in expensive physical infrastructure is not financially viable. The Global Food Village provides opportunities for community enhancement, connectivity and cooperation, and serves as a cohesive device that has not only financially sustained the micro-businesses that sustain Logan, but it has transformed an important public space from ordinary to exotic.

Master Planning Award 2014

Master Planning Award

Sponsored by

Verge Urban Landscape Architecture:
Berrinba Wetlands Master Plan
379-490 Browns Plains Rd, Berrinba

The judges were impressed by the quality of the landscape and conservation outcome, the aim to use the environment in an integrated way to attract and provide for sophisticated "clean and green" enterprises, the quality of the architectural design of the included built forms, the designed esplanade relationship between green space and MIBA areas, the staging of the process and the leadership of the integrated master planning process to make a powerful community and economic asset out of a "spent" mining area.

 

Bronze sponsors

MR Cagney