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Designs showcase Logan's bold visions

Published: 13 October 2016

Designs showcase Logan's bold visions
Beenleigh Artisan Distillery's new visitor's centre was named the Overall Winner of the 2016 Logan Urban Design Awards.

The Beenleigh Artisan Distillery’s new visitor centre has been named the overall winner of the 2016 Logan Urban Design Awards.

The striking modern cellar door design introduced to the Distillery’s entrance by Blueprint Architects was praised for re-imagining the iconic Beenleigh business while respecting its heritage.

Held every two years, the Logan Urban Design Awards (LUDA) showcase excellence in the design and creation of urban environments both large and small within the City of Logan.

Planning and Development Chairperson, Cr Russell Lutton, said the award winners across all categories had used clever design to create excellent community spaces that, in some cases, also put a surprising twist on conventional buildings.

“This year the awards recognised Extraction Artisan Coffee in Springwood, which not only introduced an interesting contemporary retail space to that area but is also working with neighbouring businesses to create a new sense of community there,” Cr Lutton said.

“The Jimboomba Community Garden, another winner this year, has also created a space where people can meet to learn about and share tips on sustainable gardening practices.

“These are great examples of where thoughtful spaces draw in and generate positive social outcomes.

“Great design is more than just eye-catching angles and dramatic features; it should be able to draw inspiration from the natural environment around it and create spaces that are not only fresh and exciting but that also grow to become much loved community assets.

“We had some fantastic entries this year, from students through to developers master planning new communities for our city, so I thank you to everyone who took the time to be part of LUDA in 2016.”

The 2016 Logan Urban Design Awards were sponsored by the BMD Group, Ridgemill, MBM, Colin Biggers and Paisley, Clean Management Solutions Pty Ltd and Project Management Services.

For more information about this year’s winners and commended entries, please visit

LUDA 2016 Winners – Judges Comments

Overall winner (sponsored by BMD)

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 Ridgemill)

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 Infrastructure Award (sponsored by MBM)

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 Colin Biggers & Paisley)

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, Programs and Events Award (sponsored by Clean Management Solutions Pty Ltd)

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.