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Greater Curtin Master Plan Receives WA Urban Design Award of Excellence

July 30, 2016

3D rendered graphical representation of an aerial view of Curtin buidlings with Perth City in the background.

The Greater Curtin Master Plan was awarded the Australian Institute of Landscape Architect’s (AILA) WA Urban Design Award of Excellence on July 29, 2016.

The ‘Award of Excellence’ is the highest award within each category, granted to the entrant ‘judged to be the most significant for the advancement of Landscape Architecture.’ AILA judges described the Greater Curtin Master Plan as a “bold vision and ambitious scheme that will guide this education institute into the future.”

The Greater Curtin Master Plan, developed by Curtin in partnership with AECOM, came in ahead of Perth’s newest landmark project, Elizabeth Quay.

The urban development plan outlines a vision for 2030, which will see the emergence of an innovation precinct – a hub that celebrates Curtin’s research, commercial partnerships, creative knowledge and diversity in culture and the arts. Covering over 114 hectares of land, it offers important economic benefits to Western Australia.

The project’s strength was described by AILA as coming from “the investigation of how Curtin fits, informs and influences the urban fabric of Perth.”

AILA is a national organisation, established in 1966, that champions quality design for public open spaces, stronger communities and greater environmental stewardship.

Find out more about the Greater Curtin Master Plan.