Bowen Place Crossing wins another gong

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The award-winning Bowen Place Crossing. Photo by Brett Boardman

BOWEN Place Crossing, on Lake Burley Griffin, has won the International Federation of Landscape Architect’s Excellence for Infrastructure Award.  

NCA acting chief executive, Andrew Smith, said that the $10 million project was initiated to enhance public safety and was transformed to a place-making opportunity.

“Bowen Place Crossing optimises its key location alongside Lake Burley Griffin and integrates design, with improved safety and connectivity for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists,” he said.

“The design by landscape architects Spackman Mossop Michaels, in conjunction with Lahznimmo architects enhances the site’s existing geometries and landscape to create an architectural centrepiece that is minimal, sculptural, refined and elegant.”

The award will be presented at the gala ceremony at the IFLA Regional Congress in Bangkok on November 4.

The Bowen Place Crossing project team has already secured multiple design awards:

·         2016 Australian Institute of Architects ACT, 2016 Canberra Medallion

·         2016 Australian Institute of Architects ACT, Sir John Overall Award for Urban Design

·         2016 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects ACT, Award of Excellence for Design in Infrastructure

·         2016 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, National Landscape Architecture Award – Excellence in Infrastructure,

·         2016 Australian Urban Design Awards, Australia Award for Urban Design, Delivered Outcome – Small Scale

·         2016 National Architecture Award –  Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design,

·         2016 Planning Institute of Australia ACT, Great Place Award

The Bowen Place Crossing project has also been recognised through other Australian construction industry awards including:

·         2016 Master Builders Association’s ACT Awards – Civil Works Award presented to Building Contractor, Woden Contractors

·         2016 Civil Contractors Federation Awards – Category 3 for projects $5M-$10M, presented  to Building Contractor, Woden Contractors

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