The client brief called for the Winton Wetlands Hub to be environmentally sensitive, technically innovative and socially engaging for the local community. This criteria can actually been read as code for sustainable design in its purest sense. The Judging Panel considered that The Hub does, in fact, respond to the design brief in an effective and credible manner. So its sustainability credentials are beyond question. The inherent connection between The Hub’s comprehensively worked sustainability features and its function as a community resource that is intended to heighten awareness of locals and visiting tourists of the significance of both the surrounding wetlands and the indigenous cultural heritage, was seen as particularly commendable by the Judges.
Best Environmentally Sustainable Design – Non-Residential