Tower 2 and 3 Companionway accolades in NSW Architecture Awards

International Towers showpiece Companionway 'Carpe Diem' takes home an award from the 2021 NSW Architecture Awards for Interior Architecture

Congratulations to Collins & Turner & Geyer, creators of the International Towers showpiece Companionway 'Carpe Diem', which was awarded in the 2021 NSW Architecture Awards for Interior Architecture. Congrats also to the overall winner of the interior category, Australian Museum Project Discover, which took out The John Verge Award.

In total there were 299 entries to the awards encompassing 13 categories, showing that architects across NSW continue to excel in addressing the challenges of climate change through sustainable and innovative design.

Reinvigorating with sustainability in mind and the importance of public spaces

Chair of the NSW Architecture juries, Peter Mould, shared some headline insights of the 2021 awards. “Many of the awarded projects are existing buildings that have been adapted for new uses or had existing uses reinvigorated. This sustainably captures all the embodied energy and craft from the past as well as retaining their important contribution to local urban character.

“We’ve also seen many projects having multiple authors, with architects working in collaboration to deliver large and complex projects.”

Peter concluded with a valuable architectural lesson learned from Covid-19. “The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of public spaces and venues, so it’s good to see so many public projects awarded this year.”



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