The Port of Echuca Discovery Centre has been short-listed in two Victorian Architecture Award categories.RENEE THOMPSON April 3, 2014 4:24am
The Port of Echuca Discovery Centre has been shortlisted in two categories for the 2014 Victorian Architecture Awards.
The awards, conducted by the Australian Institute of Architects’ Victorian chapter, recognise excellence and innovation in design.
Campaspe Shire mayor Ian Maddison said the three-member juries of the regional prize category and public buildings
‘‘Council is both excited and honoured to have the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre short-listed in two categories of these prestigious awards,’’ Cr Maddison said.
Managing director of the Tasmanian firm which designed the centre, Jaws Architecture’s Neal Mackintosh, said he was pleased with the nominations.
‘‘We feel very privileged to have been involved in the project,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s a fantastic opportunity for Echuca to get the recognition it deserves for getting behind it.’’
He said a lot of passionate community members and Campaspe Shire Council members had contributed to the feel of the project.
‘‘(It was) great to play a part in that,’’ he said.
‘‘(It was a) really wonderful process to go through the community workshops where a lot of community stakeholders contributed not only to the overall interpretation of the centre, but the exhibits across the site.
‘‘In that respect, it’s a real community project.’’
Mr Mackintosh said the discovery centre was up against about 25 other projects in the public buildings
‘‘There’s mega projects and smaller ones. We’re likely somewhere in the middle,’’ he said.
The centre is also vying for the regional prize at the Victorian Architecture Awards, which is awarded for projects that have made a significant and unique contribution to regional Victoria by means of a built form, an urban design solution or as an initiative that has influenced and improved the fabric of the region.
Mr Mackintosh said it was a matter of ‘‘we’ll have to wait and see’’ when it came to the centre’s chances of winning the awards.
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