Adelaide Oval – arguably the city’s most beautiful new structure – has won another award, this time from the Australian Institute of Architects.
Cox Architecture, Walter Brooke and Hames Sharley combined to win the prestigious National Award for Public Architecture at the Institute’s 2015 National Awards held in Brisbane last night.
In recognising the efforts of the architecture team, the jury said:
“The redevelopment of the Adelaide Oval has set a new standard for facilitating a range of sporting and hospitality events within a major sports stadium.
All parts of the Adelaide Oval have been carefully considered to produce what must be, nationally, one of the most accessible and most spatially dramatic public buildings devoted to sport.”
Adelaide Oval SMA CEO Andrew Daniels paid tribute to the architects behind the Adelaide Oval redevelopment.
“It’s not enough to say that the work done by Cox Architecture, Walter Brooke and Hames Sharley is world class,” Mr Daniels said.
“That’s obvious to anyone who has visited the Adelaide Oval over the past two years.
“What has been recognised with this award is that they have created a piece of public infrastructure that is both aesthetically and functionally brilliant – both awe-inspiring and accessible.
“That is a remarkable achievement, and one of which all South Australians can be incredibly proud.
“Adelaide Oval is now Adelaide’s beacon to the world and, on behalf of everyone at the Adelaide Oval, I would like to congratulate the teams at Cox Architecture, Walter Brooke and Hames Sharley on winning this major national award.”
For more information on the awards, visit www.architectureau.com.