The City of Charles Sturt is pleased to announce a design competition seeking compelling design proposals to reinvigorate South Australia’s historic Henley Square and surrounding precinct. The competition invites submissions from registered architects and landscape architects in Australia.
The Henley Square Precinct is a popular and vibrant beachside destination within the Adelaide Metropolitan Area with a strong regional appeal. The aim of the Henley Square Urban Design Competition is to develop design solutions that will better manage the needs of the local community as well as the visitors, without compromising the existing character and values that make the Henley Square precinct unique. Image gallery
Through this competition, the City of Charles Sturt seeks the best ideas from across Australia to re-energise the Square and its surrounds, preserve its heritage and improve this popular beachside destination.
The Henley Square Urban Design Competition is a two-stage design competition; composed of an open Stage 1 followed by a shortlisted Stage 2. Up to three shortlisted teams will receive an honorarium of $15,000 to undertake design development of their Stage 1 submissions. At the end of Stage 2 an independent jury will select a winner, who will be contracted to complete design development of their winning submitted design, through to completion of the redevelopment.
All submissions will be assessed against four criteria; overall merit, integration of diverse land uses, improvement to connectivity and permeability and finally, viability in response to budgetary and site constraints.
Registration opens 14 January 2013, please refer to the Competition Documents page for registration details.
The timetable is as follows:
Registration opens: 14 January 2013
Registration closes: 15 February 2013
Stage 1 six week design period: 29 January – 15 February 2013
Stage 1 submission deadline: 11 March 2013
Shortlist announced: 4 April 2013
Stage 2 six week design period: 8 April – 20 May 2013
Shortlisted team presentations: 7 June 2013
Winner Notification 19 June 2013
The jury is as follows:
Catherin Bull: Professor Emeritus at theUniversity of Melbourne, adjunct professor at Queensland University of Technology.
Tanya Court: AILA/SA Chapter President and senior lecturer at Adelaide University.
Ben Hewett: (Jury Chair) South Australian Government Architect and Executive Director of the Office for Design and Architecture SA.
Henry Inat: General Manager City Services, City of Charles Sturt.
Debra Just: General Manager, Urban & Portfolio Planning, Urban Renewal Authority.
Philip Thalis: Principal, Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects.
Competition Adviser: Andrew Mackenzie, Citylab.
Probity Adviser: Anne Dalton, Dalton Associates.
Further information can be found at: http://www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/henleysquare
In accordance with Competition Conditions any communication of any kind in relation to this Competition which a Registrant may wish to initiate must be addressed in writing to the Competition Adviser, and not to the City of Charles Sturt, the Jury members or any other government agency or adviser. If you are not a Registrant or if you have questions pertinent to the Competition, please contact us