Great Place Award

The Great Place Award recognises best practice in interdisciplinary design, development or renewal, and activation, of people centered places.

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Overview


The Great Place Award recognises best practice in interdisciplinary design, development or renewal, and activation, of people centered places. This Award extends beyond the built form, to celebrate the integration of the natural and built environment and to foster greater human interaction.

Entries for this category could include places with a focus on the public realm – civic/community buildings and surrounding spaces, open space, local streets and civic boulevards, town centres, and place-making ranging from the delivery of major infrastructure through to intimate scale projects.

Entries can be submitted by a developer, community group, Local Government or State Government, delivery agencies, authorities and consultants or a coalition of these entities.

Important Information

  • The winner of this award will have the opportunity to represent Victoria in the UDIA National Awards in the Social & Community Infrastructure Category.
  • You must hold a developer level UDIA Victoria membership to enter your project into this category
  • It is required that your project must be substantially developed by the time of judging or at least a component or stage of the project is substantially developed
  • If you have a residential component to your project, the judging panel will need to be given access to the interior of at least one dwelling

TO COMPLETE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO THIS CATEGORY YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ADDRESS THE BELOW

PART 1: PROJECT INFORMATION

  • Key project information
  • Executive Summary (max 300 words) – this highlights the features of the development with reference to the award category criteria

PART 2: SUPPORTING MATERIALS

  • Project plans and maps
  • Press Releases and publicity requirements
  • 10 images of the project
  • Up to 10 Project Consultants

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PART 2: Category Criteria

  • Each award category features its own mix of the criteria along with their explanations which can be found below.
Urban Form10%
Buildings10%
Community Creation & Integration15%
Environmental Sustainability5%
Innovation & Unique Features10%
Problem Solving, Consultation, Negotiation10%
Landscaping10%
Healthy Design10%
Marketing and Financial Structure5%
Judges’ Overall Impressions10%