2023 high Commendations
WHAT IS THE high commendation AWARD?
This year, the national judging panel for 2023 introduced a new award accolade,
the “High Commendation”. This award recognises top developments which may not have won the top award in their respective category, missing out by the slimmest of margins. These developments deserve to be acknowledged publicly. Congratulations to our 2023 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence High Commendation Award winners.
Scroll to see the full list of winners for 2023 below…
S4B Award for
Best Heritage Development
The tasman hotel parliament square hobart
The Tasman Hotel links heritage buildings of various eras with bold contemporary additions creating a contrasting yet harmonious ensemble of structures embracing Parliament Square, Hobart. In its opening year, Marriott’s first Luxury Collection branded hotel in Australia has garnered extensive hospitality industry accolades locally and internationally.
Property Council of Australia Award
for Government Leadership
uts plastic-free food court
In August 2019 UTS opened the new 5 Star Green Star certified UTS Central Building containing Australia’s first Plastic-Free Food Court. All take-away food containers and packaging are compostable, and drinks are sold in recyclable glass, aluminium and paperboard only.
Aqualand Award for best
Rhodes Central Residential
Rhodes Central is the $800m first stage of a $2.5billion masterplanned development, featuring 558 apartments in a 39-storey tower crowned by a heliostat, and a second 25-storey tower. Located above a 13,181sqm retail and dining precinct, the project has established a new Town Centre in the heart of Rhodes.
aqualand Award for best
opera residences, Macrolink and Landream
Macrolink and Landream have taken out the Best Residential Development winner at the 2023 PCA Innovation & Excellence
Awards for their record breaking $600 million project – Opera Residences. Completed in December 2021, the developers have created a building that speaks to Sydney with its high-end finishes, worldclass architecture and stunning views.
NBN Award for project innovation
boola katitjin robotics
In a world-first, Murdoch University, Aurecon and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) deployed robots on a ‘live’ site to construct part of Western Australia’s first and largest mass engineered timber (MET) building, Boola Katitjin. This tripartite partnership demonstrated that productivity and safety could be improved in timber construction.
Herron Todd White Award for
best office development
Midtown Centre sets a new benchmark in commercial development across architecture, sustainability, innovative design, and construction through merging of two adjoining buildings nearing the end of their economic lives in the Brisbane CBD. An exemplar project of how to repurpose existing underutilised assets into an innovative, relevant and contemporary workplace.
GHD Design Award for Best
La Trobe University Student Accommodation, North and South Buildings
The new twin building student accommodation is the largest mass timber building in Victoria. It embraces sustainability from its unique timber construction to its unconventional air tempering system, achieving its 5 Star Green as-built rating. These synergies work together forging a greener, more sustainable future for students and wider community.