TUD Awards Winner: Excellence in Design Innovation

The third annual The Urban Developer Awards, in association with Construction Industry Solutions (COINS), recognises standout property industry performers from across Australasia.

The awards program is a little different this year: delivered digitally, with the previously held black-tie gala dinner replaced with our extended virtual celebration, Winners’ Month.

Today, we celebrate Excellence in Design Innovation, proudly presented by Urban Art Projects.

This award recognises innovation in project design through architecture, urban design, construction, engineering or landscape architecture.

The finalists for Excellence in Design Innovation are:

  • Brisbane Skytower
    Noel Robinson Architects

  • Domic
    Noel Robinson Architects

  • 1000 La Trobe Historical Integration Excellence
    Poly Global and Woods Bagot

  • The Orchards Norwest
    Sekisui House

  • 508 City Road South Melbourne

  • 101 Collins Street - RISE
    101 Collins Street

And the winner is...


Watch the video to listen to a Q&A with the winner.

About this project

The masterplan spanning 8.1 hectares delivers Sekisui House’s design philosophy—to create a sustainable and prosperous community, a place where people want to live, work and enjoy their lives.

Set to deliver 1,300 generous apartments, the Orchards is spread across seven stages with heights ranging from six to 12-storeys.

Natural features of the site have been maintained, with a variety of building forms melding with the natural landscape elements of the site, including existing flora and fauna and the site’s natural watercourse.


Project Details

  • Designed by Turner Architects, a sharp and evocative multi award-winning design practice.

  • Solar panels spanning the size of 24 tennis courts across 6,000sq m, will give the entire community 1GWh of free solar power every year for use in the common areas and site facilities.

  • The Orchard’s energy solution will reduce carbon emissions and have the equivalent effect of planting around 15,000 trees per year.

  • Construction of the first stage was delivered by Parkview in collaboration with Sekisui House's in-house construction management team.


A word from the winner...

“It's all about the future, clever design brings ongoing benefits to residents. Sekisui House prides itself on doing things better,” Sekisui House project director George Gesouras said.

“We seek to create homes and communities that improve with time and last for generations.”

“It's about challenging the teams to consider the future in every step of the design and delivery process. Innovation and design excellence must always be at the core of what we do.”

The judges recognise the tight competition in this category with a commendation going to 101 Collins Street RISE, nominated by 101 Collins Street.

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