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Awards should be about excellence, not messages


Big project wins one year - cue outrage on behalf of the unsung, ‘worthier’ projects. More down to earth project, innovative in its process and doing a lot with a little, wins the next year - cue the outrage at lack of bling/complexity etc Blah blah. We all know that the world needs balance. We need the soaring architectural ambition, complex feats of structural wizardry and awe inspiring beauty as much as we need transformative and uplifting approaches to the stuff of our daily lives - housing. The most important thing is to make sure we keep that balance. In that spirit it seems pretty appropriate that this year the pendulum has swung to a project like Goldsmith St. The positivity of awards is just the feed of critics...

Posted date

12 February, 2020

Posted time

6:46 pm