City of Gold Coast celebrates urban design

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Winners of the 2015 Gold Coast Urban Design Awards have been announced.

The prestigious platform celebrates urban design projects that have enhanced the City’s image and quality of life for residents and visitors.

The Helen Josephson Award for Urban Design Leadership was awarded to the Gold Coast Light Rail.

A commendation was awarded to Capri on Via Roma, a shopping and dining complex, and the City’s Chinatown was also received a commendation.

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said quality urban design was essential in creating a prosperous, well-planned city.

“Our urban design and architecture is world-class and our iconic skyline is internationally recognised.

“These awards are another way we’re fostering the development of buildings and places which reinforce local identity and support social diversity and cultural expression.”

Mayor Tate said the awards were an opportunity to acknowledge individuals, businesses and projects that have contributed to the city’s image and renowned lifestyle.

“There has been a huge resurgence in building and development in our city recently and we’ve seen this fresh energy represented in the entries for this year’s competition.

“I congratulate the teams behind the three outstanding projects for their exceptional designs.”