best of 2013

Best of the best

And the winner is...

Most outstanding contribution to the Bayside built environment:

Angelo Pignalosa from Rothe Lowman for 170 Beach Road, Sandringham

"Among the varied and high quality range of nominated buildings and finalists in each category, the judges were challenged in determining the one building that warrants the title of Best of the Best. Within the part of Melbourne that Bayside occupies due to its distance from the CBD, its valued adjacency to Port Phillip Bay and the range of community, business, retail, sporting and public transport options that exist, it is no wonder that this municipality is an attractive place to live.

It therefore follows that a project that delivers medium-density living should be a strong candidate for this particular recognition. To achieve medium-density in the efficient, effective and visually engaging manner of this project sets this particular building in a class of its own.

Not only does 170 Beach Road bring the terrace-house form to Beach Road but it does so in a manner that gives something back to the public domain. The subtly angled red walls that define each dwelling separate from each other as the building is approached. There is a sense of both motion and intrigue that causes a second look from the passing observer. 170 Beach Road is an innovative design that brings generously-proportioned medium density living to one of Melbourne's premier residential boulevards. It does so in a manner which not only should be repeated often to assist in urban consolidation in this city, but which richly deserves the accolade 'The Best of the Best'."

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