Prince Alfred Park and Pool was awarded the state's oldest and most prestigious public architecture prize, the Sir John Sulman Medal at the Australian Institute of Architect's NSW Architecture Awards.
The $20m project was lauded for its modern blending of art and landscape, urban design and architecture. The outdoor heated 50m pool also won the Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Design and was joint-winner of the City of Sydney Lord Mayor's Prize.
Eternity Playhouse won the Greenway Award for Heritage. The City's transformation of the 132-year old heritage-listed building into a modern 200-seat theatre and creative arts centre has created a community and cultural hub in the heart of Darlinghurst.
Dr HJ Foley Rest Park Toilets in Glebe won the Robert Woodward Award for Small Project Architecture. The new amenity block in Glebe is fully accessible and features an ironbark screen, while the building 'floats' above the ground, aiding ventilation.
Design excellence is a top priority for the City of Sydney and it's terrific that these projects were all completed with local Sydney architecture firms.
This speaks volumes about the level of creativity and design excellence that can be found in Sydney and proves that when it comes to good urban design and innovative architecture, the City continues to set new benchmarks.
Over the past ten years City of Sydney projects have won more than 45 national and international design awards.
The Australian Institute of Architects represents more than 12,000 members across Australia and overseas. This year's awards were chosen by an independent jury of distinguished architecture, design and planning experts.