Exchange Precinct wins AILA WA Award 2022


REALMstudios’ master plan for Curtin University’s Exchange Precinct was recognised at the AILA WA 2022 Awards last Friday, receiving a Landscape Architecture Award in the Health and Education category.


The Exchange Precinct delivers on ‘city making and liveability’ – an urban core within a tertiary education context. As a precinct it focusses on water capture, expression and reuse, reduced urban heat impact and increased biodiversity, all set within a unique network of residential, retail, commercial and teaching spaces.


It forms a new expression of place: when it rains, water is present and expressed, when it is dry, water is still present but its expression subverted…as it is in nature.


Acknowledgement from the jury:


“REALMstudios' has worked over a number of years, from the development of the campus master plan to being at the heart of the design and construction teams. The outcome is a series of robust and engaging open spaces which establish a dynamic new urban fabric for the Curtin University Innovation Precinct.”


A big thank you to all our collaborators in delivering this awarded project:


Client: Curtin University/Live-in Learning

Architects: John Wardle Architects, Six Degrees Architects, Nettleton Tribe Architects

Noongar Artist: Kambarni

Artist: Warren Langley

Public Art Consultant: Apparatus

Civil, Hydraulic, Sustainability: Stantec

Electrical & Lighting: ETC

Irrigation: Hydroplan

DDA Compliance: O'Brien Harrop Access

Project Management: Johnson Group WA

Builder: Probuild