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
DDA Compliance: O'Brien Harrop Access
Project Management: Johnson Group WA