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Good Place Design

11 Sep 2023

Wesley Place, located on Wurundjeri Country, has won a 2023 Good Design Award for Architectural Design – Place Design in recognition of outstanding design and innovation.

Designed by OCULUS, COX Architecture, and Lovell Chen, Wesley Place is one of the largest urban renewal projects in Melbourne. This active precinct connects the history of the Wesley Church with a next-generation frictionless workplace, curated retail and engaging public offerings – including new greenery for the city.

According to the Good Design Awards Jury, “Wesley Place meticulously executes an ambitious architectural vision. Its plethora of multi-use spaces bring true value to the Melbourne city centre.”

Good design brings spaces and places alive, making them more liveable, beautiful, and efficient. The Australian Good Design Awards showcase the very best in design and innovation to a worldwide audience. Originally established in 1958 under the banner of the Industrial Design Council of Australia, the Awards have been setting the international standard for good design for more than six decades.

 “To be recognised with an Australian Good Design Award tells the world this project not only represents design excellence, but it also surpasses the criteria for design innovation and design impact. The Good Design Award is an independent endorsement of professional design quality,” said Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia and Chair of the Australian Good Design Awards.

The announcement was made at the Good Design Awards Ceremony in Melbourne on Friday 8th September 2023. Congratulations to our collaborators and fellow Good Design Award recipients.

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