New Sydney pound named finalist for world architecture prize


Blacktown’s new pound, the largest in the southern hemisphere, is one of 44 Australian-designed projects nominated for one of the world’s most prestigious world architecture prizes.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the World Architecture Festival prize’s shortlist was published this week, chosen from 800 entries.

Sydney practice, Sam Crawford Architects was shortlisted for the Blacktown Animal Rehousing Centre (BARC) in the civic and community category along with Bendigo’s Law Courts by Wardle, Liverpool City Place by fjcstudio, and the Australian embassy in Washington DC by Bates Smart.

Architects Sam Crawford and Gabrielle Pelletier. BRETT BOARDMAN
Architects Sam Crawford and Gabrielle Pelletier. Photo: BRETT BOARDMAN.
The Blacktown Animal Rehousing Centre. DION GEORGOPOULOS
The Blacktown Animal Rehousing Centre. Photo: DION GEORGOPOULOS.

Blacktown city architect, Bill Tsakalos said Bleasdale had thought of BARC as a place that benefited both people and animals.

“People learning how to care for animals and animals benefitting from the care and love of people who knew how to look after them,” Tsakalos says.

Tsakalos added that Crawford’s response to “a very utilitarian brief” had transformed the pragmatic and functional “into the poetic by innovating roof forms, public spaces, animal spaces and way-finding graphics”.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

Dr Maria Herodotou: Discussing personal, political and education issues relating to Cyprus

Approaching 50 year since Turkey invaded Cyprus, I spoke with Cypriot academic Dr Maria Herodotou, whose focuses include Cypriot literature.  

Emotions run high at world premiere of ‘Two Homelands’ doco in South Australia

The South Australian Greek Cypriot community gathered on July 14 for the world premiere of Two Homelands, a documentary by Kay Pavlou. 

Melbourne lectures to shine light on the Cyprus issue

In recognition of 50 years since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, there will be a series of lectures in Melbourne on the "Cyprus Issue."

HACCI to collaborate with leading Greek Industry, Commerce and Export Organisations

The HACCI National Federation has announced its collaboration with Greece’s leading Industry, Commerce, and Export Organisations. 

Future of Australia’s National Second Division in doubt

The future of Football Australia's National Second Division is in doubt due to a shortage of teams to get the competition off the ground.

You May Also Like

Gang rapist’s ex Alexandra Mastropetros avoids prison for intimidation and drug charges

Alexandra Mastropetros has avoided prison for drug smuggling and intimidating her former lover, Australian gang rapist, Mohammed Skaf.

Georgio Platias named Walkley’s Student Journalist of the Year

"...I wasn’t expecting to receive the award – being nominated was a huge achievement in itself – anything more was a bonus," Platias said to The Greek Herald.

New Netflix series shines light on Ikaria’s centenarians

A new Netflix docuseries sees aging expert and bestselling author Dan Buettner travel to areas where people tend to live the longest.