Press release: Allen Jack+Cottier wins urban design award for high density housing

Press release: Allen Jack+Cottier wins urban design award for high density housing

30.08.05

"A defining characteristic is Bullecourt's densely built inner urban location: people have been living and working in this peninsula since sydney's earliest days. Our response builds on this layered heritage, to create a wonderful sense of connectedness for the people who live and work there today"

Leading Sydney based architects Allen Jack+Cottier have won the top award for High Density Housing for Bullecourt in Ultimo, on the western fringe of Sydney’s CBD, in the 10th Annual Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA – NSW) Lancom Awards for Excellence 2005, announced on Friday night

The UDIA judges noted: “Bullecourt is a well executed development responsive to its tight urban site. The scale and density (are) nicely knitted into context…

The variety in dwelling types and sizes, the opportunityfor living/work space and seperate commercial suites contribute to the neighbourhood and provide vibrant street frontages”

Designed in response to the unique context of the Pyrmont/Ultimo peninsula, Bullecourt’s scale reflects the mass of former woolstores that lined the Western rim of Sydney in the early part of the twentieth century.