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John Septimus Roe Award for TCL's Elizabeth Quay harbour precinct project

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TCL’s Elizabeth Quay project with ARM Architecture has won the 2017 Urban Design Award from the Australian Institute of Architects’ WA chapter. 

TCL worked with ARM to revitalise the waterfront precinct by extending the city grid to establish a network of streets, lanes and promenades, to host a new mixed use city on the river.

A harbour was inserted to foster new ways to engage with the Swan River and its variety of moods. Flowing lines to the Quay’s entry from the City invite the public to get wet and participate in a variety of choreographed water movements. 

An island cloaked with a botanical tribute to Western Australia is the centrepiece of the Quay. The undulating landform is an opportunity to be immersed in the beautiful floral forms of the state, with meandering pathways that connect to playful spaces, and embedded dining opportunities with new panoramas to the River, The Quay and the City beyond.

"Elizabeth Quay is a fine example of the outstanding benefits resulting from carefully designed urban design interventions to our built environment. Joining the Perth Central Business District with the Swan River has been a longstanding aspiration for the City of Perth and the State of Western Australia. The result is the product of endless design proposals and a complex decision making process to realise the ambitions of many stakeholders... Elizabeth Quay has already recorded 6.6 million visits, rivalling the Sydney Opera House visits of 8.2 million in the first year of opening."  
- AIA WA Jury Citation