Our collaborative work on the North East Link urban design has won two prizes at the 2022 World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards. It has won the prestigious WAF Future Project: Infrastructure award as well as winning a WAFX award.
WAFX is a special prize for international proposals that embrace cutting-edge design approaches to address major world issues.
We’re especially proud of why North East Link has been recognised: our urban design work is a globally relevant exemplar for how to embed Indigenous knowledge fundamentally into design.
Three pillars of Wurundjeri knowledge guided our multi-disciplinary team: Connection to Country, Caring for Country and Connecting People.
The urban design has been a collaboration between TCL, BKK Architects, Warren and Mahoney Architects, Jefa Greenaway RAIA MDIA, and Greenshoot Consulting for the Spark Consortium. NEL is the world's first road project to use the award-winning International Indigenous Design Charter principles.
Construction is underway as we speak!