Brisbane project named best development in the country

first_imgBotanica Residences by ARIA Property Group. Picture: SuppliedMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago“ Further, the finishes and attention to detail within our apartments are unparalleled,” he said.UDIA Qld President Stephen Harrison said the national president’s award “crowns this development the best in the country” with Botanica Residences now a benchmark for urban renewal.“The project includes impressive sustainability features such as the application of 120 solar panels installed as a vertical facade treatment and this, combined with fantastic resident amenities, such as private dining and cinema rooms with indoor/outdoor health and wellbeing facilities won the judges over.” UDIA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE WINNERS: Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group has Queensland’s largest green wall. Picture: SuppliedThe coveted award came after Botanica Residences picked up the gong for the best high density development in the country – a category where it went up against Anadara & Alexander – Lendlease’s Barangaroo South project in New South Wales and Piccolo’s Upper House project in Victoria.The project – which has been completed on the corner of Edmondstone and Boundary Streets in South Brisbane – has 179 apartments across 20 levels, and some of the best green credentials around including Enviro-Development accreditation from the UDIA, full 6 leaf certification and UDIA national president Michael Corcoran said the awards recognised the ‘best of the best’ in an industry dedicated to producing the best possible products for home buyers, surrounding communities and the environment. PRESIDENT’S AWARD: Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group QLD CATEGORY WINNERS: Affordable Development: Lifestyle Hastings by Lifestyle Communities VIC Environmental Excellence: Osprey Waters by Mirvac WA High Density Development: Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group QLD Urban Renewal: Tonsley by Renewal SA Seniors Living: Mark Moran Vaucluse by Mark Moran Group NSW Medium Density Development: The Barkly by ID_Land VIC Residential Development: Fairwater by Frasers Property Australia NSW Masterplanned Development: Blakes Crossing by Lendlease SA (Source: UDIA Awards for Excellence 2017) Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group: UDIA National President’s Award winner. Picture: Suppliedcenter_img Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group is the country’s best development project, taking out the top gong at the UDIA National Awards for Excellence. Picture: SuppliedA 20-LEVEL Brisbane apartment project has been named the best development in the country, winning a coveted national award ahead of hundreds of others.ARIA Property Group’s South Brisbane project, Botanica Residences, was won the Urban Development Institute President’s Award, making it the best of the best of around 500 projects across the country. Aria Property Group managing director Tim Forrester, UDIA national president Michael Corcoran and Aria Property Group design manager Simon White at the UDIA national awards where Botanica Residences took the top gong. Picture: SuppliedAria Property Group design manager Simon White said the team was “extremely proud” and “delighted” with the awards.“We are delighted that our unwavering commitment to quality has been recognised in this forum. We were even more honoured to win The President’s Award which is the highest accolade bestowed by the UDIA, representing the Best of the Best in all developments and categories.”He said Aria was a strong believer in delivering the highest quality amenity for residents including its exclusive residents’ rooftop clubs with private dining rooms, theatres, gyms and yoga spaces.last_img read more

Young people invited to enter 2011 Commonwealth Awards

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 195 Views   no discussions 2010 Gold winner – Madhabi Das Bhattacharyya, IndiaLONDON, England — Young people from around the Commonwealth are invited to enter the 2011 Commonwealth Photographic and Vision (film) Awards, organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) in London.“Young people are invited to make their voice heard on a global platform by engaging with the issues that mean the most to them. This year’s Commonwealth theme is ‘Women as Agents of Change’ – we want entrants to think about the opportunities and barriers faced by women around the world and the roles they play in their family, community and nation,” the Royal Commonwealth Society said.“Our winners are often those picking up a camera for the very first time and what we are looking for is a creative spark, a unique insight, or a new idea!” it added.Top prizes in the photographic competition include monetary awards and photographic equipment. Last year, the RCS flew a selection of winners to London for a week of workshops with professional photographers, visits to the London sights (including a special tour of the Houses of Parliament) and a Gala Awards Ceremony.The judges’ favourite entries will be exhibited at prestigious Art venues and the Commonwealth Club, a private members club and exclusive London venue.In 2010 the top prizes went to photographers from India, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Pakistan, the UK and Australia.Top prizes in the vision (film) competition include monetary awards, film equipment, internships and submission to prestigious film festivals around the Commonwealth. In 2010, a selection of the filmmakers behind the judges’ favourite entries were flown to London for workshops led by professional filmmakers, and to receive their prizes from the award winning filmmaker, Gurinder Chadha.In 2010, the top prizes went to filmmakers from South Africa, Cameroon, Malaysia, Kenya, Canada and the United Kingdom.Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards are given to entrants in both the under-18 and 18-30 categories.Commonwealth Photographic Awards 2011The only Photographic Prize of its kind to reach every country in the Commonwealth, the Photographic Awards have been running since the 1990s and draws together hundreds of young photojournalists and photographers every year. The standard of entry is always exceptional. Open to all from, or resident in, Commonwealth countries, this inspiring photographic prize celebrates the ways in which young people from all backgrounds across world, from different races, creeds, cultures and ways of life, see themselves and others.Who can take part?Entrants must be under 30 and from or resident in a Commonwealth country. Whether you use a digital, analogue, mobile phone, or disposable camera – we want to see your images.How to enterEnter online here: www.rcsregister.org/public/index/index. Be sure to upload your photo and fill in the online entry form, including your date of birth. The deadline for receipt of submissions is 1st August.Commonwealth Vision Awards 2011The Commonwealth Vision Awards promote excellence in filmmaking across the Commonwealth. Open to both actual and prospective film-makers, they inspire young people to think creatively about international issues and share their opinions with peers around the globe.Applicants from rich and poor, large and small countries alike, submit story-board ideas in either written, picture or short film format, on a topic linked to the Commonwealth theme.Who can take part?Entrants must be under 30 and from or resident in a Commonwealth country. Whether you shoot on 35mm or Mini DV – we want to see your film. Further information can be found here: www.thercs.org/youth/visionawardstakingpart.How to enterMake a film connected to the theme ‘Women as Agents of Change’ of up to 4 minutes long and submit it online by 1st August. www.rcsregister.org/public/index/indexAlternatively, you can post the film on YouTube (or a similar site), and email the link together with a completed entry form to competitions@thercs.org. Postal entries can also be made by printing and completing the application form and sending it together with your entry, to the appropriate address. Download an entry form here: www.thercs.org/youth/visionawardsenterhereCaribbean News Now Sharecenter_img Share NewsRegional Young people invited to enter 2011 Commonwealth Awards by: – July 8, 2011 Sharelast_img read more