Latrobe Gov Hub received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Architectural Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.
The winners of Australia’s peak international design awards were announced today during the 2021 Good Design Awards Week. The Good Design Awards are the highest honour for design and innovation in the country and reward projects across 12 design disciplines and 30 subcategories.
The Australian Good Design Awards is the country’s oldest and most prestigious international awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian and international market, excellence in architectural design, precinct design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design, and reward new and emerging areas of design including design strategy, social impact design, design research and up-and-coming design talent in the Next Gen category.
The Good Design Awards Jury commented:
“Latrobe Valley GovHub is a highly considered bespoke work environment created to drive the industries of the future. Overall, this is a very good design solution that creates light-filled and connected working environments. Using modulated construction to embrace smarter ways to construct is great to see and will help to grow this approach to design and construction. Well done.”
Situated in the heart of Morwell, the Latrobe Valley GovHub is a highly considered bespoke work environment created to drive the industries of the future. Housing the combined office accommodation for Parks Victoria, Solar Victoria, Earth Resources Regulation and local businesses, the Latrobe Valley GovHub is home to 200 new public sector jobs supporting a new sustainable future. A central part of the Latrobe Valley transition package, aimed at boosting local jobs and encouraging the decentralisation of roles and services from Melbourne to the Valley, the development of the Latrobe Valley GovHub was designed to be locally built, with more than 75 percent of materials and services sourced from Morwell and the Latrobe Valley. Designed around the key drivers of Culture, Connectivity, Collaboration, Growth, and Community Engagement, WMK’s architectural approach supports Morwell’s community future by utilising local craftsmanship, reusing salvaged materials, and specifying products that are sustainably sourced.
'This award is testament to the collective endeavor and passion of all involved with this truly city-shaping project for the Latrobe Valley region. WMK is humbled by this recognition and accepts this award proudly as we were truly honoured to have played our role and acknowledge everyone who shared our vision and helped deliver it." says Steve Tillinger, WMK Director.
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