The Property Council of Australia, together with national awards Principal Sponsor Rider Levett Bucknall is proud to announce the ANZ Centre as the winner of the 2011 Innovation and Excellence Awards, Victorian Development of the Year.
ANZ Centre, nominated by Lend Lease and Hassell, was announced as the winner of the Victorian Development of the Year at the Property Council’s Innovation and Excellence Awards Business Lunch on Friday 8 April 2011.
ANZ Centre is one of the most permeable banking headquarters in the world; rarely, if ever before, has a bank invited the public into the heart of its workspaces. Described as ‘an urban campus’, the development presents the next generation in collaborative and flexible design.
Featuring large expanses of floor space dedicated to interactive activity, the building enables the incidental connections critical to today’s knowledge economy. Incorporating a raft of innovative green initiatives, the building is a global environmental and social sustainability benchmark.
Recognising excellence in the built environment, the Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards is the pre-eminent property industry program in Australia.
The annual awards program heralds the achievements of the sector’s finest professionals and companies.
Jennifer Cunich, Victorian Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia commented, “ANZ Centre represents a new generation of high quality building and development. ANZ Centre demonstrates the marriage of innovative design and truly sustainable features which have set a global environmental and social sustainability benchmark.”
“Without a doubt, the Property Council’s National Innovation and Excellence awards program is the most prestigious in the industry.”
Michael Kerr, Director of Rider Levett Bucknall commented, “The Innovation and Excellence awards provide a much-deserved opportunity for our industry to acknowledge developments of distinction across the country. We are proud to be associated with this exemplary program.”
ANZ Centre as well as all the other Victorian finalists remains contenders for a National Award. The 2011 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards Gala Dinner will be held at Sydney’s Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday 14 May 2011.