Maitland City Council has received two awards at the recent Australian Institute of Architects NSW Awards for the Maitland Regional Athletics Centre.
The Centre was awarded a Public Architecture Award and the Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture, which follows the Award for Public Architecture, won as part of the Newcastle Architecture Awards earlier in the year.
“It is a great honour for Council to be recognised by such prestigious awards and demonstrates the outstanding quality of facility the Athletics Centre provides the Maitland community,” said Council’s Acting Group Manager Infrastructure and Works, Kevin Stein.
“I would like to congratulate Council staff involved with the project as well as local architectural practice Studio Dot in creating a Centre that has received a multitude of positive feedback and is a real jewel of our City.”
He said the ambition of the Athletics Centre design was to deliver a complex to be used for multiple purposes by the community, including sports and community events, whilst providing value for money with a robust building and track that will stand the test of time.
“The centralisation of public and cultural buildings within this area has now created a key hub for the City that incorporates the sporting complex as a significant area of public space.”
The project is also being considered for a national architectural award which will be decided in November.