The Calyx has ‘won’ selection for the prestigious 2017 Good Design Awards. Constructed as a horticultural display, research and education centre, The Calyx formed the special centrepiece of the Garden’s 200th birthday celebrations in 2016. The Calyx has been selected in the Architectural design category for outstanding Urban Design and Public Spaces. On June 8 it will go up against other Australian design precincts, to try and win another award at a glittering design ceremony.
he awards which have been around for over 50 years, endorse good design in Australia and provide consumers with a clear indicator of the cornerstones of good design across form, function, quality, safety, sustainability, commerciality, beauty and innovation.
In the next round of judging The Calyx will compete against other exciting public design projects including; the City of Perth, Hasset Park, Puli Garden, the Rhodes Peninsula Open Space Masterplan, the Tonsley Innovation District Urban Design & Public Spaces and Windsor Plaza.
The Calyx was erected at the Royal Botanic Gardens in 2016 and was designed by PTW Architects. Lead Architect and Director Troy Uleman calls it ‘an iconic but serene addition to the Gardens as a whole’.