Reservoir Station honoured at 2021 Good Design Awards

Announced as part of the 2021 Good Design Awards Week, Reservoir Station has received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Architectural Design category, recognising the project for its outstanding design and innovation.

“Many thanks to our client, the North West Program Alliance — including Level Crossing Removal Project, Metro Trains Melbourne, John Holland and KBR — and our collaborating landscape architects McGregor Coxall for making this win possible. We’re excited to see the ongoing legacy this project delivers for the locals of Reservoir,” says Genton Principal Jamie McCutcheon.

Recognising Reservoir Station for outstanding design and innovation, the Good Design Award Jury described the project as, “A great example of integrated design thinking, from concept to implementation. An environmentally smart and beautiful execution that achieves multiple outcomes – a safer, more connected and healthier community.”

“The intriguing facade is stand out, playing with lightness and transparency creating delight for users and passers-by. The project should be commended for its integration of environmentally sustainable design, which is reflected in its Australian-first 5 Star Green Star As-Built Rating for a train station. The central plaza creates a place for the community to gather and dwell and the architectural form reflects the surrounding context.”

Evaluated by more than 70 Australian and international jurors, Reservoir Station was one of 933 entries to the program, which rewards projects across 12 design disciplines and 30 subcategories.

Each entry was assessed according to a strict set of design evaluation criteria which includes good design, design innovation and design impact. Projects recognised with an Australian Good Design Award demonstrate excellence in professional design and highlight the impact a design-led approach has on business success and social and environmental outcomes.

To continue reading about Reservoir Station, view the Reservoir Station project profile.

We are proud to acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the Country in which Reservoir Station is located. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

Photography: Peter Clarke