Reservoir Station wins two gold at 2021 Gov Design Awards

Reservoir Station has been awarded the top honour in two categories at the 2021 DRIVENxDESIGN GOV Design Awards, receiving gold in Architecture – Transport and Urban Design.

“Projects like Reservoir Station entail a significant investment from the government, and it’s a pleasure to be able to play our part in amplifying value and connectivity for the community through high level design and urban thinking,” says Genton Principal Marc Debney.

The GOV Design Awards is a global awards program that celebrates exceptional design projects within the government, community and public sectors across 10 categories. Reservoir Station was awarded gold for excellence in the following criteria:

Architecture – Transport: this award acknowledges the design process and product of planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, and aesthetic considerations.

Urban Design: this award celebrates creativity and innovation in the process of place making, designing and shaping cities, towns and villages. The category prioritises the connections made between people and places, movement and urban form, nature and the built fabric.

Designing Reservoir Station was driven by a desire to reconnect with the local cultural and social context, while embracing the opportunity to re-imagine the multi-modal transport hub. Genton capitalised on the introduction of an elevated rail corridor as a way to unify the retail and community centre of Reservoir through the creation of a new public space under an iconic piece of Architecture in the centre of the suburb that would act as a geographical beacon within the surrounding municipality.

Another triumph for Reservoir Station, the project continues to garner critical recognition and is currently shortlisted for the Urban Design, Public Architecture and Sustainable Architecture categories at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2021 Victorian Architecture Awards. It was also a Finalist in the Architecture Design category at the 2020 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards, and nominated for the 2021 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards in the Public & Landscape Architecture category.

DRIVENxDESIGN will formally present the awards at a virtual presentation on Thursday, 1 July at 3pm (AEST).
Explore all category winners here.

Thank you to our client, the North West Program Alliance (Level Crossing Removal Project, Metro Trains Melbourne, John Holland, KBR inc.) for providing us with this opportunity, and to our collaborating landscape architects,
McGregor Coxall.

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.