Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre (AWRCC) has been shortlisted in the 2017 AIA NSW Architecture Awards for Public Architecture.
As much a community asset as it is a health facility, AWRCC has become a centre of local pride. Community action resulted in Commonwealth Government funding, with a community foundation established for additional support. Located in regional NSW, patients and families no longer need to travel to Sydney or Melbourne for treatment, cultivating the real sense of community that supports the dedicated people who work there and those who go there to heal.
NSW Chapter President Andrew Nimmo said:
I am pleased to see so many strong projects across regional NSW, with several ambitious projects contributing to the public realm of our regional towns and cities.
AWRCC was also shortlisted in this year’s Australian Interior Design Awards, showcasing interior design excellence in Public Design.
David Leece, Director-in-Charge commented, “The patient experience is at the heart of the Centre. Throughout the design process, the focus was on the users, and great outcomes for patients, loved ones and the wider community, and we’re delighted the project is being recognised for this.”
Of the shortlisted projects, Nimmo added, “This year’s shortlist displays the important and varied contributions architects make to our environment and quality of everyday life. Encompassing a broad range of scales and focus – from beach shelters and play spaces to community centres and university buildings – these projects highlight the importance of promoting design excellence at all levels of our built environment.”
Congratulations to the entire team, our clients, and all the shortlisted projects. The winners will be announced at the NSW Awards night on July 1.
See the full shortlist on the ArchitectureAu website.