In a major coup for the city, Maitland council, in collaboration with Studio Dot, recently received the accolade for public architecture as part of the Newcastle Architecture Awards 2021 for the Maitland Regional Athletics Centre.
The achievement marks the third time in four years that the organisation has secured the honour, with Maitland Sportsground being recognised in 2018 and the Riverlink building at The Levee in 2019.
The design focus of the Maitland Regional Athletics Centre was to deliver a complex to be used for multiple purposes by residents, including sports and community events, and provide value for money with a robust facility and track that will stand the test of time.
The close concentration of public and cultural buildings within this area offers the opportunity to form a key hub for the city and incorporate the sporting development as a major piece of public space.
“Winning this award is a great accomplishment for Maitland City Council and being recognised for the third time in four years highlights the world-class facilities and venues that Maitland has to offer,” senior project architect Murray Wood said.
“Our thanks and congratulations to Studio Dot for their assistance in creating a centre that fulfilled all the functional design brief requirements with a multitude of positive feedback.”
The Newcastle Architecture Awards celebrate design excellence in local architecture, offering a great way for architects to receive public and peer recognition for their projects.
The Maitland Regional Athletics Centre has now been added to the shortlist for the NSW Architecture Awards 2021.
The winners at this ceremony will be announced on Friday 2 July.