Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM has welcomed the acknowledgement of the Salisbury Community Hub within the 2020 South Australian Architecture Awards announced last night.
The Hub and its architect, HASSELL, received the esteemed Jack McConnell Award for Public Architecture as well as an Interior Commendation within the annual awards, which were held virtually.
“This award is a reflection of all the people who contributed to this achievement by telling us what they wanted to see in their community hub,” said Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM.
“Since it opened late last year, the Salisbury Community Hub has quickly become the social heart of our community, with more than 150,000 people visiting this fabulous building since opening.
“These awards celebrate what we already know – the Hub is an innovative, modern and stylish building. But most importantly for us, it has been designed in a way that promotes the community coming together to learn new skills, connect with others, access resources and enjoy being in a place where you know you belong.”
The Hub was recognised as inviting opportunities for community use and having a strong sense of place – both by embracing the future with modern design and maintaining connections with our past, such as through the preservation of the cemetery.
The Interior Commendation was a nod to the Hub’s “highly effective spatial flow and volume, creating a range of opportunities for members of the local area to visit the Hub, make use of its resources and connect as a community.”
This year’s South Australian Architecture Awards were heavily centred on projects that have a considerable impact on the communities they serve.
A full list of winners can be found HERE.