Global recognition for Koondrook wharf

THE innovative Murray River wharf at Koondrook has now been shortlisted for a world architecture award.

The wharf built at a cost of around $2 million with government and council funding.

INNOVATIVE. The Murray River wharf at Koondrook. Picture: ADAM GIBSON.

INNOVATIVE. The Murray River wharf at Koondrook. Picture: ADAM GIBSON.

Gannawarra mayor, Cr Brian Gibson said that the wharf has been shortlisted in the Landscape – Rural Projects category of the 2018 World Architecture Festival Awards.

Design firm, Terroir will travel to Amsterdam in November to present to a jury of more than 100 international judges

Cr Gibson said the World Architecture Festival is the world's largest architectural award program receiving entries from projects located in over 80 countries.

"The World Architecture Festival is dedicated to celebrating, sharing and inspiring outstanding architecture," he said.

"To be shortlisted on a world stage against projects based in Norway, China, Spain and India is remarkable."

The nomination was submitted by the architect company Terroir who designed the wharf with award project categories ranging from residential, to commercial, education, hotel and leisure, health, culture, religion and landscape projects.

This international recognition is additional to the wharf being shortlisted in three separate categories of the 2018 Victoria Architecture Awards including Small Project, Urban Design and Regional sections. The winners of the Victorian Awards will be announced today.

"We are very proud of the Koondrook wharf and we thank the community for embracing this project and assisting in the design process," Cr Gibson said.

"We look forward to welcoming the extra visitors this recognition will bring to Koondrook and our wider district."

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