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World Architecture Festival recognise Mixed Use Harbord Diggers

We’re delighted to see the Harbord Diggers Club Redevelopment shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards Mixed Use: Completed Buildings category.

WAF unveiled the 200-strong international shortlist celebrating buildings and landscapes to have been completed across the world between 2019 and 2021. The list has been selected from 700 entries from countries ranging from China, Japan to Mexico and Ecuador.

A collaboration between Architectus, CHROFI and JMD Design, the design of Harbord Diggers redevelopment conceals much of the program within the contour of the land. The retirement village is organised around a courtyard, with the hospitality precinct below. The headland landscape extends across the courtyard to amplify the scenic quality of the precinct. At the same time, a pair of sandstone buildings rise above as sculptural counterpoints, with flowing forms that frame the expansive coastal views.

Strategic Advisor at Architectus Michael Harrison said, “Working with the local community and club members helped engender trust in the project and assured the community that the club would deliver a project of design excellence”.

The WAF theme for the 2021 edition of the festival is: ‘Resetting the City: Greening, Health and Urbanism’ and will reconvene this year in Lisbon, at the FIL exhibition centre, from 1-3 December 2021.

Congratulations to the project team and all shortlisted for the WAF awards.
Read more about the Harbord Diggers Club Redevelopment here.

Harbord Diggers Shortlisted for WAF