THE COMMUNITY VOTES ARE IN!

The Queanbeyan Business Chamber is delighted to announce the winner of the $2,000 Downtown Q community vote!

Congratulations to Entry 755: NAAU and the University of Calgary – Project director: Ben Milbourne (NAAU). Project Team: Carolyn Cuthbert, Scott Douglas, Jimmy Hoang, Adam Missiuna, Stephanie Rideout, Jordan Stearne, Tim Vanderhoek, Sabrina Vastag, Athena Zandboer

sweeping the community vote for Downtown Q and all of the Quarters.

All entrants’ names are now be displayed with their submission as part of the online exhibition which can be viewed here. There will also be a physical public exhibition of a selection of entries in Queanbeyan in early 2015.

 

The Queanbeyan Business Chamber congratulates the winners and thanks all the entrants for participating – they have made a lasting contribution to the future of Queanbeyan.

 

We still want to know what you think

QBC is keen to continue to hear your views on the best ideas for the future of our City.

You are invited to nominate your favourite entry from the GALLERY – just click on the entry to register your ‘vote’.

 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The winners of the Downtown Q 2025 design ideas competition have been announced.

For details, refer to the Jury Report here.

Congratulations to the winners and to all the entrants for their creative contribution to the future of Queanbeyan!

 

COMPETITION CLOSED

TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF QUEANBEYAN ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S OLDEST COUNTRY TOWNS

The Queanbeyan Business Chamber invites Australian and international designers to enter a design ideas competition for Downtown Q – critical streets and sites within the Central Business District of Queanbeyan. With quality renewal or redevelopment Downtown Q will spearhead regeneration of one of Australia’s oldest inland settlements.

Winning designs will combine urban design ideas and development concepts that project a visionary future of prosperity and design excellence for the regional city. These ideas and concepts will be used to generate confidence in outcomes for the community and may be further developed to define and stimulate investment opportunity.

The total competition prize pool is $62,000 with an additional $2,000 community prize pool.

The competition has the endorsement of the Australian Institute of Architects and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

THE COMPETITION

This is a single stage design ideas competition.  It has been developed and will be conducted in accordance with the Australian Institute of Architects Guidelines for Architectural Competitions and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Guidelines for the Promotion and Conduct of Competitions.

All entrants are required to present their design ideas for Downtown Q.  At their discretion entrants may then also choose to enter detailed proposals for any or all of the three Development Quarters.  Downtown Q and each of the Development Quarters has a separate first prize allocation.

All entries will be published online.  The community will be given the opportunity to view the designs and to vote for their favourite proposals.

 

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THE PRIZE POOL

The First Prize for each of the elements of the competition is:

DOWNTOWN Q
CIVIC Q
RESIDENTIAL Q
COMMERCIAL Q
$30,000
$10,000
$10,000
$10,000

 

There are no second or subsequent prizes in each element. However, commendations and/or supplementary prize money from a pool of $2,000 may be awarded at the discretion of the Jury.

There is also a Community prize pool of $2,000 – a $500 prize for Downtown Q and for each of the Development Quarters.

Prizes are in Australian dollars. GST is not a consideration in the award of the prizes.

Prize monies will be paid with no monies retained for any subsequent commission.


Queanbeyan NSW Design Competition

KEY DATES 2014

Competition Launch / Registrations open Monday, 11 August
Registrations close EXTENDED to Thursday, 2 October (from 30 Sept)
Question Period closes EXTENDED to 6 October (from 3 October)
Final answers posted on the web Tuesday, 7 October
Entries close EXTENDED to Wednesday, 12 November (from 11 November)
Jury meets Monday, 17 November
People’s Choice web exhibition 20 to 6 December
People’s Choice vote closes Extended to 6 December
Announcement of Winners Monday, 24 November

A leadership initiative of the Queanbeyan Business Chamber – with in-principle support and the endorsement of the Queanbeyan City Council.
The competition has the endorsement of the Australian Institute of Architects and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

QBC - The Queanbeyan Business Council