Congratulations to the Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust and the whole team for Wesley Place, just announced as a 2023 Australian Good Design Award winner in the Architectural Place Design category.
Our collaborators : Cox Architecture, Charter Hall, OCULUS, Urbis, Broached Commissions, AECOM, McKenzie Group Consulting, Studio Ongarato, Armitage Jones and Floth.
[ Wesley Place from Lonsdale Street, photo : Trevor Mein ]
The Wesley Church complex in central Melbourne is a substantial collection of related mid-to-late nineteenth and early twentieth century ecclesiastical buildings. The principal group of 1858-59 buildings — the Church, Manse and Schoolhouse — are architecturally significant as the earliest intact church complex in Victoria.
The vision for the Wesley Place project was to conserve the key buildings and secure their future through a site-wide regeneration process. A new office tower designed by COX Architecture has been added, and the whole site, laneway and street frontages activated. New landscaping has created an enticing green space, using natural desire lines through the site to re-engage the city centre with Wesley Place’s significant group of buildings.
Wesley Place is located on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations
2023 Australian Good Design Awards
The Good Design Awards are run by international design promotion organisation Good Design Australia. Winners were announced at a presentation ceremony on 8 September in Melbourne.