Madeline Power August 04, 2012
The Apartments, NewActon. Photo: Graham Tidy
The contemporary NewActon South apartments building has won the ACT Property Council of Australia-Rider Levett Bucknall Development of the Year award for 2012.
Also known as The Apartments, the building won the accolade last night at the Property Council of Australia (ACT) awards night gala ball, held at the National Convention Centre.
ACT Property Council executive director Catherine Carter said the calibre of entries to this year's awards was very high.
''This again demonstrates the valuable contribution that property makes to the ACT and its economy,'' she said.
The 18-storey apartment with its glass facade offers views across Lake Burley Griffin to the National Museum, National Gallery and Parliament House.
The building was designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects in conjunction with landscape architects Oculus and developed by Molonglo Group and Macquarie Bank.
There are 190 apartments in NewActon South, as well as a rooftop garden, gym and boutique cinema. It is just one kilometre away from the central business district.
This year there were 102 finalists across Australia striving for the title of Australian Development of the Year, with 10 finalists vying for the ACT award.
Fairfax's Media House in Melbourne won the national award earlier this year.
Some of the other ACT finalists were Gungahlin Town Centre, Kingston Foreshore and the Brindabella at Macgregor.