AIA QLD Architecture Awards
Commendation for Urban Design
" The old Elizabeth Arcade was hard to love. Its level changes and artificial lighting delivered little joy. This project has thoroughly reconstructed the Arcade and substantially improved the urban offering whilst accommodating the complexity of two student accommodation towers above. The introduction of daylight, landscape and a diverse materials create a richness through the depth of the site. Provision for future linkages means this project has the opportunity to assist in creating a wider network of laneways. Integrated considerations of food and beverage and student users are geared towards fostering constant day time and night time activity."