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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : June 24th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, June 25, 2009 7 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Rusted look shines FIONA BRADY The rebuilt Armory Wharf Cafe (left) and Jacaranda Square (above), both at Sydney Olympic Park, shone in architecture awards. Pictures: PHIL BLATCH A CAFE in Sydney Olympic Park that had to be completely rebuilt following a fire 18 months ago has won an architecture award. The Armory Wharf Cafe won first place in the commercial architecture category at the Aust- ralian Institute of Architects NSW awards last week. The original cafe, which was in a heritage-listed 1937 building, was destroyed in January last year. The cause of the fire is still not known. Lahz Nimmo Architects, who designed the cafe, said they were inspired by the history of the site and the surrounding landscape. ''We wanted to respond to the industrial landscape as well as the river and mangroves, so we used a palate of materials such as corten steel (pre-weathered) so that it looked rusted,'' director Annabel Lahz said. ''We also used an industrial profile roof sheet called Aramax, used in a lot of industrial sheds.'' The iconic features of the build- ing were the roof and chimney, she said. The Armory Wharf precinct where the cafe is located, also triumphed at the awards, coming first in the urban design category. It was a collaboration between Lahz Nimmo Architects, Hargreaves Associates and Lacoste + Stevenson. There was more good news for Sydney Olympic Park -- its new town centre, Jacaranda Square, received a commendation in this category. It was designed by McGregor Westlake Architecture with As- pect Design Studios. The park authority's chief executive officer Alan Marsh con- gratulated all the winning archi- tects. ''These projects were com- missioned by the authority to support the continued growth of Sydney Olympic Park into a new, modern township and enhance the people working in and visiting the precinct,'' he said. The Armory Wharf precinct and cafe and Jacaranda Square will now be judged against other state winners at the national awards on October 29. Campaign urges kids to choose SYDNEY Markets at Flemington is urging schools to sign up for its 2009 ''Fresh For Kids'' Canteen Campaign, which encourages chil- dren to eat more fruit and veg- etables. ''For children aged 5 to 12, the school canteen is one of the only places they make autonomous food choices'' Sydney Markets spokeswoman Melissa Kolc said. Children who buy fresh fruit and vegies at their canteen earn coupons, which can be exchanged for finger projectors and other prizes. Schools can register by July 3 at www.freshforkids.com.au Five interested in CBD Metro FIVE major bidders so far have registered their expressions of interest to build the CBD Metro. Four of these are consortia and they include BM2, which is composed of Brookfield Multiplex Constructions, MacMahon and Bouygues Travaux Publics and another made up of Thiess and John Holland JV. Spanish company Dragados has also registered to take part in the tendering process. Transport Minister David Campbell said businesses were bidding to deliver the permanent route infrastructure (PRI) works for the city's first metro line. The PRI covers tunnels and linings, drainage, cross passages, exca- vation for stations and passenger access ways. In September, invi- tations to tender will be issued to a short list of up to three consortia. BURWOOD COUNCIL SAYS NO TO ILLEGAL DUMPING! Burwood residents and ratepayers are reminded that the dumping of household items, garden vegetation or any other material in a public place is a finable offence with fines ranging from $60 to $750. Businesses found to be dumping rubbish can face fines in excess of $300,000. Burwood Council offers 2 FREE clean ups per year to all residents, in addition to the Second Hand Saturday community garage sales held throughout the year. Mayor Lesley Furneaux-Cook inspecting a recent illegal dump in Tangarra Street. DOB IN A DUMPER If you have any information on illegal dumping please call Council's Customer Services on 9911 9911
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