Willinga Park Equestrian Centre has notched up another award, this time at the 2017 Australian Institute of Architects National Architectural Awards.
The stock and performance horse stud and equestrian centre took out the National Award in Commercial Architecture, at a ceremony at Albert Hall in Canberra on Thursday night.
Designed by Cox Architects, the project was commended for features including its ‘series of overlapping folding roof planes designed to scoop in cool breezes and shield the spectators and dressage arena from the western sun.’
While it only opened to the public in March this year, this week’s award is one of several for Willinga Park, at Bawley Point.
Master Builders ACT named the horse park ‘Project of the Year’ in June. In the same month, Willinga Park won two awards at the 2017 ACT Architectural Awards: the W Hayward Morris Award for interior architecture and the Romano Giurgola Award for public architecture.
Owner Terry Snow praised the architects, designers, builders, landscapers and gardeners who have contributed to the project.
“It is already proving to be a huge drawcard for the equestrian community, and for the South Coast,” he said.