North East Link wins at WAF 2022

We’re absolutely delighted that our North East Link urban design has won two prizes at the 2022 WAF awards (World Architecture Festival).

It has won the prestigious WAF Future Project: Infrastructure award.

It also won a WAFX award.

WAFX is a special prize for international proposals that embrace cutting-edge design approaches to address major world issues. We’re especially proud that North East Link was recognised for its approach to Reconciliation. Our urban design work is a globally relevant exemplar for how to embed Indigenous knowledge fundamentally into design.

Three pillars of Wurundjeri knowledge guided our multi-disciplinary team: Connection to Country, Caring for Country and Connecting People.​ Read our North East Link Reconciliation story here.

The urban design has been a collaboration between, BKK, Warren and Mahoney, TCL, Greenaway Architects and Greenshoot Consulting for the Spark Consortium. NEL is the world’s first road project to use the award-winning International Indigenous Design Charter principles. Construction is underway.

BKK’s Tim Black and our partners Scott Adams (TCL), Tom Locke (Warren and Mahoney) and Jefa Greenaway (Greenaway Architects) travelled to Lisbon for WAF 2022 to collect the awards.