nsw people's choice awards for life in 2020

COVID-19 restrictions have given everyone, architects and otherwise, occasion to reflect intently on space – the spaces we live in and the spaces we’d love to live in, the essential workplaces that remain active to serve the community, and the places we’d love to spend time if only lockdown restrictions were relaxed.

This year, in response to the new appreciation the wider community has for quality spaces, we are introducing the NSW People’s Choice Awards for Life in 2020, where all shortlisted 2020 NSW Architecture Awards projects are in the running for three award categories: Isolation Oasis, We’re All In This Together, and Post-Iso Party.

Open to voting by everyone, this playful set of awards will seriously recognise the projects that inspire us in the context of our altered relationships to our housing, workplaces, centres of essential community services and to the public domain.

Maximum 3 votes per person

Voting will close 11:59PM Monday 22 June.

Winners will be announced in July.

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Isolation Oasis Award

Choose your dream quarantine digs in the 2020 NSW Architecture Awards.


We Are In This Together Award

Pick your preferred community space and/or workplace in the 2020 NSW Architecture Awards.


Post-Iso Party Award

Select your best post-lockdown celebration venue in the 2020 NSW Architecture Awards.


Images above L-R: GB House | Renato D’Ettorre Architects | Photo Justin Alexander | 2019 Wilkinson Award for Residential Architecture Houses (New); North Rocks | Candalepas Associates | Photo Brett Boardman | 2019 Aaron Bolot Awards Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing; The Green Square Library and Plaza | Studio Hollenstein in association with Stewart Architecture Photo Tom Roe | 2019 Premier’s Prize; UNSW Roundhouse | Tonkin Zulaikha Greer | Lucky7Co | 2019 Award Sustainable Architecture