Maitland’s Riverlink Building is turning heads after scooping up an international award.
The most recent accolade saw architect firm Chrofi take out the top prize at the 2018 Blueprint Awards – an international architecture and design awards program convened by bimonthly British magazine Blueprint.
Mayor Loretta Baker said she was thrilled by the success of the recently completed building, which was awarded best public-use project with public funding.
“I am absolutely thrilled. I think it deserves an award because it’s so clever. We wanted to open the city up and embrace the river,” Cr Baker said.
The local building topped projects such as Maersk Tower in Copenhagen, London Bridge Station in London and Tanderrum Bridge in Melbourne.
“The Riverlink is one of my favourite buildings, so it’s no surprise to me that it has been recognised with such a prestigious international architectural award,” Cr Baker said.
The Riverlink was completed in April this year.
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