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International Award Win

Photo credit Hamish McIntosh.jpeg12 July 2022

​The mirrored 'periscope' ceiling at The Canopy has recently won two Awards at the prestigious International Architizer A+Awards.

The Canopy ceiling took out both the Juried and Popular Choice 2022 in the Architecture +Ceilings category which means it was deemed Best 'Ceiling' in the world 2022

It was also one of the Top 5 designs in the Architecture +Metal category in the same Awards.

The Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year's best architecture and spaces from across the world. The Canopy Periscope was one of only two Australian entries to receive multiple accolades in the global awards.

In 2022 there were more than 5,000 entries from over 100 countries in a wide selection of categories with finalists and winners recognised as the year’s most influential visionaries.

These Awards add to the six other industry Awards received since The Canopy opened two years ago. Photo credit (right): Hamish McIntosh

Find out more about the Architizer A+Awards from supermanoeuvre and Scott Carver:


Periscope Canopy was one of only two Australian entries to receive multiple accolades in the global awards.                            

Leading Sydney architecture firms supermanoeuvre and Scott Carver achieved both Jury Winner and Popular Choice Winner accolades at the recent 2022 Architizer A+ Awards, which recognised the Periscope Canopy project collaboration as a global category standout. 

The A+Awards is a showcase of the world's best architecture and spaces and this year's event celebrated a decade of inspirational design with more than 5,000 entries from over 100 countries in a wide selection of categories.

Periscope Canopy, which formed part of the mixed-use retail and public domain project The Canopy in Sydney's Lane Cove, garnered multiple awards in the Details: Architecture + Ceiling category for Jury Winner and Popular Choice Winner and was ranked as a top-five Finalist in the Details: Architecture + Metal category.

Australian firms were well-represented in the 2022 Architizer A+ Awards with 16 practices recognised for their achievements alongside international stars such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Kengo Kuma, NADAAA and Bjarke Engels Group (BIG).  

Supermanoeuvre with Scott Carver was part of the six Aussie firms shortlisted for multiple awards, recognised with just one other local company (Koichi Takada Architects) as a Jury Winner for any category, while also taking home the Popular Choice gong.

The winning project, Periscope Canopy, is a prime example of how built form and landscape design can create synergy and seamless design outcomes through a collaborative approach.

"With Periscope Canopy, we wanted to achieve a unique landmark that amplified the vitality of Lane Cove and created a memorable and enduring experience for the community," supermanoeuvre Director Dave Pigram said.

"The project derives its name from more than 2,000 mirrored shingles that adorn its underside and in concert with the canopy's sweeping form, the roof quite literally allows people to see around corners and from below to above.

"Periscope Canopy serves as an experiential amplifier that increases the vitality of everyday life and the drama of our movements, spanning the pragmatic to the poetic."

Scott Carver Director of Landscape Architecture Esther Dickins said working with supermanoeuvre on an integrated outcome for Periscope Canopy within the surrounding The Canopy landscape, public domain and retail project was part of the concept of literally reflecting the Lane Cove community. 

"Inviting supermanoeuvre to collaborate on a key part of the project also reflects the value of deep collaboration to form unique design outcomes," Ms Dickins said.

"Considering how the landscape would enhance this experience and doubling its impact within the reflective surface was key, particularly the role of the green wall that greets people and acts as 'green' signage, connecting the restaurant and retail precinct without the need for words.

"The award is a satisfying recognition of this unique work that realises Scott Carver and supermanoeuvre's passion and innovation and the vision of Lane Cove Council for a collaborative outcome where the best reward is always the smiles on the faces of the people using the attractive, active and inclusive environment we created." 

Mr Pigram said the latest accolades for the multi-award-winning project solidified supermanoeuvre's commitment to the creation of public spaces that are impactful, sustainable and enduring. 

"Periscope Canopy was a great opportunity to demonstrate the value of our design approach while showcasing our international experience and computational design capabilities in a commercial Australian context," he said.

"Assisting local governments to envision and deliver such places lies at the core of our practice, and we hope other LGAs and private clients will be encouraged to collaborate with us."


Pictured above is the Mayor of Lane Cove, Clr Andrew Zbik, General Manager, Craig Wrightson, Scott Carver's Esther Dickins and supermanoeuvre's Dave Pilgrim underneath the 'best ceiling in the world' as Awarded in the Architizer A+Awards for 2022.