Dear sponsors, We are very pleased to announce that Hortus has been shortlisted for the Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Awards in the Small Project category. The winners will be announced on the 27th June during the Awards presentation dinner. In the interim, we are also pleased to inform you that the project has been so well received that Places Victoria have now extended it for a further 18 months, to May 2016. The project brief and intention was originally for a 12-month activation. Since opening, Hortus has become a catalyst for further planning and activity within the Docklands area, which is a great testament to its success. Seven Seeds, who continue to operate the cafe, have acknowledged that the facility acts as an informal information centre within the precinct and note that there is a diversity of patrons including regular locals and is becoming a drawcard for the area. We are also working on a series of events and activities for further community engagement and activation in the area, which will be unveiled in the coming months. We wish to thank you again for your generous support of this project.