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Brisbane Regional Architecture Awards

A space-saving interpretation of an original worker’s cottage and an urban precinct have been awarded top accolades at the 2012 Brisbane Regional Architecture Awards.

Brisbane Regional Architecture Awards


May 22nd, 2012

Owen and Vokes and Arkhefield have taken out top honours at the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)’s Brisbane Regional Architecture Awards, announced earlier this month.

River Quay by Arkhefield was awarded the John Dalton Award for Building of the Year.




Located in Brisbane’s South Bank, River Quay is a premier restaurant destination integrated with public open space along the Brisbane River.

“River Quay is a commercial success both due to the quality of restaurants it has attracted and to the diversity of dining experiences it offers within a distinct and cohesive overall collective,” said the jury.




“It generates intimate scale for dining and civic scale through its soaring roofscapes materially and spatially enriches its river and gardens setting.”

The House of the Year Award went to Owen and Vokes for Four-Room Cottage, praised by the jury for its “deftly crafted joinery, ingenious devices and unexpected light shafts [which] complete this small but richly layered house.






“An inspired translation of a traditional 4 room cottage into a 6 room one, with a perimeter circulation spine providing access to multiple service spaces, kitchen and external rooms which devolves into a series of garden terraces.”





Owen and Vokes


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