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Good Grammar

Melbourne Grammar School project takes out the 2009 Interior Design Awards.



BY jesse

May 6th, 2009


The winners of the 2009 Interior Design Awards were announced at a presentation in Melbourne on 1 May.

Supported by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) the awards aim to “recognise and celebrate excellence in residential and commercial interior design”.

“The 2009 program has revealed a vibrant industry and some truly visionary interior design projects that have come to life,” says the Jacinta Reedy – Event Manager.

This year’s Premier Award – Interior Design Excellence and Innovation went to John Wardle Architects for their work on Melbourne Grammar School’s Nigel Peck Centre for Learning and Leadership.

“Melbourne Grammar School is a bold departure from the norm for an educational facility. An heroic gesture, laying bare its foundation and function for all to see, makes this project truly part of the city,” reads the Jury citation.

Carr Design took out the Residential Design Award for their Courtyard House: “We are delighted to have won this accolade in these prestigious awards.  This residence reflects the team’s talents at producing innovative, fresh ideas and importantly constantly challenging the status quo,” says Carr Design Group Director, Sue Carr.

Matt Gibson A+D took out the Retail Design Award (pictured below and in puff) for their ’incubation retail’ space AKA ’the coop’. “The project reflects a resourceful use of materials; it is practical and honest but still encourages a unique retail experience. With quirky openings and a fresh, fun approach, this project is testament to the designer’s talent and ingenuity,” say the Jury.

See the full list of winners below.

interiordesignawards.com.au

 

The Coop, Victoria

 

 

SA Water, SA

 

 

Ivy, NSW

 

 

Yarra House, Victoria

 

 

Exponential Design for Forbo Exhibit at designEX 2008, NSW

 

 

Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) for Future Hotel Germany

 


PREMIER AWARD – INTERIOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION
John Wardle Architects for Melbourne Grammar School, Nigel Peck Centre for Learning and Leadership, Victoria (Hero Image)

 

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN
Carr Design Group for Courtyard House, Victoria

RESIDENTIAL DECORATION
Leeton Pointon Architects, Susi Leeton Architects & Allison Pye Interiors for Yarra House, Victoria

RETAIL DESIGN
Matt Gibson A+D for The Coop, Vic

HOSPITALITY DESIGN
Collaborative partners Woods Bagot, Hecker Phelan & Guthrie & Merivale for Ivy, NSW

PUBLIC INTERIOR DESIGN
John Wardle Architects for Melbourne Grammar School, Nigel Peck Centre for Learning and Leadership, Victoria

INSTALLATION DESIGN (NEW CATEGORY)
Exponential Design for Forbo Exhibit at designEX 2008, NSW

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
Hassell for SA Water, SA

COLOUR IN RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS
Leeton Pointon Architects, Susi Leeton Architects and Allison Pye Interiors for Yarra House, Victoria

COLOUR IN COMMERCIAL INTERIORS
Ryan Russell for AESOP Doncaster, Victoria

EMERGING INTERIOR DESIGN PRACTICE
Byron George Architect, Victoria

BEST OF STATE – RESIDENTIAL DESIGN*
QLD – RLD for Norman Reach Penthouse
NSW – Arent & Pyke for Darling Point Apartment
TAS – Terroir for Smith Street Warehouse
VIC – Leeton Pointon Architects, Susi Leeton Architects and Allison Pye Interiors for Yarra House
WA – Brooking Design Practice for West End Loft

BEST OF STATE – COMMERIAL DESIGN
ACT – Johnson Pilton Walker for National Portrait Gallery, ACT
QLD – Hassell for Warry Street Studio, Fortitude Valley, QLD
NSW – Collaborative partners Woods Bagot, Hecker Phelan & Guthrie and Merivale for Ivy,
SA – Woods Bagot for Future Engineering Learning Space, SA
TAS – Xsquared Architects for Coffey Business Centre
VIC – John Wardle Architects for Melbourne Grammar School, Nigel Peck Centre for Learning
and Leadership
WA – Freeman Ryan Design for Pinnacles Desert Discovery

BEST INTERNATIONAL
Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) for Future Hotel Germany

SUSTAINABILITY VICTORIA EDUCATION GRANT
Byron George Architect

 


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