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Institute’s 2019 Architecture Award winners revealed

Diverse, responsive and innovative, 35 winners and 12 commendations have been revealed for the Institute’s 2019 Architecture Awards.

Private Women's Club by Kerstin Thomson Architects. Photo by Derek Swalwell.

Private Women's Club by Kerstin Thomson Architects. Photo by Derek Swalwell.



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November 8th, 2019


At a ceremony in Brisbane, the year’s most outstanding projects from across Australian received recognition in The Australian Institute of Architects’ National Awards program. Diverse in its categories, the jury awarded projects of all scales and purposes, having visited 56 projects in 12 days in order to make the selection. Almost a quarter of the shortlisted projects were located outside a capital city. All states and territories were represented in the awards, highlighting the breadth of great architecture across Australia.

Australian Institute of Architects National President Helen Lochhead shares that the winners set the benchmark for high-quality and enduring architecture in Australia. From 185 eligible projects, 78 were shortlisted across 14 categories.

“These awards not only highlight the quality in our profession, they demonstrate publicly the achievements in design, innovation and sustainability that are possible when clients and architects are enabled to aim for excellence. This is where architecture shines, in its ability to make the world a better place for people,” Lochhead says.

The winners:

Commercial Architecture

The Harry Seidler Award Dangrove | Tzannes | NSW

National Award Paramount House Hotel | Breathe Architecture | NSW

National Award | Private Women’s Club | Kerstin Thompson Architects | Victoria

Dangrove by Tzannes. Photo by Ben Guthrie.

Dangrove by Tzannes. Photo by Ben Guthrie.

Educational Architecture

The Daryl Jackson Award Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School | BVN | NSW

National Award Braemar College Stage 1, Middle School | Hayball | Victoria

National Commendation Adelaide Botanic High School | Cox Architecture and DesignInc | SA 

National Commendation QUT Creative Industries Precinct 2 | KIRK and HASSELL (Architects in Association) | Queensland

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School by BVN. Photo by Brett Boardman.

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School by BVN. Photo by Brett Boardman.

Enduring Architecture

National Award Sails in the Desert | Cox Architecture | NT

Sails in the desert by Cox Architecture. Photo by John Gollings.

Heritage

The Lachlan Macquarie Award Premier Mill Hotel | spaceagency architects | WA

National Award Paramount House Hotel | Breathe Architecture | NSW

National Commendation Flinders Street Station Façade Strengthening & Conservation | Lovell Chen | Victoria

National Commendation Sacred Heart Building Abbotsford Convent Foundation | Kerstin Thompson Architects | Victoria

Premier Mill by spaceagency architects. Photo by Allan Wyles.

Interior Architecture

The Emil Sodersten Award Denton Corker Marshall Studio | Denton Corker Marshall | Victoria

National Award Dangrove | Tzannes | NSW

National Award The University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute | Swanbury Penglase with BVN | SA

National Award #TheBaeTAS | workbylizandalex | Tasmania

The University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute by Swanbury Penglase with BVN. Photo by Peter Barnes.

The University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute by Swanbury Penglase with BVN. Photo by Peter Barnes.

International Architecture

The Jørn Utzon Award Somewhere Other | John Wardle Architects | Italy and Australia

Somewhere Other by John Wardle Architects. Photo by Peter Bennetts.

Somewhere Other by John Wardle Architects. Photo by Peter Bennetts.

Public Architecture

The Sir Zelman Cowen Award Green Square Library and Plaza | Studio Hollenstein with Stewart Architecture | NSW

National Award Parliament of Victoria Members’ Annexe | Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design | Victoria

National Award HOTA Outdoor Stage | ARM Architecture | Queensland

National Award Maitland Riverlink | CHROFI with McGregor Coxall | NSW

National Commendation Port of Sale | fjmt | Victoria

Parliament of Victoria Members’ Annexe by Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design. Photo by John Gollings.

Parliament of Victoria Members’ Annexe by Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design. Photo by John Gollings.

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alts & Adds)

The Eleanor Cullis-Hill Award Terrarium House | John Ellway | Queensland

National Award Powell Street House | Robert Simeoni Architects | Victoria

National Award Caroline House | Kennedy Nolan | Victoria

National Commendation Empire | Austin Maynard Architects | ACT

National Commendation Teneriffe House | Vokes and Peters | Queensland

National Commendation Five Gardens House | David Boyle Architect | NSW

Terrarium House by John Ellway. Photo by Toby Scott.

Terrarium House by John Ellway. Photo by Toby Scott.

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

The Robin Boyd Award Daylesford Longhouse | Partners Hill | Victoria

National Award House in the Hills | Sean Godsell Architects | Victoria

National Award Cloister House | MORQ | WA

National Award Hawthorn House | Edition Office | Victoria

National Commendation North Melbourne House | NMBW Architecture Studio | Victoria

Daylesford Long House by Partners Hill. Photo by Rory Gardiner.

Daylesford Long House by Partners Hill. Photo by Rory Gardiner.

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

The Frederick Romberg Award Mermaid Multihouse | Partners Hill with Hogg & Lamb | Queensland

National Award Whitlam Place | Freadman White in collaboration with Anon Studio | Victoria

Whitlam Place by Freadman White. Photo by Tom Ross.

Whitlam Place by Freadman White, in collaboration with Anon Studio. Photo by Tom Ross.

Small Project Architecture

The Nicholas Murcutt Award Jock Comini Reserve Amenities | Kerstin Thompson Architects | Victoria

National Award Doubleground | MUIR + OPENWORK | Victoria

National Commendation Fish River Ranger Accommodation | Design Construct, School of Art Architecture and Design, University of South Australia | NT

Fish River Ranger Accommodation by Design Construct, School of Art Architecture and Design, University of South Australia. Photo by Joti Weijers-Coghlan.

Fish River Ranger Accommodation by Design Construct, School of Art Architecture and Design, University of South Australia. Photo by Joti Weijers-Coghlan.

Sustainable Architecture

The David Oppenheim Award Parliament of Victoria Members’ Annexe | Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design | Victoria

National Award Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School | BVN | NSW

National Commendation 25 King | Bates Smart | Queensland

National Commendation The University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute | Swanbury Penglase with BVN | SA

25 King by Bates Smart. Photo by Tom Roe.

25 King by Bates Smart. Photo by Tom Roe.

Urban Design

The Walter Burley Griffin Award Maitland Riverlink | CHROFI with McGregor Coxall | NSW

National Award Parliament of Victoria Members’ Annexe | Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design | Victoria

National Award Yagan Square | Lyons in association with Iredale Pedersen Hook and landscape architects ASPECT Studios | WA

National Award Green Square Library and Plaza | Studio Hollenstein with Stewart Architecture and HASSELL | NSW

Green Square Library and Plaza by Studio Hollenstein with Stewart Architecture and HASSELL. Photo by Tom Roe.

Green Square Library and Plaza by Studio Hollenstein with Stewart Architecture and HASSELL. Photo by Tom Roe.

Colorbond® Award for Steel Architecture 

National Award Yagan Square | Lyons in association with Iredale Pedersen Hook and landscape architects ASPECT Studios | WA

Yagan Square by Lyons in association with Iredale Pedersen Hook and landscape architects ASPECT Studios. Photo by Peter Bennetts.

Yagan Square by Lyons in association with Iredale Pedersen Hook and landscape architects ASPECT Studios. Photo by Peter Bennetts.

People’s Choice Awards

Winner Hawthorn House | Edition Office | Victoria

Hawthorn House by Edition Office. Photo by Ben Hosking.

Hawthorn House by Edition Office. Photo by Ben Hosking.

Congratulations to all winners! 


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