Architecture

Shortlist announced for 2015 VIC Architecture Awards

May 14, 2015

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects has shortlisted 74 projects for the 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards.

Image above, Church of the Resurrection, Keysborough by Meaden Architecture and Interiors

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects has shortlisted 74 projects for the 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards.

The shortlisted projects were chosen from a field of 197 entries across 15 categories: Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions); Residential Architecture – Houses (New); Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing; Small Project Architecture; Urban Design; Heritage Architecture; Interior Architecture; Commercial Architecture; Public Architecture – New; Public Architecture – Alterations & Additions; Educational Architecture; Sustainable Architecture; COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture; Melbourne Prize; and the Regional Prize.

All entries including the shortlisted projects will be exhibited in the Atrium at Federation Square from 26 May to 8 June.

The winners from each category will be announced at the 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards presentation on 26 June, after which they will progress to the National Architecture Awards in November 2015.  We take a look at a few of the intriguing shortlisted projects below.

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions)

The Water Factory involves the refurbishment and residential conversion of a late 19th century industrial warehouse building in North Fitzroy and engages with issues of extended family dwelling, spatial flexibility and adaptive reuse.

Courtyard House – Matt Gibson Architecture + Design
Cubo House – PHOOEY Architects
Doll’s House – BKK Architects
Dreamcatcher – Fiona Winzar Architects
Fat plan on Faraday St – The Rexroth Mannasmann Collective
Green House – Sean Godsell Architects
Hopetoun Road Residence – B.E Architecture
House 3 – Coy Yiontis Architects
Local House – MAKE Architecture
Tower House – Andrew Maynard Architects
Water Factory – Andrew Simpson Architects

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Water Factory House by Andrew Simpson Architects. Photographer: Shannon McGrath

 

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

The curved form of the Abode318 tower serves to articulate each of the 450 apartments in the façade. The undulating surface of the tower affects wind pressure and protects pedestrians from downdrafts, while the interior is based on the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.

Abode318 – Elenberg Fraser
Avenue – Elenberg Fraser
Bravo – Hayball
Catherine Booth College – SJB Architects
Domain Road Apartments – Wood Marsh Architecture
E589 Apartments – Architects EAT
Tip Top – ROTHELOWMAN
Upper House – Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

 

Abode by Elenberg Fraser. Photography Peter Clarke.

Abode 318 by Elenberg Fraser. Photography Peter Clarke.

 

Small Project Architecture

The timber-clad Moonlight Cabin by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects was designed as an abstraction of a typical beach shed.

Hortus: Harbour Esplanade Temporary Activation Project – Folk Architects Pty Ltd
Hydronaut – Studiobird with Mark Richardson
Monument Park – McBride Charles Ryan
MPavilion – Sean Godsell Architects
Moonlight Cabin – Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
ON/OFF – SIBLING
Walker House – Andrew Maynard Architects
Westgarth House – Andrew Maynard Architects

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Moonlight Cabin by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects. Photography by Jeremy Weihrauch from Gollings Studio.

 

Urban Design

The Melbourne School of Design, located at the centre of the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus, is a state-of-the-art academic facility, designed by John Wardle Architects (Melbourne) and NADAAA (Boston) in collaboration.

720 Bourke Street – HASSELL
Linking Docklands & Jim Stynes Bridge – Cox Architecture, Oculus Landscape Architecture, City of Melbourne
Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne – John Wardle Architects & NADAAA
Monash University North West Precinct – Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
New Municipal Building & Civic Square – Lyons
Regional Rail Link City to Maribyrnong River – Wood Marsh Architecture
RMIT A’Beckett Urban Square – Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design
Shrine of Remembrance & Galleries of Remembrance – ARM Architecture
Swanston Street – City of Melbourne

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Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne – John Wardle Architects &
NADAAA. Photography by Nils Koenning.

 

Heritage Architecture

ARM Architecture has designed two new courtyards that complete the axial symmetry of an earlier master plan envisioned for Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance.

Coriyule – Bryce Raworth & Trethowan Architecture
Seabrook House – John Wardle Architects
Shrine of Remembrance & Galleries of Remembrance – ARM Architecture

Shrine of Remembrance & Galleries of Remembrance – ARM Architecture

Shrine of Remembrance & Galleries of Remembrance – ARM Architecture. Photography by John Gollings

 

Interior Architecture

Tower House is a renovation and extension to a weatherboard home in Alphington, Victoria by Andrew Maynard Architects.  The original was restored, including two children’s rooms, a bathroom and living spaces. A studio, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and dining occupy the new part of the house.

Domain Road Apartments – Wood Marsh Architecture
Green Chemical Futures – Lyons
Huntingdale Golf Clubhouse Interiors – Inarc Architects
Medibank – HASSELL
Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne – John Wardle Architects & NADAAA in collaboration
Napoleon Perdis Chapel – Studiobird
Shrine of Remembrance & Galleries of Remembrance – ARM Architecture
Tower House – Andrew Maynard Architects

Tower House by Andrew Maynard Architects

Tower House by Andrew Maynard Architects. Photography by Peter Bennetts.

 

Commercial Architecture

Jacobs Group Australia has designed the Global Corporate Headquarters for speciality biotechnology company CSL Limited.

41X – Lyons
501 Swanston Street – Elenberg Fraser
Australian Grains Genebank (AGG) Horsham – H2o Architects
Ballarat District Nursing and Healthcare – Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
CSL Global Corporate Headquarters – Jacobs Group (Australia) Pty Limited
Equestrian Centre, Merricks – Seth Stein Architects (London) & Watson Architecture + Design (Melbourne)
RACV Resort Torquay – Wood Marsh Architecture

CSL Global Corporate Headquarters by Jacobs Group (Australia) Pty Limited

CSL Global Corporate Headquarters by Jacobs Group (Australia) Pty Limited. Photography Trevor Mein

 

Educational Architecture

 The Sylvia Walton building at La Trobe University was designed by Lyons, and incorporates teaching, study areas, offices, computer labs and student meeting rooms.

Green Chemical Futures – Lyons
Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne – John Wardle Architects & NADAAA in collaboration
Monash University North West Precinct – Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Pamela Coyne Library – Branch Studio Architects
Penleigh and Essendon Grammar Middle Girls School – McBride Charles Ryan
Sylvia Walton Building – Lyons

Sylvia Walton Building by Lyons. Photographer

Sylvia Walton Building by Lyons. Photographer Dianna Snape.

 

Sustainable Architecture

Green Chemical Futures by Lyons is a research facility at the North West Precinct at Monash University’s Clayton Campus, with double-height foyer and voids spaces linking the levels and collaboration spaces throughout.

41X – Lyons
Bridging Boyd – Jolson Architecture Interiors Landscape
Dreamcatcher – Fiona Winzar Architects
Green Chemical Futures – Lyons
Library at The Dock – Clare Design + Hayball (Architect of Record)
Paciocco Residence – Tom Paciocco Architect FRAIA
RMIT A’Beckett Urban Square – Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design
Sawmill House – Archier
Shrine of Remembrance – Galleries of Remembrance – ARM Architecture
Water Tank House – ARM Architecture

Green Chemical Futures by Lyons. Photography by

Green Chemical Futures by Lyons. Photography by Peter Bennetts.

 

Regional Prize

The new Ballarat Community Health Lucas facility by DesignInc creates a new approach to delivering quality and affordable healthcare to Ballarat and the broader district community.

Ballarat Community Health Primary Care Centre – DesignInc
The Mornington Centre Stage 2 – Billard Leece Partnership
Yea Wetlands Visitor Information Centre – Zen Architects

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Ballarat Community Health Primary Care Centre by DesignInc. Photography by Dianna Snape.

 

A full shortlist can be viewed here: vicawards.architecture.com.au

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