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Above: Westside Action by Cox Architecture won the Sustainable Architecture Award, photo by Rodrigo Vargas.
The Griffith University Student Guild Uni Bar and Link Refurbishment by Push won the Commercial Architecture: Beatrice Hutton Award, while the TAS Science Facility by Charles Wright Architects won the Educational Architecture: Jennifer Taylor Award.
Owen Architecture scooped up two awards for the night, including the Residetial Architecture – Houses (New): Robin Dods Award for Rosalie House, and the Heritage: Don Roderick Award for the Bayside Fire Station.
University of Queensland Oral Health Centre by Cox Rayner Architects with Hames Sharley and Conrad Gargett Riddel was a big winner on the night receiving the F D G Stanley Award for Public Architecture, an Award for Interior Architecture and an Award for Sustainable Architecture.
A duplex created from a culturally significant, architectural ruin of four flats in Highgate Hill won the Job & Froud Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing.
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The ACT’s top honour, the Canberra Medallion, was awarded to the Bowen Place Crossing by Lahznimmo Architects in addition to the Sir John Overall Award for Urban Design.
Canberra’s new Airport Hotel by Bates Smart collected several accolades including an Award for Commercial Architecture, Award for Interior Architecture and the Light in Architecture Prize.
King House, ‘an exceptionally clever house that maximises amenity and functionality on a tight site with a tight budget,’ by Cox Architecture won the Malcolm Moir and Heather Sutherland Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New).
HDR | Rice Daubney won two awards – the Educational Architecture Award for both the Australian Defence Force Academy’s Auditorium, and the ADF’s New Indoor Sports Centre. Also taking out two awards was francis-jones more hen thorp, who won the Interior Architecture: W Hayward Award for the Ben Chifley Building, and the Commercial Architecture Award, for the same project.
Community engagement was a strong theme across the winning projects for the NT, particularly the overall winner of the night, Anbinik Kakadu Resort by Troppo Architects which received the Tracy Memorial Award and the Peter Dermoudy Award for Commercial Architecture. Meanwhile, Charles Darwin Centre by dwp|suters + Pei Cobb Freed won the Commercial Architecture Award.
The Michael Long Learning & Leadership Centre by Hames Sharley, another example of a project focused on community benefit, received the Indigenous Community Award and an Award for Educational Architecture.
The iconic 1984 Raffles Plaza by Graeme Whitford for KROMA was recognised with the Enduring Architecture Award, as a trail blazing multi-residential development in the Territory. The Public Architecture Award and the COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture were won by the Menzies School of Health Research Royal Darwin Hospital, designed by Hames Sharley.
Devil’s Corner by Cumulus Studio won two awards – both the Colin Philip Award for Commercial Architecture and the COLORBOND Award for Steel Architecture. 1+2 Architecture also picked up two awards, winning the Commercial Architecture Award and the Interior Architecture Award for their project, Stornoway.
On the residential front, Jenny’s House by Rosevear Stephenson won both the Heritage: Roy Sharrington Award and the Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions): Tasmanian Chapter Named Award. The Houses (Alterations and Additions) Award was won by Gaetano Palmese Architects for Sofia & Otto’s Playground.
Preston Lane was the recipient of the Educational Architecture: Tasmanian Chapter Named Award for the UTAS Student Lounge on the Sandy Bay campus, while the Clarence High School Sports Pavilion won Dock 4 Architects the Public Architecture: Alan C Walker Award.
For a full list of the state’s award winners, visit the AIA website.
Planex steel locker system with Gantner ‘smart’ electronic lock has been used at Western Sydney University, designed to empower students.