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AIA’s National Architecture Awards shortlist announced

Sep 15, 2017
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The shortlist has been revealed for the 2017 Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards. The competition received a record 983 entries across 14 categories this year, making it the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

The shortlist is made up of 72 projects with winners being announced at an awards ceremony being held on Thursday 2 November.

When reflecting on the judging process, jury chair and Immediate Past President, Ken Maher said the entries showcased “the positive impact architecture has on our cities, towns and landscapes. Of course, the exceptional projects we visited represent only a small part of this contribution, much of which goes unrecognised.

“Reflecting on the state of architecture as observed from the visits, we were heartened by the maturity, creativity and accomplishment demonstrated by the profession across the board, from well-recognised practitioners to emerging practices and younger architects,” Maher says.

Keeping pace with the recent apartment construction boom, particularly along the eastern seaboard, there was a record number of projects in the Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing category on the shortlist.

A large number of educational projects were also selected by the jury for ‘inventive design thinking that has expanded the pedagogic and experiential agendas’.

Full shortlist:

Commercial Architecture 

NewActon Nishi by Fender Katsalidis Architects (ACT)
Sydney Processing Centre by Genton Architecture (NSW)
TarraWarra Cellar Door by Kerstin Thompson Architects (Vic)
The EY Centre by fjmt (NSW)
Willinga Park by Cox Architecture (ACT)

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Willinga Park by Cox Architecture. Photo by Alina Gozin’a.

Educational Architecture 

Albert Park College Environmental Arts Hub by Six Degrees Architects (Vic)
Arts West, University of Melbourne by ARM + Architectus (Vic)
East Sydney Early Learning Centre by Andrew Burges Architects in association with the City of Sydney (NSW)
Mt Alvernia College Anthony and La Verna Buildings by m3architecture (Qld)
St Joseph’s Nudgee College Hanly Learning Centre by m3architecture (Qld)
The Grimwade Centre For Cultural Materials Conservation – The University of Melbourne by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects (Vic)
UQ Forgan Smith Building – TC Beirne School of Law and Walter Harrison Library Refurbishment by BVN (Qld)

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East Sydney Early Learning Centre by Andrew Burges Architects in association with City of Sydney. Photo by Peter Bennetts.

Enduring Architecture 

17 Wylde Street by Aaron M Bolot (NSW)
University South Lawn Underground Car Park by Loder & Bayly in association with Harris, Lange and Associates (Vic)

University South Lawn Underground Car Park by Loder & Bayly in association with Harris, Lange and Associates. Photo by John Gollings.
University South Lawn Underground Car Park by Loder & Bayly in association with Harris, Lange and Associates. Photo by John Gollings.

Heritage 

100 Harris Street by SJB (NSW)
Albert Park College Environmental Arts Hub by Six Degrees Architects (Vic)
Captain Kelly’s Cottage by John Wardle Architects (Tas)
Embassy of Sweden by Guida Moseley Brown Architects (ACT)
Juanita Nielsen Community Centre by Neeson Murcutt Architects Pty Ltd in association with City of Sydney (NSW)

100 Harris St by SJB. Photo by Felix Forest
100 Harris St by SJB. Photo by Felix Forest.

Interior Architecture 

Canberra Airport – International by Guida Moseley Brown Architects (ACT)
Indigo Slam by Smart Design Studio (NSW)
Slack Melbourne Office by Breathe Architecture (Vic)
The Gipson Commons, St Michael’s Grammar School by Architectus (Vic)
UQ Forgan Smith Building – TC Beirne School of Law and Walter Harrison Library Refurbishment by BVN (Qld)

Slack Melbourne Office by Breathe Architecture. Photo by Peter Clarke
Slack Melbourne Office by Breathe Architecture. Photo by Peter Clarke.

International Architecture

Amanemu by Kerry Hill Architects (Japan)
International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Education (ICISE) by Studio Milou Singapore (Vietnam)
SkyVille @ Dawson by WOHA (Singapore)

SkyVille @ Dawson by WOHA. Photo by Patrick Bingham-Hall.
SkyVille @ Dawson by WOHA. Photo by Patrick Bingham-Hall.

Public Architecture 

Act for Kids Child and Family Centre of Excellence by m3architecture (Qld)
East Pilbara Arts Centre by Officer Woods Architects (WA)
Juanita Nielsen Community Centre by Neeson Murcutt Architects Pty Ltd in association with City of Sydney (NSW)
Orange Regional Museum by Crone (NSW)
Sunshine Coast University Hospital by Architectus Brisbane and HDR Rice Daubney as Sunshine Coast Architects (Qld)
The Globe by Brian Hooper Architect and m3architecture (architects in association) (Qld)
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre by sthDI+MCR (Vic)

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre by sthDI+MCR. Photo by Peter Bennetts
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre by sthDI+MCR. Photo by Peter Bennetts.

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions)

Annandale House by Welsh + Major Architects (NSW)
Burleigh Street House by ME (Qld)
Captain Kelly’s Cottage by John Wardle Architects (Tas)
Dornoch Terrace House by James Russell Architect (Qld)
Jac by panovscott (NSW)
Little Sister’s House by Candalepas Associates (NSW)
Sorrento House by Figureground Architecture (Vic)

Little Sister's house by Candalepas Associates. Photo by Brett Boardman
Little Sister’s house by Candalepas Associates. Photo by Brett Boardman.

Residential Architecture – Houses (New) 

Cape Tribulation House by m3architecture (Qld)
Coogee House by Chenchow Little (NSW)
D’Entrecasteaux House by room11 (Tas)
Dark Horse by Architecture Architecture (Vic)
Mitti Street House by James Russell Architect (Qld)
Rose House by Baracco+Wright Architects (Vic)
Tamarama House by Durbach Block Jaggers Architects (NSW)
Tent House by Sparks Architects (Qld)

D'Entrecasteaux house by Room11. Photo by Megan Baynes
D’Entrecasteaux house by Room11. Photo by Megan Baynes.

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing 

88 Angel St by Steele Associates Architects (NSW)
Crown 515 by Smart Design Studio (NSW)
President Avenue by Candalepas Associates (NSW)
RMIT Bundoora West Student Accommodation by Richard Middleton Architects (RMA) (Vic)
Solis: Little Bay Apartments by Fox Johnston (NSW)
St Joseph’s Nudgee College Bathersby Boarding Village by m3architecture (Qld)
Tropology for DHA by Troppo Architects (NT)

Gen Y Demonstration Housing Project by David Barr Architect. Photo by Robert Frith
Gen Y Demonstration Housing Project by David Barr Architect. Photo by Robert Frith.

Small Project Architecture 

Lizard Log Amenities by CHROFI (NSW)
North Bondi Amenities by Sam Crawford Architects with Lymesmith (NSW)
Studio for Indigo Jungle by Marc&Co (Qld)
The Piano Mill by Conrad Gargett (Qld)

Studio for Indigo Jungle by Marc&Co. Photo by Alicia Taylor.
Studio for Indigo Jungle by Marc&Co. Photo by Alicia Taylor.

Sustainable Architecture 

88 Angel St by Steele Associates Architects (NSW)
Central Park Sydney by Tzannes and Cox Richardson and Foster + Partners (NSW)
Gen Y Demonstration Housing Project by David Barr Architect (WA)
Mt Alvernia College Anthony and La Verna Buildings by m3architecture (Qld)
Sunnybanks House by Core Collective Architects (Tas)
South East Water by BVN (Vic)

Sunnybanks house by Core Collective Architects. Photo by Adam Gibson Photographer.
Sunnybanks house by Core Collective Architects. Photo by Adam Gibson Photographer.

Urban Design 

Central Park Sydney by Tzannes and Cox Richardson and Foster + Partners (NSW)
Frank Bartlett Library and Moe Service Centre by fjmt (Vic)
Kensington Street Precinct by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects (NSW)
The Goods Line by ASPECT Studios with CHROFI (NSW)

The Goods Line by ASPECT Studios with CHROFI. Photo by Florian Groehn.
The Goods Line by ASPECT Studios with CHROFI. Photo by Florian Groehn.

COLORBOND Award for Steel Architecture 

Arts West, University of Melbourne by ARM + Architectus (Vic)
Lizard Log Amenities by CHROFI (NSW)

Maher was joined on the jury by Mel Bright, Lawrence Nield, Sue Dugdale and Peter Maddison. Launching on World Architecture Day, Monday 2 October, the annual People’s Choice Award will once again give members of the public the opportunity to vote for their favourite residential project from the shortlist.

The 2017 winners of the National Architecture Awards will be announced at Albert Hall in Canberra on Thursday 2 November.

Lead image, Coogee house by Chenchow Little. Photo by Peter Bennetts.

See the IDEA 2017 Shortlist here.

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