- Article by Elisa Scarton
ArchiTeam has launched its 2021 Awards with the promise that categories will be “more accessible and winnable”.
Now in its 14th year, the awards program open exclusively to ArchiTeam members has modified its two residential categories to better reflect the diversity of Australian homes.
In 2021, the Residential New category will be broken up into two sub-categories, one for projects that cost up to $1 million and one for projects that cost $1 million or more.
Budget-based sub-categories have also been applied to the Residential Alterations and Additions awards with projects now divided into those that cost up to $500,000, between $500,000- $1 million and $1 million or more.
This is the second year ArchTeam has announced changes to the Australia-wide awards with 2020 seeing the introduction of a Passive House category for which all entrants are invited to design the trophy.
Although COVID-19 restrictions are still affecting much of the country, ArchiTeam plans to have a face-to-face two-week event in Melbourne, which includes free workshops, open gallery space to view entries, sessions with New Architects Melbourne and mingle events alongside its awards night scheduled for 21 October.
The event, as with the awards, are open to ArchiTeam members, and all Australian architects are encouraged to join ArchiTeam and reap the benefits of their membership.
This year’s jury includes Krisna Cheung principal Ray Cheung, interior designer Mary Featherston, Welsh + Major director David Welsh and Atelier Chen Hung director Melody Chen.
Entries for the 2021 ArchiTeam Awards are open until 4 October with the finalists set be announced on 20 October. The People’s Choice Awards opens on 22 September.
Projects can be submitted via the ArchiTeam awards platform.
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At last year’s ArchiTeam awards, DREAMER with Roger Nelson’s Two Sheds took home the Residential Single award with Archier’s Davison Street winning the ArchiTeam Medal.