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Above: Push Architecture’s Griffith University Student Guild Uni Bar & Link Refurbishment, photography by Ross Eason of Eason Creative.
Push Architecture won the Building of the Year award for its refurbishment of the Griffith University Student Guild at the AIA Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards on the Gold Coast last week.
The Australian Institute of Architects recognised 11 projects across the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers region at the ceremony, including two residential projects. Shaun Lockyer Architects’ Hinterland House won the Gold Coast/Northern Rivers House of the Year, with the jury praising its “sense of place [which] is achieved through the capturing of views, passive solar design, simplicity of section, spatial treatments and quality of detailing.” The Regional Project of the Year was awarded to Shane Denman Architects for 2A Concrete, a modernistic family home on Palm Beach, constructed predominantly from concrete.
Regional Commendations were awarded to:
- Casino Aboriginal Medical Service by Kevin O’Brien Architects in association with AECOM (Casino)
- 60s Modern by Jamison Architects (Burleigh Heads)
- Monaco Renovation by Paul Uhlmann Architects (Broadbeach Waters)
- Stella Maris Church by Straw & Dunne with PMG Architects (Broadbeach)
- Dryandras Residence by Paul Uhlmann Architects (Casuarina Beach)
- Griffith University Red Zone, Gold Coast Campus by Cox Rayner Architects (Southport)
- ALTA Main Beach by Willemsen Architecture (Main Beach)
- Margaret Olley Art Centre by Bud Brannigan Architects (Murwillumbah)
The projects will now progress to the Queensland State Architecture Awards, which will be announced on Friday 24 June in Brisbane.