Image above: Jeffrey Smart Building by John Wardle Architects. Photograph: Sam Noonan.
Following on from the announcements of the New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, and Queensland Architecture Awards, the winners for South Australia and Western Australia have been revealed. We profile some of the key projects from both states here.
2015 SA Architecture Awards
Adelaide Oval Redevelopment by Cox Architecture, Walter Brooke and Hames Sharley
The historical and iconic Adelaide oval has revitalised in the $535 million redevelopment project. New southern and eastern stands have been included in the design with the retainment of the heritage scoreboard, grassed northern mound, views of the St. Peters Cathedral and Moreton Bay Fig trees that are near by.
Jeffrey Smart Building, University of South Australia by John Wardle Architects in association with Phillips/Pilkington Architects
By applying new learning technologies in the design of the Jeffrey Smart Building, a diverse education building has been created. The building includes a central courtyard, including an open-air cinema screen, with surrounding learning and teaching spaces, a library and study areas.
The Robert Dickson Award for Interior Architecture – Seppeltsfield Cellar Door and Fino Restaurant by Max Prichard Architects
The 3 million dollar Cellar Door redevelopment project by Max Prichard Architects has included a new restaurant, FINO. The new terraced courtyard includes island palm trees and a large water feature with the new restaurant holding a 140 seat capacity with four dining zones to create the regional and hospitality experience of the decade.
2015 WA Architecture Awards
Sustainable Architecture Wallace Greenham Award:
Stanley Hospital by the Fiona Stanley Hospital Design Collaboration (comprising Hassell, Hames Sharley and Silver Thomas Hanley)
The two billion dollar project by the Fiona Stanley Hospital Design Collaboration has a new state rehabilitation hospital in the design with spaces for a variety of hospital services included such as laboratory, medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetric, and teaching services. A naturally healing environment has been created through the use of natural light which has been allowed to flood selected areas of the building and showing the external natural landscape and courtyards that surround the hospital.
Educational Architecture Hillson Beasley Award: College Middle School by Taylor Robinson
The contemporary Middle School Development includes two levels of learning areas with inclusion of a new library and gallery building and new landscape areas. Surrounding residential streets and schools has inspired the material palette of the building, contributing to create a sustainable education institution that targets a 4 star Green Star equivalent rating.
Kununurra Courthouse – TAG Architects and Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects, Architects in Association
Historically, courthouses have been a means of alienating Aboriginal people from their community and place. Designed jointly by TAG Architects and iredale pedersen hook, the new Kununurra courthouse reflects the intersection of the justice system with Indigenous worldviews. Read Dr. Elizabeth Grant’s insightful article on Kununurra Courthouse here.