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Public Space

This category is open to any interior design projects funded by a public body and/or that are dedicated to public use. Projects suitable for inclusion are foyers, malls, airports, transport centres, churches, temples, entertainment venues, reception/event venues, libraries, cinemas, theatres, concert halls, museums, galleries, community centres, retirement villages, boarding houses, law courts, law enforcement offices, parliamentary buildings, mortuaries, cemeteries and parks. Given the wide variety of typologies this category governs, submissions will be judged on case-by-case criteria with regards to how they have acquitted their stated brief. Considerations include: brief, concept, ability to engage and serve the general public, spatial acumen, parameters, decoration, lighting, sustainability, innovation and originality of design outcome.

Submissions to this category must include a separate Sustainability statement to be considered for the Sustainability Award.

Past Winners


Warrnambool Library and Learning Centre

Kosloff Architecture

Photographer credit: Derek Swalwell


Grampians Peaks Trail Stage

Noxon Giffen Architects with McGregor CoxallP

Photographer credit: Shannon McGrath


80 Collins

Fiona Lynch

Photographer credit: Sean Fennessy


Geelong Performing Arts Centre


Photographer credit: Rory Gardiner