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ABOVE: NT Medical Program and Allied Health Infrastructure (Pharmacy) Facility by DKJ projects.architecture and Woodhead. Photo: Kate Paneros.
The NT Medical Program and Allied Health Infrastructure (Pharmacy) Facility by DKJ projects.architecture and Woodhead has received the highest honour at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2012 Northern Territory Architecture Awards, announced 8 June 2012.
The Tracy Memorial Award along with the Reverend John Flynn Award for Public Architecture, the COLORBOND Award for Steel Architecture – Commendation and the People’s Choice Award were awarded to the “impressive university initiative” which “provided the architects with a complex and ambitious brief that they have embraced enthusiastically,” the jury noted.
“In response to the innovative program at Charles Darwin University intended to recruit indigenous students, the architects have provided a building that avoids the institutional flavour of many hospitals, clinics and universities with buildings that are lively, generous, open, shaded and comfortable.”
The Alice Springs Steiner School Stage 3 by Stephen Lumb Architect received the Australian Institute of Architects’ Architecture Award for Public Architecture and the COLORBOND Award for Steel Architecture.
“The project carries through the ideologies of site responsiveness and communities of buildings to provide a variety of places and spaces embraced by, and framing the East McDonnell Ranges.
“Completed on a humble budget, this project uses its funds wisely, making use of the drama of the setting while providing an intimate collection of internal and external rooms for learning,” said the jury.
Six Crerar Road by Hodgkison received a Commendation for Urban Design “in recognition of the importance of this project for its contribution to a group in our society often overlooked.”
Sanderson Middle School Amphitheatre by the Design Office of the NT Government “for its simplicity and the skill with which the architect has connected new structures to a distinctive school campus aesthetic, delivering the school community a delightful and unexpected new orientated space for public gatherings and social occasions.”
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