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NGV’s Architecture Commission competition finalists announced

Feb 19, 2016
  • Article by Online Editor

Above: John Wardle Architects’ winning entry in the 2015 Architecture competition, image courtesy of the National Gallery of Victoria.

The National Gallery of Victoria has announced the five architectural studios who have been shortlisted in this year’s Architecture Commission competition, after being chosen from a pool of 93 entries earlier this month.

Competing to have their piece of temporary architecture displayed in the NGV’s Grollo Equiset Garden, the five studios who were chosen after stage one of judging are:

M@Studio (Melbourne)

March Studio (Melbourne)

Nervegna Reed Architecture (Melbourne)

Other Architects/otherothers (Sydney)

Thomas Winwood Architecture (Melbourne)

The practices submitted high-level design proposals for stage one, addressing the gallery’s requirements of “innovative ways to activate the Grollo Equiset Garden with an evocative and thought-provoking work of temporary architecture.”

The jury commented that the top five studios “represent a rich and varied collection of design propositions. In very different ways each demonstrates playfulness and invention, generously inviting the public’s interaction.”

The shortlisted concepts will now proceed to stage two, which will be judged in early April, and in which the ideas will be further developed, tested and refined. The winning temporary construction will be completed and on display in October.

The national competition Architecture Commission kicked off last year, with John Wardle Architects winning for 2015. The studio’s winning project is a bright and playful construction of steel, timber, and textiles. It will be on display until May.

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