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The All Saints Primary School at Belmore by Candalepas Associates has been announced as the winner of the 2009 NSW AIA Sulman Award for Public Buildings. All Saints is the first primary school in NSW to receive the major award in 28 years, and it marks a first time Sulman win for Angelo Candalepas of Candalepas Associates.
The school was one of three educational facilities dominating this years public building awards, with architecture awards going to University of Sydneys Faculty of Law, Library and Teaching Complex by fjmt (Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp) and the [“Jane Foss Russell Building at the University”:http://stage.australiandesignreview.com/projects/11644-Jane-Foss-Russell-Building-University-of-Sydney-John-Wardle-Architects-Wilson-Architects-GHD-Architects] of Sydney by John Wardle Architects in association with Wilson Architects and GHD.
In a multiple win for fjmt, the University of Sydneys Faculty of Law, Library and Teaching Complex also received an Award for Sustainable Architecture and a Commendation for Urban Design (with Jeppe Aagaard Andersen, Tinka Sack).
In a departure from recent years, when public buildings vied for top heritage honours, this years Greenway Award for Heritage Architecture was awarded to a small budget residential project in Redfern, the [“Fitzroy Terrace by Welsh + Major Architects”:http://stage.australiandesignreview.com/projects/12439-Pitt-Street-House-Redfern-Welsh-Major].
Not surprisingly, Sydneys party Mecca, Ivy by Merivale Group, Woods Bagot and Hecker Phelan Guthrie emerged as a major architectural winner, receiving the Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Design and a Commercial Architecture Award.
A record 200 projects were entered into this years awards, ranging from toilet blocks to multi-million dollar buildings.
For a full list of winners see [“http://www.architecture.com.au/i-cms?page=12925”:http://www.architecture.com.au/i-cms?page=12925]