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The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) has recognised three architecture practices in the Queensland State awards for excellence and innovation.
Two projects from Arkhefield were awarded in three categories, winning the Retail/Commercial Large (over 3000sqm) category for the third consecutive year for the Q&A building a joint venture design with ARM in Brisbanes shopping precinct, and two awards for Yeronga Village. The multi-residential project, which provides accommodation for aged residents within a framework on independent living, won the Medium to Large Density Development category and the Seniors Living category.
BVN Architecture was awarded for their collaboration with Turrisi Properties in the Small to Medium Density Development category for their multi-level contemporary homes project, Jasper Lane a community of 12 semi-detached homes in Brisbanes New Farm.
HASSELL won the Retail/Commercial Small (under 3000sqm) category for the refurbishment of a former bread factory to create their open-plan Brisbane studio in Fortitude Valley.
The winning projects are now finalists in the National UDIA Awards, which will be held in early 2011.
Working with Edra from the start, Italian designer Francesco Binfaré has produced some of the brand's classics, including the recent Pack and Chiara sofa.