Sunshine Coast Regional Architecture Awards winners

Mar 25, 2013
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Above: Cooroy Library, Cooroy, by Brewster Hjorth Architects. Photo by Christian Mushenko

Two projects received top honours at the AIA’s 2013 Sunshine Coast Regional Architecture Awards, announced on Friday.

As well as a regional commendation, Brewster Hjorth Architects’ Cooroy Library received the Gabriel Poole Award for Building of the Year. The jury praised the library for its flexible nature.

“Housed in a robust and low energy shell the interior spaces are bright and alive with colour, activity and natural light and support a range of community functions both now and with flexibility for the future,” said the jury.

The Sunshine Coast House of the Year Award went to Majstorovic Architecture for their Yaroomba House project.

“Modest and complete, this house design clearly displays the beauty of simplicity,” said the jury. “A restrained material palette, exquisite detailing and clever planning combine with practical siting ideas to create a mature architecture.”

Yaroomba House, Yaroomba, by Majstorovic Architecture. Photo by Scott Burrows


In total, eighteen projects were entered into the awards (see the original shortlist here). Sunshine Coast Regional Jury Coordinator Andrew Cooksley, Principal at ACArch, and jurors Jo Case, Principal at Jo Case Architect and Amelia Loftus, Principal at Loftus Studio, along with Lay Juror Stefan Prystupa, Engineer at TOD Consulting Engineers joined 2013 Awards Jury Director, Mark Damant (Woods Bagot), Deputy Director, Liam Proberts (bureau^proberts), and State Juror Paul Curran (PUSH) in selecting the award and commendation recipients.

See below for the full list of winners and commendations:


Cooroy Library, Cooroy, by Brewster Hjorth Architects


Yaroomba House, Yaroomba, by Majstorovic Architecture


Public Architecture

  • Cooroy Library, Cooroy, by Brewster Hjorth Architects

Residential Architecture – Houses

  • Calanthe, Doonan, by Tim Ditchfield Architects
  • Little Cove House, Noosa Heads, by Teeland Architects
  • Peregian Beach Residence, Peregian Beach, by Sparks Architects
  • Yaroomba House, Yaroomba, by Majstorovic Architecture

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

  • Currimundi Apartments, Currimundi, by Macksey Rush Architects

Small Project Architecture

  • Elysium Playground and Park Shelters, Noosa Heads, by Cox Rayner Architects

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