Victorian Architecture Awards

Victorian Architecture Awards shortlist announced

May 17, 2017
  • Article by Online Editor

This year’s Victorian Architecture Awards showcases design as a catalyst for community and livability, with work that preferences ‘places for people’. Narrowing down a huge field of 223 entries across 14 categories, the judges have whittled down a mass of entries to a shortlist of 102 projects. Carrying out an intensive schedule of site visits, the shortlisted work gives a clear emphasis towards client and community-driven design, reiterating that good architecture is integral to the evolution and growth of Victoria.

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
40 entries /16 shortlisted projects

House A | Andrew Walter
Moving House | Architects EAT
Dark Horse | Architecture Architecture
Ivanhoe House | Auhaus Architecture
Charles House | Austin Maynard Architects
Rose House | Baracco+Wright Architects
Hide and Seek House | Bower Architecture
Sorrento Beach House | Clare Cousins Architects
Fish Creek House by Edition Office | Edition Office
Seaberg | Kerstin Thompson Architects
Twig House | Leeton Pointon Architects + Interiors and Allison Pye Interiors
Wellington St Mixed Use | Matt Gibson Architecture + Design, DDB Design
Hawthorn House | Robert Simeoni Architects
TANDEM design studio_ True North | TANDEM design studio
South Melbourne Beach House | Topology Studio
Besen House | Wood Marsh

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Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
27 entries /six shortlisted projects

Cirqua Apartments | BKK Architects
Albert Street | DKO Architecture
Monash University Turner Building Student Accommodation | Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Peel & Oxford | Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
RMIT Bundoora West Student Accommodation | Richard Middleton Architects (RMA)
Assembly Apartments | Woods Bagot Pty Ltd

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Peel and Oxford by Jackson Clements Burrows. Photo by Peter Clarke.

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions)
32 entries/11 shortlisted projects

House SE | Andrew Walter
Dorman House | Austin Maynard Architects
Alfred House | Austin Maynard Architects
My-House (the mental health house) | Austin Maynard Architects
Baffle House | Clare Cousins Architects
The Leaf House | Damian Rogers Architecture
Sorrento House | Figureground Architecture
Belmont House | Kennedy Nolan
Perimeter House | MAKE Architecture
Hiro-En House | Matt Gibson Architecture + Design
Shadow Cottage Daylesford | MRTN Architects

Perimeter House by MAKE Architecture. Photo by Peter Bennetts.
Perimeter House by MAKE Architecture. Photo by Peter Bennetts.

Small Project Architecture
21 entries /eight shortlisted projects

Sound Cloud | Andrew Simpson Architects
Balnarring Retreat | Branch Studio Architects
Shimmerlands | Ha – Architecture, Product & Environment with Ben Sibley, Architectural Craftsperson
Footscray Shed House | Jonathan Wong Architects
2016 NGV ARCHITECTURE COMMISSION: Haven’t you always wanted…? | M@ STUDIO Architects
South Melbourne Beach House | Topology Studio
Hill Plains Cottage | Wolveridge Architects
Casa de Gatos | WOWOWA Architecture & Interiors

Casa de Gatos by WOWOWA Architecture + interiors. Photo by Martina Gemmola.
Casa de Gatos by WOWOWA Architecture + Interiors. Photo by Martina Gemmola.

Commercial Architecture
17 entries /six shortlisted projects

QT Melbourne | Candalepas Associates
Cox Box Office | Cox Architecture
The Coppel & Piekarski Family Disability Respite Centre | Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
TarraWarra Cellar Door | Kerstin Thompson Architects
STREAT Cromwell | Six Degrees Architects
End To End | ITN Architects

QT Melbourne by Candelapas Associates. Photo by Brett Boardman.
QT Melbourne by Candelapas Associates. Photo by Brett Boardman.

Heritage Architecture
Nine entries /four shortlisted projects

Hiro-En House | Matt Gibson Architecture + Design
saving grace | multiplicity in conjunction with mel odgen landscapes
Albert Park College Environmental Arts Hub | Six Degrees Architects
Little Parndon | Templeton Architecture

Hiro en House by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design. Photo by Shannon McGrath.
Hiro en House by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design. Photo by Shannon McGrath.

Urban Design
14 entries /seven shortlisted projects

Reservoir Urban Nodes | Bellemo & Cat
Acland Street St Kilda | BKK Architects with McGregor Coxall and City of Port Phillip
Fitzroy Gardens Redevelopment Project | City of Melbourne City Design Studio
Upper West Side | Cottee Parker Architects
Frank Bartlett Library and Moe Service Centre | fjmt
Tanderrum Bridge | John Wardle Architects and NADAAA in collaboration
388 Elizabeth | mcmahon and nerlich

Reservoir Urban Nodes by Bellemo. Photo by Michael Bellemo.
Reservoir Urban Nodes by Bellemo & Cat. Photo by Michael Bellemo.

Interior Architecture
24 entries /10 shortlisted projects

The Gipson Commons, St Michael’s Grammar School | Architectus
Arts West, University of Melbourne | ARM Architecture + Architectus
Slack Melbourne Office | Breathe Architecture
Cox Box Office | Cox Architecture
Freshwater Apartment | John Wardle Architects
Belmont House | Kennedy Nolan
Twig House | Leeton Pointon Architect + Interiors and Allison Pye Interiors
Shadow House | Matt Gibson Architecture + Design, Mim Design
Woods Bagot Studio Melbourne | Woods Bagot Pty Ltd
Besen House | Wood Marsh

Twig house by Leeton Pointon Architect and Allison Pye Interiors.
Twig house by Leeton Pointon Architect and Allison Pye Interiors.

Public Architecture
18 entries /six shortlisted projects

Eastland Town Square & Realm Library| ACME
Bunurong Memorial Park | BVN
Frank Bartlett Library and Moe Service Centre | fjmt
Brimbank Community and Civic Centre | Lyons
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre | sthDI+MCR (Silver Thomas Hanley, DesignInc and McBride Charles Ryan)
Pomonal Community Hall | Workshop Architecture

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre | sthDI+MCR (Silver Thomas Hanley, DesignInc and McBride Charles Ryan). Photo by Peter Bennetts.
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre | sthDI+MCR (Silver Thomas Hanley, DesignInc and McBride Charles Ryan). Photo by Peter Bennetts.

Educational Architecture
20 entries /eight shortlisted projects

The Gipson Commons, St Michael’s Grammar School | Architectus
Arts West, University of Melbourne | ARM + Architectus
Sir Zelman Cowen Centre for Science, Scotch College | Cox Architecture
Wesley College Learning In Residence | Cox Architecture
Good Samaritan Primary School – Nazareth (Yr 1 & 2) Learning Village | Harrison and White
The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation – The University of Melbourne | Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Albert Park College Environmental Arts Hub | Six Degrees Architects
Margaret McRae Centre | Woods Bagot

Margaret McRae Centre by Woods Bagot. Photo by Michael Downes.
Margaret McRae Centre by Woods Bagot. Photo by Michael Downes.

Sustainable Architecture
Seven shortlisted projects

Garden House | Baracco+Wright Architects
South East Water | BVN
Fitzroy Gardens Redevelopment Project | City of Melbourne City Design Studio
Monash University Building 56 Redevelopment | McGlashan Everist
Birkenstock Australia Headquarters | Melbourne Design Studios (MDS)
Brae Restaurant Accommodation | Six Degrees Architects
Montagne Centre, Marist College Bendigo | Y2 Architecture

Fitzroy Gardens Redevelopment Project by City of Melbourne City Design Studio. Photo by Nils Koening.
Fitzroy Gardens Redevelopment Project by City of Melbourne City Design Studio. Photo by Nils Koening.

COLORBOND Award for Steel Architecture
Five shortlisted projects

Arts West, University of Melbourne| ARM Architecture + Architectus
Garden House | Baracco+Wright Architects
Shimmerlands | Ha – Architecture, Product & Environment with Ben Sibley, Architectural Craftsperson
The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation – The University of Melbourne| Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Monash Learning Village | Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Shimmerlands by Ha Architecture with Ben Sibley. Photo by Hayley Benoit.
Shimmerlands by Ha Architecture with Ben Sibley. Photo by Hayley Benoit.

Regional Prize
Three shortlisted projects

Eastern Hub | FMSA Architecture
Pomonal Community Hall | Workshop Architecture
Ulumbarra Theatre | Y2 Architecture

Melbourne Prize
Five shortlisted projects

Arts West, University of Melbourne | ARM Architecture + Architectus
Arbory Bar & Restaurant | Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Tanderrum Bridge | John Wardle Architects and NADAAA in collaboration
2016 NGV ARCHITECTURE COMMISSION: Haven’t you always wanted…? | M@ STUDIO Architects
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre | sthDI+MCR (Silver Thomas Hanley, DesignInc and McBride Charles Ryan)

Winners will be announced on Friday 30 June at 7pm at a presentation event held at the Melbourne Convention Centre. Winners in each category will progress to compete for 2017 National Architecture Awards announced in Canberra in November. Tickets for the Presentation Dinner are now on sale through the Chapter.

Image at top, Tanderrum Bridge by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA in collaboration, shortlised in the 2017 Victorian Architecture Awards.

Check out a roundup of 2017 Regional Queensland Architecture Award winning projects.

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