National Architecture

2015 National Architecture Awards, from the Australian Institute of Architects, were announced on November 5th, at a ceremony in Brisbane. From the 73 shortlisted projects, 42 were awarded, in 14 categories. Earlier in 2015, 185 eligible projects were selected to be considered for the awards, from a total of 873 projects entries, at the Chapter Architecture Awards. This year was the 34th edition of the National Architecture Awards of Australia. The contest accepts entries from all over the world, and has been established as one of the biggest architecture award worldwide. Special awards were given in each category,

The jury was presided by David Karotkin, managing director of Sandover Pinder. The other members of the jury were Steve Grieve, director at Grieve Gillett Dimitty Andersen Architects, Shelley Indyk, design director at Indyk Architects, Philip Goad, Chair of Architecture at University of Melbourne and Peta Heffernan, director at Liminal Studio. Every category has one or more awards or commendations, and some have special awards, offered from the part of renowned architects.

The winners of the 14 categories are:

  1. Commercial Architecture Award:

Harry Seidler Award – 50 Martin Place by JPW, Australia
National Award – The GPT Group’s Wollongong Central by HDR Rice Daubney, Australia
National Commendation – Equestrian Centre, Merricks by Seth Stein Architects, United Kingdom, in association with Watson Architecture + Design, Australia

  1. Photography by Peter Bennetts

    Photography by Peter Bennetts

    Educational Architecture Award

Daryl Jackson Award – Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne by John Wardle Architects & NADAAA, Australia
National Award – UTS Science Faculty, Building 7 by Durbach Block Jaggers Architects & BVN, Australia
National Commendation – Camperdown Childcare by CO-AP Architects, Australia
National Commendation – Jeffrey Smart Building, University of South Australia by John Wardle Architects in association with Phillips/Pilkington Architects, Australia

  1. Photography by John Gollings

    Photography by John Gollings

    Enduring Architecture Award

National Enduring Architecture Award – Council House by Howlett & Bailey Architects, Australia

  1. Photography by Sean Fennessy

    Photography by Sean Fennessy

    Heritage Award

Lachlan Macquarie Award – Irving Street Brewery by Tzannes Associates, Australia
National Award – The Abbey, Johnston Street, Annandale by Design 5 – Architects, Australia
National Award – Coriyule by Bryce Raworth & Trethowan Architecture, Australia

National Award – #thebarnTAS by workbylizandalex, Australia

  1. John Gollings

    John Gollings

    Interior Architecture Award

Emil Sodersten Award – Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, Australia
National Award – The University of Queensland Global Change Institute by HASSELL, Australia
National Commendation – Medibank by HASSELL, Australia

Photography by Peter Bennetts

Photography by Peter Bennetts

  1. International Architecture Award

Jørn Utzon Award – Pico Branch Library by Koning Eizenberg Architecture Inc, United States
Australian Award – Aman by Kerry Hill Architects, Japan
Australian Award – Gloucestershire Garden Room by Robert Grace Architecture, United Kingdom

  1. Public Architecture Award

Sir Zelman Cowen Award – Shrine of Remembrance – Galleries of Remembrance by ARM Architecture, Australia
National Award – Adelaide Oval Redevelopment by Cox Architecture, Walter Brooke and Hames Sharley, Australia
National Commendation – Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital by Conrad Gargett Lyons, Australia
National Commendation – Fiona Stanley Hospital – Main Hospital Building by HASSELL, Australia
National Commendation – Margaret Court Arena by NH Architecture + Populous, Australia

  1. Residential Architecture – Houses Award

Eleanor Cullis-Hill Award – Tower House by Andrew Maynard Architects, Australia
National Award – Local House by MAKE Architecture, Australia
National Award – Orama by Smart Design Studio, Australia
National Commendation – Walter Street Terrace by David Boyle Architect, Australia

  1. Courtesy of Peter Bennetts

    Courtesy of Peter Bennetts

    Residential Architecture – New Houses Award

Robin Boyd Award – Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett Architect Builder, Australia
National Award – Light House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture, Australia
National Award – Sawmill House by Archier, Australia
National Award – Villa Marittima, St Andrews Beach by Robin Williams Architect, Australia
National Award – Balmoral House by Clinton Murray + Polly Harbison, Australia

  1. Photography by Peter Bennetts

    Photography by Peter Bennetts

    Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing Award

Frederick Romberg Award – Upper House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects, Australia
National Award – Studios 54 by Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects, Australia

Photography by Sharrin Rees

Photography by Sharrin Rees

  1. Small Project Architecture Award

Nicholas Murcutt Award – #thebarnTAS by workbylizandalex, Australia
National Commendation – LOVESTORY shop by MORQ, Australia
National Commendation – Moonlight Cabin by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects, Australia

  1. Photography by Dean Bradley

    Photography by Dean Bradley

    Sustainable Architecture Award

David Oppenheim Award – The University of Queensland Global Change Institute by HASSELL, Australia
National Award – Bethanga House by tUG workshop, Australia
National Award – Library at The Dock by Clare Design + Hayball, Australia
National Commendation – Sustainable Buildings Research Centre – University of Wollongong by COX Richardson, Australia
National Commendation – Cameraygal by NSW Government Architect’s Office, Australia

  1. Photography by John Gollings

    Photography by John Gollings

    Urban Design Award

Walter Burley Griffin Award – NewActon Precinct by Fender Katsalidis Architects, Australia
National Award – Monash University North West Precinct by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects in collaboration with MGS Architects, Australia

  1. Photography by John Gollings

    Photography by John Gollings

    COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture

Award – Adelaide Oval Redevelopment by Cox Architecture, Walter Brooke and Hames Sharley, Australia
Commendation – 50 Martin Place by JPW, Australia

By Cristina Juc

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