Margaret Bartholomew, University of Tasmania
The Jury unanimously awards this inaugural and prestigious prize to Margaret Bartholomew for her project “Poimena Standing Camp, Blue Tier Forest Reserve, North East Tasmania”.
There are so many issues that need to be considered in the making of an architecture of place, but they are non-limiting. All the issues considered must form a natural inclusion in our thinking about an architecture that is responsive to place – an architecture of response not of imposition. (Glenn Murcutt)
The sensitive and poetic response to the site in a disused gravel quarry impressed the Jury immensely. Margaret fulfilled all the required criteria with a relevant project – “it could happen”. The project displayed “an architecture of response”. We feel that Margaret totally understood – sight, place, practice, structure and response.