2012 National Architecture Awards

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Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture – MONA by Fender Katsalidis Architects.

Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture – MONA by Fender Katsalidis Architects. Image: Courtesy of MONA Museum of Old and New Art

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Public Architecture Award – Narbethong Community Hall by BVN Architecture.

Public Architecture Award – Narbethong Community Hall by BVN Architecture. Image: John Gollings

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Public Architecture Award – The Royal Children’s Hospital by Billard Leece Partnership and Bates Smart.

Public Architecture Award – The Royal Children’s Hospital by Billard Leece Partnership and Bates Smart. Image: John Gollings

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Public Architecture Award – Ravenswood School for Girls by BVN Architecture.

Public Architecture Award – Ravenswood School for Girls by BVN Architecture. Image: John Gollings

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Public Architecture Commendation – Dapto Anglican Church Auditorium by Silvester Fuller.

Public Architecture Commendation – Dapto Anglican Church Auditorium by Silvester Fuller. Image: Martin van der Wal

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Frederick Romberg Award for Multiple Housing – Monash University Student Housing, Clayton by BVN Architecture.

Frederick Romberg Award for Multiple Housing – Monash University Student Housing, Clayton by BVN Architecture. Image: John Gollings

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Multiple Housing Award – Heller St Park and Residences by Six Degrees Architects.

Multiple Housing Award – Heller St Park and Residences by Six Degrees Architects. Image: Patrick Rodriguez

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Multiple Housing Award – Bell Romero Houses by Chenchow Little Architects.

Multiple Housing Award – Bell Romero Houses by Chenchow Little Architects. Image: John Gollings

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Multiple Housing Commendation – 58 Stevens Street by Officer Woods.

Multiple Housing Commendation – 58 Stevens Street by Officer Woods. Image: Robert Frith

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Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture – Shearer’s Quarters by John Wardle Architects.

Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture – Shearer’s Quarters by John Wardle Architects. Image: Trevor Mein

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Residential Architecture Award – Cliff Face House by Fergus Scott Architects with Peter Stutchbury Architecture.

Residential Architecture Award – Cliff Face House by Fergus Scott Architects with Peter Stutchbury Architecture. Image: Michael Nicholson

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Residential Architecture Commendation – Queensberry Street House by Robert Simeoni Architects.

Residential Architecture Commendation – Queensberry Street House by Robert Simeoni Architects. Image: John Gollings

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Residential Architecture Commendation – Four-Room Cottage by Owen and Vokes.

Residential Architecture Commendation – Four-Room Cottage by Owen and Vokes. Image: Jon Linkins

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Residential Architecture Commendation – Big Hill by Kerstin Thompson Architects.

Residential Architecture Commendation – Big Hill by Kerstin Thompson Architects. Image: Trevor Mein

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Residential Architecture Commendation – Smee Schoff House by Sam Crawford Architects.

Residential Architecture Commendation – Smee Schoff House by Sam Crawford Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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Enduring Architecture Award – Australia Square by Harry Seidler and Associates.

Enduring Architecture Award – Australia Square by Harry Seidler and Associates. Image: Harry Seidler

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Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage Architecture – Restoration of Swifts by Clive Lucas Stapleton and Partners.

Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage Architecture – Restoration of Swifts by Clive Lucas Stapleton and Partners. Image: Eric Sierins

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Heritage Architecture Award – Ormond College Academic Centre by McGlashan Everist.

Heritage Architecture Award – Ormond College Academic Centre by McGlashan Everist. Image: Peter Clarke

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Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture – 1 Bligh Street by Architectus and Ingenhoven Architects.

Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture – 1 Bligh Street by Architectus and Ingenhoven Architects. Image: Hans-Georg Esch

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Commercial Architecture Award – Adelaide Studios by Grieve Gillett and Cox Richardson in association.

Commercial Architecture Award – Adelaide Studios by Grieve Gillett and Cox Richardson in association. Image: Peter Barnes

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Commercial Architecture Commendation – Medhurst Winery by Folk Architects.

Commercial Architecture Commendation – Medhurst Winery by Folk Architects. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Emil Sondersten Award for Interior Architecture – John Kaldor Family Gallery, Art Gallery of New South Wales by PTW Architects.

Emil Sondersten Award for Interior Architecture – John Kaldor Family Gallery, Art Gallery of New South Wales by PTW Architects. Image: Brian Steele

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Interior Architecture Award – Garagistes by Paul Johnston Architects.

Interior Architecture Award – Garagistes by Paul Johnston Architects. Image: Luke Burgess

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Interior Architecture Award – Inner House by Bates Smart.

Interior Architecture Award – Inner House by Bates Smart. Image: Marcus Clinton

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Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design – University Lawn Precinct RMIT by Peter Elliot Architecture & Urban Design.

Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design – University Lawn Precinct RMIT by Peter Elliot Architecture & Urban Design. Image: Dianna Snape

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Urban Design Award – Taronga Zoo Upper Entry Precinct by BVN Architecture.

Urban Design Award – Taronga Zoo Upper Entry Precinct by BVN Architecture. Image: John Gollings

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Urban Design Commendation – Harry’s Park by Harry Seidler and Associates.

Urban Design Commendation – Harry’s Park by Harry Seidler and Associates. Image: Dirk Meinecke

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Urban Design Commendation – William Buckley Bridge, Barwon Heads by Peter Elliot Architecture & Urban Design.

Urban Design Commendation – William Buckley Bridge, Barwon Heads by Peter Elliot Architecture & Urban Design. Image: Sean McPhillips

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Urban Design Commendation – Hilton Community Centre by Bernard Seeber.

Urban Design Commendation – Hilton Community Centre by Bernard Seeber. Image: Angus Martin

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Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture – Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki by FJMT and Archimedia in association.

Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture – Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki by FJMT and Archimedia in association. Image: Patrick Reynolds

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Small Project Architecture Award – Real Studio: Murphy’s Creek BNT by Queensland University of Technology.

Small Project Architecture Award – Real Studio: Murphy’s Creek BNT by Queensland University of Technology. Image: Enjoy Productions

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Small Project Architecture Award – Cultural Centre Amenities by Coniglio Ainsworth Architects.

Small Project Architecture Award – Cultural Centre Amenities by Coniglio Ainsworth Architects. Image: Johnathan Trask

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Sustainable Architecture Award – 1 Bligh Street by Architectus and Ingenhoven Architects.

Sustainable Architecture Award – 1 Bligh Street by Architectus and Ingenhoven Architects. Image: Hans-Georg Esch

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Sustainable Architecture Award – Heller Street Park and Residences by Six Degrees Architects.

Sustainable Architecture Award – Heller Street Park and Residences by Six Degrees Architects. Image: Patrick Rodriguez

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Steel Architecture Award – Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium by Allen Jack + Cottier Architects.

Steel Architecture Award – Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium by Allen Jack + Cottier Architects. Image: Nic Bailey

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Announced at Perth’s Midland Railway Workshops on 1 November, the 2012 National Architecture Awards celebrated the poetics of space and a twin first for Tasmania.

Thirty-three projects were honoured at the 2012 National Architecture Awards in Perth on 1 November, the peak awards program from the Australian Institute of Architects. Tasmania topped and tailed the awards with historic wins in at both ends of the spectrum. Hobart’s MONA – Museum of Old and New Art by Fender Katsalidis received the state’s first-ever peak award for public architecture, the Sir Zelman Cowen Award, while Tasmania’s first Robin Boyd Award (for residential architecture) went to the Shearer’s Quarters on Bruny Island by John Wardle Architects. Both projects are uniquely Australian in their response to country and place, materiality and structure, and will no doubt inspire for decades to come.    

In all, fifty-nine projects were shortlisted this year from 157 entries. (Read the National Awards jury overview here). The shortlist will be showcased in a free public exhibition of models, drawings, photography and video, at the Gallery of Australian Design in Canberra from 9 November to 1 December 2012. Included in the exhibition are the entries to the National Architecture Awards Short Film Competition, Archiflick

2012 National Architecture Awards

Public Architecture

Sir Zelman Cowen Award 
MONA – Museum of Old and New Art – Fender Katsalidis Architects

National Awards
Narbethong Community Hall – BVN Architecture
The Royal Children’s Hospital – Billard Leece Partnership and Bates Smart
Ravenswood School for Girls – BVN Architecture

National Commendation
Dapto Anglican Church Auditorium – Silvester Fuller 

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

Frederick Romberg Award
Monash University Student Housing, Clayton – BVN Architecture

National Awards
Heller Street Park and Residences – Six Degrees Architects
Bell Romero Houses – Chenchow Little Architects

National Commendation 
58 Stevens Street – Officer Woods 

Residential Architecture – Houses

Robin Boyd Award
Shearer’s Quarters – John Wardle Architects

National Award
Cliff Face House – Fergus Scott Architects with Peter Stutchbury Architecture

National Commendations
Queensberry Street House – Robert Simeoni Architects
Four-Room Cottage – Owen and Vokes
Big Hill – Kerstin Thompson Architects
Smee Schoff House – Sam Crawford Architects 

Enduring Architecture

National Award
Australia Square – Harry Seidler and Associates 

Heritage Architecture

Lachlan Macquarie Award 
Restoration of Swifts, Darling Point – Clive Lucas Stapleton and Partners

National Award
Ormond College Academic Centre – McGlashan Everist

Commercial Architecture

Harry Seidler Award
1 Bligh Street – Architectus and Ingenhoven Architects

National Award
Adelaide Studios – Grieve Gillett and Cox Richardson in association

National Commendation
Medhurst Winery – Folk Architects

Interior Architecture

Emil Sondersten Award 
John Kaldor Family Gallery, Art Gallery of New South Wales – PTW Architects

National Awards
Garagistes – Paul Johnston Architects
Inner House – Bates Smart

Urban Design

Walter Burley Griffin Award 
University Lawn Precinct, RMIT University – Peter Elliot Architecture & Urban Design

National Award
Taronga Zoo Upper Entry Precinct – BVN Architecture

National Commendations
Harry’s Park – Harry Seidler and Associates
William Buckley Bridge, Barwon Heads – Peter Elliot Architecture & Urban Design
Hilton Community Centre – Bernard Seeber

International Architecture

Jørn Utzon Award
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki – FJMT and Archimedia in association 

Small Project Architecture

National Award 
Real Studio: Murphy’s Creek BNT – Queensland University of Technology
Cultural Centre Amenities – Coniglio Ainsworth Architects

Sustainable Architecture

National Awards
1 Bligh Street – Architectus and Ingenhoven Architects
Heller St Park and Residences – Six Degrees Architects

Steel Architecture

Colorbond Award 
Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium – Allen Jack + Cottier Architects 


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