2012 SA Architecture Awards

The 2012 South Australian Architecture Awards from the Australian Institute of Architects were announced at Elder Hall in Adelaide on 7 July, 2012.

Jury comment

Judging the 2012 South Australian Architecture Awards was always going to be challenging, with the ensemble of entries submitted for this year’s awards as diverse as in any other year. To add to the complexity, this year the SA Chapter received a record 101 entries. This number of entries points to the quantum of projects completed over the past year, and I suggest that perhaps one reason for the record number of entries is that the slowing of the industry has afforded practices time to compile submissions.

The judging process is subjective and the decisions are left in the capable hands of our experienced peers. And in giving awards we must meet the expectation of the profession, which is that the awarded projects demonstrate excellence. I commend the jurors for their focus on determining the projects of merit and delivering their final decisions.

One impression I took away from reviewing the awards was that the juries were impressed with how the successful projects demonstrated strong connections between architecture, its urban context and the community. These are connections that cannot be contrived, and which are the result of clever planning and refined detailing. Review the winners and make your own observations.
– Danielle O’Dea (Awards director)

Public Architecture

Jack McConnell Award

Materials and Minerals Science Learning and Research Building and The Plasso (John Wardle Architects in association with Swanbury Penglase Architects)

Awards

Public: Wilderness School Michell Music Centre by Tridente Architects.

Public: Wilderness School Michell Music Centre by Tridente Architects.

Image: Simon Cecere

Wilderness School Michell Music Centre (Tridente Architects)

Cardijn College Language Learning Centre (Tridente Architects)

Commendations

Lid on Learning, Trinity Gardens Primary School Resource Centre (KHAB Architects)
Hub Central (Hassell)
Woodcroft College Multipurpose Hall (Phillips/Pilkington)

Residential Architecture — Houses

John S Chappel Award

Norwood Residence (Dimitty Andersen Architects)

Awards

Residential – Houses: Unley Residence by Con Bastiras Architect.

Residential – Houses: Unley Residence by Con Bastiras Architect.

Image: Peter Fisher

Unley Residence (Con Bastiras Architect)

Creek-chic (Troppo Architects)

Commendations

Aldgate Residence (Williams Burton Architecture and Interior Design)
North Adelaide Residence (Williams Burton Architecture and Interior Design)
Little at Large (KHAB Architects)

Residential Architecture — Multiple

Newell Platten Award

Lochiel Park Affordable Apartments (Phillips/Pilkington and Greenway Architects)

Commendation

Accommodation for Older Homeless People (Energy Architecture)

Heritage Architecture

David Saunders Award

Museum of Economic Botany Conservation Works (Grieve Gillett)

Commendation

Adelaide Studios (Grieve Gillett and Cox Richardson Architects in association)

Urban Design

Gavin Walkley Award

Urban Design: Belair National Park Redevelopment by Shannon Architects.

Urban Design: Belair National Park Redevelopment by Shannon Architects.

Image: Sarah Long

Belair National Park Redevelopment (Shannon Architects)

Commendation

UniSA Masterplan 2020 (Hassell)

Commercial Architecture

Keith Neighbour Award

Adelaide Studios (Grieve Gillett and Cox Richardson Architects in association)

Interior Architecture

Robert Dickson Award

Interior, Colorbond: Oxigen Halifax Studio by Oxigen with Woods Bagot.

Interior, Colorbond: Oxigen Halifax Studio by Oxigen with Woods Bagot.

Image: David Sievers

Oxigen Halifax Studio (Oxigen with Woods Bagot)

Commendations

Woodville High School Library (Studio Nine)
Adelaide Studios (Grieve Gillett and Cox Richardson Architects in association)

Small Project Architecture

Award

Beulah Park Extension (Scholz Vinall Design)

Award

Folding Rundle (Sean Humphries Architect and Sasha Radjenovich)

Sustainable Architecture

Award

Sustainable: Noarlunga GP Plus Superclinic by Cheesman Architects in association with STH Architects.

Sustainable: Noarlunga GP Plus Superclinic by Cheesman Architects in association with STH Architects.

Image: Tom Roschi

Noarlunga GP Plus Superclinic (Cheesman Architects in association with STH Architects)

Commendations

Oxigen Halifax Studio (Oxigen with Woods Bagot)
Beulah Park Extension (Scholz Vinall Design)

Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture

Oxigen Halifax Studio (Oxigen with Woods Bagot)

Archicentre Renovation Award

Bloodstone Studio (John Adam Architect)

Commendation

Trengove Addition (Swanbury Penglase)

City of Adelaide Prize

Folding Rundle (Sean Humphries Architect and Sasha Radjenovich)

Commendations

45 Pirie Street Forecourt (Hassell)
Oxigen Halifax Studio (Oxigen with Woods Bagot)

Source

Award

Published online: 8 Jul 2012
Words: Danielle O'Dea
Images: Aldo Trissi, David Sievers, Grant Hancock, Jamie Gill, John Adam, Max Creasy, Nathan Marshall, Peter Fisher, Sam Noonan, Sarah Long, Simon Cecere, Tom Roschi

Issue

Architecture Australia, July 2012

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