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2013 National Architecture Awards: Sustainable

Djakanimba Pavilions by Insideout Architects Sustainable Architecture: National Commendation Australian Institute of Architects

Jury citation

In the remote township of Beswick in the Northern Territory, we see an example of humble yet clever architectural moves making a significant contribution to community. Not just with the simple provision of much needed space, but with spaces that are flexible and responsive.

The design and construction strategy is simple in conception and robust in execution, and maximizes potential from the bare minimum. Working within the constraints of a remote location, limited skills and difficult climatic conditions, the devised approach works with the problem of access to affordable skilled labour to create a building that caters for accommodation, exhibition and learning, reinforcing a community focus in the precinct.

Credits

Architect
Insideout Architects
Belgian Gardens, Townsville, Qld, Australia
Project Team
Tania Dennis, Tamaki Broome, Kate Scattini
Consultants
Artist/laser cut panels Brendan Hackett, Frankie Lane, Scott Hall, Augustina Kennedy
Builder Greeney, Fredbuild
Communications consultant The Institute of Backyard Studies (Mark Thomson)
Construction manager Fredbuild (Simon Brooks)
Cost consultant Stark Consulting & Associates (Ian Stark)
Developer Djilpin Arts (Fleur Parry and Tom E. Lewis)
Electrical and mechanical consultant CKS Electrical Mechanical (Justin Dowson)
Hydraulic consultant GHD (Lindsay Monteith)
Hydraulic services Barkly Plumbing (Brian O’Duffy)
Lighting consultant Bob Dennis
Project manager Probuild NT (Mick Betteridge)
Site inspection Skye Raabe
Steel shop drawings Accolade Steel Detailing (Josh & Tony Edwards)
Structural consultant Glynn Tucker Consulting Engineers (Andrew Maltby)
Training and enterprise Anna McLeod
Site details
Category Residential buildings
Type Small projects
Project Details
Status Built

Source

Award

Published online: 7 Nov 2013
Words: National Architecture Awards Jury 2013
Images: Peter Eve

Issue

Architecture Australia, November 2013

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