2016 Newcastle Architecture Awards

The Australian Institute of Architects announced the winners of the 2016 Newcastle Architecture Awards on 17 March at the Merewetter Surfhouse.

Sixteen projects received awards and commendations across 11 categories. Local practice EJE Architecture was the most recognized of the night with seven accolades. Jonathan Dawes in conjunction with EJE Architecture received the award’s highest honour, the Award for Excellence for their The Axis House.

“The Axis House welcomes and connects you to interiors, landscape and lake vistas even after a brief time inside,” the jury said. “Every area is creative and inventive, every surface explored and made purposeful, with the clever use and re-use of bricks, timber, steel and concrete seamlessly working together.”

All the projects that received awards will now progress to the New South Wales Architecture Awards, to be announced on Friday 1 July.

The Axis House by Jonathan Dawes in conjunction with EJE Architecture.

The Axis House by Jonathan Dawes in conjunction with EJE Architecture.

Image: Nathan Dawes

Award for Excellence

The Axis House – Jonathan Dawes in conjunction with EJE Architecture

Watt Space Gallery by Andrew Donaldson Architecture and Design.

Watt Space Gallery by Andrew Donaldson Architecture and Design.

Image: Brett Boardman

Public Architecture

Award

Watt Space Gallery – Andrew Donaldson Architecture and Design

Commendations

ANZAC Bridge Memorial Walk – EJE Architecture

Newcastle Airport – SHAC

Newcastle Courthouse – Cox Richardson Architects

The Gateway Commercial Development by CKDS Architecture.

The Gateway Commercial Development by CKDS Architecture.

Image: Damien Furey Photography

Commercial Architecture

Award

The Gateway Commercial Development – CKDS Architecture

Commendation

Club Maitland City – Terroir

Damascus Centre, St Paul’s High School by QOH Architects.

Damascus Centre, St Paul’s High School by QOH Architects.

Image: Andy Warren

Educational Architecture

Award

Damascus Centre, St Paul’s High School – QOH Architects

Commendation

Institute of Energy and Resources – EJE Architecture

Heritage

Commendation

Masonic Hall Refurbishment – EJE Architecture

SDA Workplace by SDA Space Design Architecture.

SDA Workplace by SDA Space Design Architecture.

Image: Phil Stefans

Interior Architecture

Award

SDA Workplace – SDA Space Design Architecture

Commendations

The Gateway Fitout – CKDS Architecture

Mingara Leisure Group Corporate Offices – Graphite Architects

Urban Eclectic House by SDA Space Design Architecture.

Urban Eclectic House by SDA Space Design Architecture.

Image: Phil Stefans

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

Award

Urban Eclectic House – SDA Space Design Architecture

Commendation

Grasemere Way – Webber Architects

The Axis House by Jonathan Dawes in collaboration with EJE Architecture.

The Axis House by Jonathan Dawes in collaboration with EJE Architecture.

Image: Nathan Dawes

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)

Award

The Axis House – Jonathan Dawes in collaboration with EJE Architecture

Commendation

Power House – SDA Space Design Architecture

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

Commendation

Eclipse Residential Development – CKDS Architecture

Watt Space Gallery by Andrew Donaldson Architecture and Design.

Watt Space Gallery by Andrew Donaldson Architecture and Design.

Image: Brett Boardman

Small Project Architecture

Award

Watt Space Gallery – Andrew Donaldson Architecture and Design

Commendation

University of Newcastle Entry Canopies – CKDS Architecture

Institute of Energy and Resources by EJE Architecture.

Institute of Energy and Resources by EJE Architecture.

Image: Marcus Clinton

Sustainable Architecture

Award

Institute of Energy and Resources – EJE Architecture

University of Newcastle Entry Canopies by CKDS Architecture.

University of Newcastle Entry Canopies by CKDS Architecture.

Image: Collaborative Construction Solutions

Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture

Award

University of Newcastle Entry Canopies – CKDS Architecture

Commendation

The Axis House – Jonathan Dawes in conjunction with EJE Architecture

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