2016 WA Architecture Awards

The Australian Institute of Architects announced the winners of the 2016 Western Australia (WA) Architecture Awards on Friday 1 July at Crown Perth’s Grand Ballroom.

For the first time in the awards’ history, two projects were awarded the WA chapter’s highest honour, the George Temple Poole Award. Kerry Hill Architects designed both winning projects – the City of Perth Library and Public Plaza and the State Buildings, the latter with Palassis Architects (Heritage Architect). Together, the two projects all but complete Cathedral Square, an important civic space in Perth. Each project was also recognized in other categories.

City of Perth Library and Public Plaza by Kerry Hill Architects.

City of Perth Library and Public Plaza by Kerry Hill Architects.

Image: Nicolas Putrasia

The State Buildings by Kerry Hill Architects (Architect), Palassis Architects (Heritage Architect).

The State Buildings by Kerry Hill Architects (Architect), Palassis Architects (Heritage Architect).

Image: Angus Martin

“Whilst both projects are very different in their own separate ways, they are both innovative, highly rigorous and incredibly strong in their design approach,” said the jury. “They deliver jointly and individually an incredibly rare and high order of public realm and civic amenity, which will be enjoyed by people of all ages for a very long time.”

This year, the Enduring Architecture Award was renamed in recognition of Richard Roach Jewell, a long-serving public works architect in Western Australia.

The award went to Howlett and Bailey Architects for Perth Concert Hall. This is the second year in a row the practice has received the award, having won last year’s award for Council House.

Winners of the named awards and architecture awards will progress to the 2016 National Architecture Awards to be announced in November.

The winners are:

George Temple Poole Awards

City of Perth Library and Public Plaza – Kerry Hill Architects

The State Buildings – Kerry Hill Architects (Architect), Palassis Architects (Heritage Architect)

City of Perth Library and Public Plaza by Kerry Hill Architects.

City of Perth Library and Public Plaza by Kerry Hill Architects.

Image: Angus Martin

Public Architecture

Jeffrey Howlett Award

City of Perth Library and Public Plaza – Kerry Hill Architects

Awards

Surf Club Building and Commercial Development City Beach – Christou Design Group

Western Australian Institute of Sport High Performance Service Centre – Sandover Pinder + DWP|Suters

Carnarvon Police and Justice Complex – Cox, Howlett & Bailey Woodland

Commendations

Bold Park Aquatic – Donovan Payne Architects

National Anzac Centre – Peter Hunt Architect

Cloisters Redevelopment by The Buchan Group – Perth.

Cloisters Redevelopment by The Buchan Group – Perth.

Image: Silverstone

Urban Design

John Septimus Roe Award

Cloisters Redevelopment – The Buchan Group – Perth

Commendations

Victoria Quay Enabling Precinct Plans – CODA Studio

Esperance Foreshore – Hassell

Mother Teresa Catholic College by Parry and Rosenthal Architects.

Mother Teresa Catholic College by Parry and Rosenthal Architects.

Image: Robert Frith

Educational Architecture

Hillson Beasley Award

Mother Teresa Catholic College – Parry and Rosenthal Architects

Award

Ngoolark Student Services, ECU Joondalup – JCY Architects & Urban Designers

Commendations

Bunbury Catholic College Mercy CampusCODA Studio and Broderick Architects

Hale Junior School Arts Building – Site Architecture Studio

Year 7 Teaching Facility, John Curtin College of the Arts – JCY Architects & Urban Designers

Alex Hotel by Spaceagency.

Alex Hotel by Spaceagency.

Image: Anson Smart

Commercial Architecture

Ross Chisholm and Gil Nicol Award

Alex HotelSpaceagency

Award

Mirvac OTB Tower, COMO The Treasury & Annex – Kerry Hill Architects (Design Architect & COMO The Treasury Project Architect), Hassell (Mirvac OTB Tower & Annex Project Architect) and Palassis Architects (Heritage Architect)

Commendations

Richmond Well Being Centre – Armstrong Parkin Architects

Brookfield Place Tower II – Woods Bagot

Bay View House by CSA Craig Steere Architects.

Bay View House by CSA Craig Steere Architects.

Image: Angus Martin

Interior Architecture

Julius Elischer Award

Bay View House – CSA Craig Steere Architects

Awards

Petition at The State Buildings – Spaceagency

The University of Western Australia Guild Student Central Hub – Hames Sharley

Commendations

Brookfield Multiplex Headquarters – Woods Bagot

COMO The Treasury – Kerry Hill Architects (Architect), Palassis Architects (Heritage Architect)

City of Perth Library – Kerry Hill Architects

Victoria Avenue by Spaceagency.

Victoria Avenue by Spaceagency.

Image: Joel Barbitta

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

Marshall Clifton Award

Victoria Avenue – Spaceagency

Award

Bay View House – CSA Craig Steere Architects

Commendations

Courtyard Residence – Ross McAndrew Architect

Mosman Bay House – Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Omeo House – Bosske Architecture

Camino House by Bosske Architecture.

Camino House by Bosske Architecture.

Image: Peter Bennetts

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)

Peter Overman Award

Camino HouseBosske Architecture

Awards

2 + 2 – MORQ

Claremont Residence – David Barr Architect

Commendation

The Boulevarde – Officer Woods Architects

Knutsford / Stage 1 by Spaceagency.

Knutsford / Stage 1 by Spaceagency.

Image: Robert Frith

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

Harold Krantz Award

Knutsford / Stage 1 – Spaceagency

Awards

Soda Apartments – Gresley Abas Architects

Mika – Cameron Chisholm Nicol in association with David Barr Architect

Commendation

Halo on Mount Apartments – Baltinas Architecture

Adelaide Terrace by VittinoAshe.

Adelaide Terrace by VittinoAshe.

Image: Robert Frith

Small Project Architecture

Iwan Iwanoff Award

Adelaide Terrace – VittinoAshe

Commendation

Standby Espresso – NOMA*

The State Buildings by Kerry Hill Architects (Architect), Palassis Architects (Heritage Architect).

The State Buildings by Kerry Hill Architects (Architect), Palassis Architects (Heritage Architect).

Image: Angus Martin

Heritage

Margaret Pitt Morison Award

The State Buildings – Kerry Hill Architects (Architect), Palassis Architects (Heritage Architect)

Award

Petition at The State Buildings – Spaceagency

Commendation

New Museum Project – State Heritage Conservation Works – Hocking Heritage Studio

Mirvac OTB Tower, COMO The Treasury and Annex by Kerry Hill Architects (Design Architect & COMO The Treasury Project Architect), Hassell (Mirvac OTB Tower and Annex Project Architect) and Palassis Architects (Heritage Architect).

Mirvac OTB Tower, COMO The Treasury and Annex by Kerry Hill Architects (Design Architect & COMO The Treasury Project Architect), Hassell (Mirvac OTB Tower and Annex Project Architect) and Palassis Architects (Heritage Architect).

Image: Angus Martin

Sustainable Architecture

Wallace Greenham Award

Mirvac OTB Tower, COMO The Treasury and Annex – Kerry Hill Architects (Design Architect & COMO The Treasury Project Architect), Hassell (Mirvac OTB Tower & Annex Project Architect) and Palassis Architects (Heritage Architect)

Commendation

Mosman Bay House – Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

The State Buildings by Kerry Hill Architects (Architect), Palassis Architects (Heritage Architect).

The State Buildings by Kerry Hill Architects (Architect), Palassis Architects (Heritage Architect).

Image: Angus Martin

Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture

The State Buildings – Kerry Hill Architects (Architect), Palassis Architects (Heritage Architect)

Commendation

Petition at The State Buildings – Spaceagency

Perth Concert Hall by Howlett and Bailey Architects.

Perth Concert Hall by Howlett and Bailey Architects.

Image: Courtesy Australian Institute of Architects WA Chapter

Enduring Architecture

Richard Roach Jewell Award

Perth Concert Hall – Howlett and Bailey Architects

COMO The Treasury by Kerry Hill Architects (Architect), Palassis Architects (Heritage Architect).

COMO The Treasury by Kerry Hill Architects (Architect), Palassis Architects (Heritage Architect).

Image: Angus Martin

Mondoluce Lighting Award

COMO The Treasury – Kerry Hill Architects (Architect), Palassis Architects (Heritage Architect)

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