Seven projects and one practice comprise the Australian entries that have made it to the 2018 Dezeen Awards shortlist.
The awards program, which is a new initiative for the international design blog, attracted more than 3,500 submissions from 91 different countries. The program is divided into three main category groups: interiors, design and architecture. Special studio awards will recognize all-round design excellence for a body of work.
Among the architectural projects on the shortlist are Breathe Architecture’s Nightingale 1 apartment building in Melbourne’s Brunswick, the 2017 MPavilion comission by international practice OMA and two Tasmanian hospitality projects – the krakani lumi walker’s accomodation and the Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions by Liminal Architecture.
The Dezeen Awards are judged by an international panel, which includes Astrid Klein (Klein Dytham Architecture), Amanda Levete (Amanda Levete Architects), Sadie Morgan (DRMM), John Pawson (John Pawson Architects), Thomas Heatherwick (Heatherwick Studio) and Ma Yansong (Mad Architects).
The Australian shortlisted entries are:
Nightingale 1 – Breathe Architecture
Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions – Liminal Architecture
krakani lumi – Taylor and Hinds Architects
MPavilion – OMA
Captain Kelly’s Cottage – John Wardle Architects
Civic and cultural interior
Learning and Teaching Building, Monash University – John Wardle Architects
Health and wellness interior
Willow Urban Retreat – Melanie Beynon and Megan Hounslow
Emerging architect of the year
Raffaello Rosselli Architect
Emerging interior designer of the year
Alexander and Co