Winners revealed: 2018 National Architecture Awards

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Bendigo Hospital by Silver Thomas Hanley with Bates Smart.

Bendigo Hospital by Silver Thomas Hanley with Bates Smart. Image: Peter Clarke

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Joynton Avenue Creative Centre and Precinct by Peter Stutchbury Architecture in association with Design 5 - Architects for City of Sydney.

Joynton Avenue Creative Centre and Precinct by Peter Stutchbury Architecture in association with Design 5 - Architects for City of Sydney. Image: Michael Nicholson

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Optus Stadium by Hassell Cox HKS.

Optus Stadium by Hassell Cox HKS. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Punchbowl Mosque by Candalepas Associates.

Punchbowl Mosque by Candalepas Associates. Image: Brett Boardman

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Barwon Water by GHD Woodhead.

Barwon Water by GHD Woodhead. Image: Trevor Mein

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International House Sydney by Tzannes.

International House Sydney by Tzannes. Image: Ben Guthrie

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Australian Federal Police Forensics and Data Centre by Hassell.

Australian Federal Police Forensics and Data Centre by Hassell. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Barangaroo House by Collins and Turner.

Barangaroo House by Collins and Turner. Image: Rory Gardiner

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New Academic Street, RMIT University by Lyons with NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison and White, MvS Architects and Maddison Architects.

New Academic Street, RMIT University by Lyons with NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison and White, MvS Architects and Maddison Architects. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Macquarie University Incubator by Architectus.

Macquarie University Incubator by Architectus. Image: Brett Boardman

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Monash University Learning and Teaching Building by John Wardle Architects.

Monash University Learning and Teaching Building by John Wardle Architects. Image: Trevor Mein

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Highgate Primary School New Teaching Building by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects.

Highgate Primary School New Teaching Building by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Darling Harbour Transformation by Hassell/Hassell and Populous.

Darling Harbour Transformation by Hassell/Hassell and Populous. Image: Simon Wood

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New Academic Street, RMIT University by Lyons with NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison and White, MvS Architects and Maddison Architects.

New Academic Street, RMIT University by Lyons with NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison and White, MvS Architects and Maddison Architects. Image: Peter Bennetts

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House on the Coast by Sean Godsell Architects.

House on the Coast by Sean Godsell Architects. Image: Young and Percival

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Cabbage Tree House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture.

Cabbage Tree House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture. Image: Michael Nicholson

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Compound House by March Studio.

Compound House by March Studio. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Laneway House by Jon Jacka Architects.

Laneway House by Jon Jacka Architects. Image: Jon Jacka

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Gibbon St by Cavill Architects.

Gibbon St by Cavill Architects. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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King Bill by Austin Maynard Architects.

King Bill by Austin Maynard Architects. Image: Derek Swalwell

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35 Spring St by Bates Smart.

35 Spring St by Bates Smart. Image: Peter Clarke

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Nightingale 1 by Breathe Architecture.

Nightingale 1 by Breathe Architecture. Image: Peter Clarke

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Short Lane by Woods Bagot.

Short Lane by Woods Bagot. Image: Trevor Mein

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Campbell Street by DKO Architecture and SLAB.

Campbell Street by DKO Architecture and SLAB. Image: Tom Blachford and Kate Ballis

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M3565 Main Beach by Virginia Kerridge Architect.

M3565 Main Beach by Virginia Kerridge Architect. Image: John Gollings

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75 Myrtle Street, Chippendale by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects.

75 Myrtle Street, Chippendale by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects. Image: David Roche

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Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre by Universal Design Studio and Mather Architecture.

Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre by Universal Design Studio and Mather Architecture. Image: Tom Ross

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Monash University Teaching and Learning Building by John Wardle Architects.

Monash University Teaching and Learning Building by John Wardle Architects. Image: Trevor Mein

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Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre by BVN.

Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre by BVN. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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krakani lumi by Taylor and Hinds Architects with the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania.

krakani lumi by Taylor and Hinds Architects with the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania. Image: Adam Gibson

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Cottesloe Lobby and Landscape by Simon Pendal Architect.

Cottesloe Lobby and Landscape by Simon Pendal Architect. Image: Robert Frith

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Northshore Pavilion by Anna O’Gorman Architect.

Northshore Pavilion by Anna O’Gorman Architect. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Joynton Avenue Creative Centre and Precinct by Peter Stutchbury Architecture in association with Design 5 - Architects for City of Sydney.

Joynton Avenue Creative Centre and Precinct by Peter Stutchbury Architecture in association with Design 5 - Architects for City of Sydney. Image: Michael Nicholson

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The Cadogan Song School by Palassis Architects.

The Cadogan Song School by Palassis Architects. Image: Andrew Pritchard

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Nightingale 1 by Breathe Architecture.

Nightingale 1 by Breathe Architecture. Image: Eve Wilson

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Barwon Water by GHDWoodhead.

Barwon Water by GHDWoodhead. Image: Trevor Mein

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Synergy by BVN.

Synergy by BVN. Image: John Gollings

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Australian Embassy Bangkok by BVN.

Australian Embassy Bangkok by BVN. Image: John Gollings

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School-in-a-Box by Stephen Collier Architects.

School-in-a-Box by Stephen Collier Architects. Image: Stephen Collier

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Optus Stadium by Hassell Cox HKS.

Optus Stadium by Hassell Cox HKS. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Townsville Courts of Law - Edmund Sheppard Building by Hall, Phillips and Wilson Architects.

Townsville Courts of Law - Edmund Sheppard Building by Hall, Phillips and Wilson Architects. Image: Richard Stringer

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Monique Woodward.

Monique Woodward.

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The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2018 National Architecture Awards at a ceremony in Melbourne.

Twelve named awards, 20 national awards and eight national commendations were chosen from 69 shortlisted awards, themselves taken from 975 entries across state and territory chapter awards programs.

Clare Cousins, national president of the Australian Institute of Architects, said, “These awards are the most recognized and competitive in the industry. They are peer-judged and involve an exhaustive selection process, with site visits to shortlisted projects, allowing the jury to experience the quality of the work firsthand.”

Jury chair Richard Kirk, who led the jury on the intensive, Australia-wide tour of site visits, said “Projects at this level are all accomplished but it was those that could demonstrate their value broadly, beyond the limits of the brief and the confines of the site, which were nationally recognized. 

“Most impressive were projects that established new design benchmarks and whose influence can be of value to the broader community, leading to positive change in our built environment. 

“For the jury, it was important that all the awarded projects implemented sustainability initiatives at a conceptual level, taking a holistic approach. It was impressive to see the growing sophistication and ingenuity in this domain.”

Kirk singled out the Public Architecture and Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing categories for offering particularly strong contenders, which demostrated “great diversity, innovation and maturity.”

Joining Kirk on the jury were Jill Garner (Victorian Government Architect), Katelin Butler (editorial director, Architecture Media), Charles Wright (Charles Wright Architects) and Kevin O’Brien (BVN).

Cousins said the winners “showcase the continuing evolution and diversity of our craft and the changing needs of our society, illustrating the vital role architecture plays in the lives of all Australians.”

Elsewhere in the awards, Victorian architect Monique Woodward received the 2018 National Emerging Architect Prize. 

“Monique is recognized for her entrepreneurial spirit and exploration of alternative modes of project procurement and advocacy, including self-initiated projects,” Cousins said.

2018 National Architecture Awards

Public Architecture

Bendigo Hospital by Silver Thomas Hanley with Bates Smart. Image:  Peter Clarke

The Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture 

Bendigo HospitalSilver Thomas Hanley with Bates Smart

National Awards

Joynton Avenue Creative Centre and Precinct – Peter Stutchbury Architecture in association with Design 5 – Architects for City of Sydney

Optus Stadium – Hassell Cox HKS

Punchbowl Mosque – Candalepas Associates

Commercial Architecture

Barwon Water by GHD Woodhead. Image:  Trevor Mein

The Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture

Barwon Water – GHD Woodhead

National Award

International House Sydney – Tzannes

National Commendations

Australian Federal Police Forensics and Data Centre – Hassell

Barangaroo House Collins and Turner

Educational Architecture

New Academic Street, RMIT University by Lyons with NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison and White, MvS Architects and Maddison Architects. Image:  Peter Bennetts

The Daryl Jackson Award for Educational Architecture

New Academic Street, RMIT University – Lyons with NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison and White, MvS Architects and Maddison Architects

National Awards

Macquarie University Incubator Architectus

Monash University Learning and Teaching BuildingJohn Wardle Architects

National Commendation

Highgate Primary School New Teaching Building – Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Urban Design

Darling Harbour Transformation by Hassell/Hassell and Populous. Image:  Simon Wood

The Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design

Darling Harbour Transformation – Hassell/Hassell and Populous

National Award

New Academic Street, RMIT University Lyons with NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison and White, MvS Architects and Maddison Architects

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

House on the Coast by Sean Godsell Architects. Image:  Young and Percival

The Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New) 

House on the Coast – Sean Godsell Architects

National Award

Cabbage Tree House – Peter Stutchbury Architecture

National Commendation

Compound House – March Studio

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)

Laneway House by Jon Jacka Architects. Image:  Jon Jacka

The Eleanor Cullis-Hill Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)

Laneway House – Jon Jacka Architects

National Award

Gibbon St – Cavill Architects

National Commendation

King Bill – Austin Maynard Architects

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

35 Spring St by Bates Smart. Image:  Peter Clarke

The Frederick Romberg Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing 

35 Spring St – Bates Smart

National Awards

Nightingale 1 – Breathe Architecture

Short Lane – Woods Bagot

National Commendations

Campbell Street – DKO Architecture and SLAB

M3565 Main Beach – Virginia Kerridge Architect

Interior Architecture

75 Myrtle Street, Chippendale by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects. Image:  David Roche

The Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture 

75 Myrtle Street, Chippendale – Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects

National Awards

Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre – Universal Design Studio and Mather Architecture

Monash University Teaching and Learning Building – John Wardle Architects

National Commendation

Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre – BVN

krakani lumi by Taylor and Hinds Architects with the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania. Image:  Adam Gibson

Small Project Architecture

The Nicholas Murcutt Award for Small Project Architecture 

krakani lumi – Taylor and Hinds Architects with the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania  

National Awards

Cottesloe Lobby and Landscape – Simon Pendal Architect

Northshore Pavilion – Anna O’Gorman Architect

Joynton Avenue Creative Centre and Precinct by Peter Stutchbury Architecture in association with Design 5 - Architects for City of Sydney. Image:  Michael Nicholson

Heritage

The Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage

Joynton Avenue Creative Centre and Precinct – Peter Stutchbury Architecture in association with Design 5 - Architects for City of Sydney

National Award

The Cadogan Song School – Palassis Architects

Sustainable Architecture

Nightingale 1 by Breathe Architecture. Image:  Eve Wilson

The David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture 

Nightingale 1 – Breathe Architecture

National Awards

Barwon Water – GHDWoodhead

Synergy – BVN

International Architecture

Australian Embassy Bangkok by BVN. Image:  John Gollings

The Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture 

Australian Embassy Bangkok (Thailand) – BVN 

Australian Award

School-in-a-Box (Papua New Guinea) – Stephen Collier Architects 

Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture

Optus Stadium – Hassell Cox HKS

Enduring Architecture 

National Award

Townsville Courts of Law - Edmund Sheppard Building – Hall, Phillips and Wilson Architects

People’s Choice Award

Cabbage Tree House – Peter Stutchbury Architecture

National Emerging Architect Prize

Monique Woodward


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