2018 Newcastle Architecture Awards winners revealed

The Australian Institute of Architects announced the winners of the 2018 Newcastle Architecture Awards on Friday 23 March.

The night’s top award, the Newcastle Jury Prize, went to the University of Newcastle’s new “vertical campus,” NeW Space, designed by Lyons and EJE Architecture.

The jury noted the building is “an exemplar of design for ‘new generation’ learning, urban renewal, and of civic place making, drawing together a complex brief of interlocking educational and public spaces.” The building also received awards in the Urban Design, Educational Architecture and Interior Architecture categories.

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The Newcastle Architecture Awards received a record number entries in 2018, a demonstration of the breadth of work undertaken across a number categories.

“Architects are contributing to providing better environments in Newcastle across all spheres – and Newcastle seems to have an abundance of refreshingly down to earth, friendly, welcoming architects and supportive, happy, enlightened clients who are immensely proud of their projects,” said Sam Crawford, jury chair. “All of this bodes well for the future.”

Projects that have won awards are now eligible for the NSW Architecture Awards which will be announced on 6 July.

The winners are:

NeW Space, University of Newcastle by Lyons and EJE Architecture.

NeW Space, University of Newcastle by Lyons and EJE Architecture.

Image: Murray McKean

Newcastle Jury Prize

NeW Space, University of Newcastle – Lyons and EJE Architecture

Maitland No.1 Sportsground by Maitland City Council in association with the NSW Government Architect's Office and CKDS.

Maitland No.1 Sportsground by Maitland City Council in association with the NSW Government Architect’s Office and CKDS.

Image: Sharperstill Photography

Public Architecture

Award

Maitland No.1 Sportsground – Maitland City Council in association with the NSW Government Architect’s Office and CKDS

Commendation

Opal Hillside – DWP Design Worldwide Partnership

Urban Design

Award

NeW Space, University of Newcastle – Lyons and EJE Architecture

Educational Architecture

Awards

NeW Space, University of Newcastle – Lyons and EJE Architecture

St Patrick’s Primary School, Lochinvar - Stage 1 – SHAC

Commercial Architecture

Commendations

Newcastle Private Hospital Kingston Extension – DWP Design Worldwide Partnership

Nelson Bay Golf Club – EJE Architecture

NeW Space, University of Newcastle by Lyons and EJE Architecture.

NeW Space, University of Newcastle by Lyons and EJE Architecture.

Image: Peter Bennetts

Interior Architecture

Award

NeW Space, University of Newcastle – Lyons and EJE Architecture

Commendations

Lyons House – EDH Group Architects

MJH Group Workplace – SDA

Brass House by Anthrosite.

Brass House by Anthrosite.

Image: Jon Reid

The Blue House by Welsh and Major.

The Blue House by Welsh and Major.

Image: The Guthrie Project

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

Award

Brass House – Anthrosite

Commendations

Three Piece House – Trias

Light House – Jodie Dixon Architect

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)

Award

The Blue House – Welsh and Major

Commendations

Hund Haus – Jodie Dixon Architect

Eighty-Four Gordon – SDA

Corlette Street by CKDS Architecture.

Corlette Street by CKDS Architecture.

Image: Damien Furey

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

Commendations

Corlette Street – CKDS Architecture

Capri – SDA

Small Project Architecture

Award

Islington Park – Curious Practice

Commendation

North Avoca Studio – Matt Thitchener Architect

Three Piece House by Trias.

Three Piece House by Trias.

Image: Benjamin Hosking

Sustainable Architecture

Award

Three Piece House – Trias

Heritage

Award

King Street Adaptive Reuse – CKDS Architecture

Commendation

Maitland Town Hall - Auditorium Refurbishment – Maitland City Council and the NSW Government Architect’s Office

Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture

North Avoca Studio – Matt Thitchener Architect

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