Winners revealed: 2018 Queensland Architecture Awards

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Blackwater Aquatic Centre by Liquid Blu Architects.

Blackwater Aquatic Centre by Liquid Blu Architects. Image: Angus Martin

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Curra Community Hall by Bark Design Architects.

Curra Community Hall by Bark Design Architects. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre by Bud Brannigan Architects.

Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre by Bud Brannigan Architects. Image: David Sandison

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Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre by BVN.

Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre by BVN. Image: Cieran Murphy

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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve by Guymer Bailey Architects.

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve by Guymer Bailey Architects. Image: Scott Burrows

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Parklands by AAA - Arkhefield, ARM and Archipelago Architects.

Parklands by AAA - Arkhefield, ARM and Archipelago Architects. Image: John Gollings

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Beerwah Tower Green by Bark Design Architects.

Beerwah Tower Green by Bark Design Architects. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Centenary Lakes Nature Play by PAWA Architecture and LandPlan.

Centenary Lakes Nature Play by PAWA Architecture and LandPlan. Image: Andrew Watson

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The Link by Lat27.

The Link by Lat27. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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The Science Place by Hassell.

The Science Place by Hassell. Image: Andrew Rankin

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The Centenary Library, Anglican Church Grammar School by Brand and Slater Architects.

The Centenary Library, Anglican Church Grammar School by Brand and Slater Architects. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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The Springfield Anglican College - Year 1 Classrooms by Architecture Kōen.

The Springfield Anglican College - Year 1 Classrooms by Architecture Kōen. Image: Cathy Schusler

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Griffith University Aquatic Centre by Conrad Gargett.

Griffith University Aquatic Centre by Conrad Gargett. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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JK Murray Library Extension and Refurbishment by DWP Design Worldwide Partnership.

JK Murray Library Extension and Refurbishment by DWP Design Worldwide Partnership. Image: Roger D'Souza

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The Stores by Cavill Architects in Association with Jasper Brown Architects.

The Stores by Cavill Architects in Association with Jasper Brown Architects. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Robina Market Hall Redevelopment by The Buchan Group (architect) and ACME (concept design architect).

Robina Market Hall Redevelopment by The Buchan Group (architect) and ACME (concept design architect). Image: Andy Macpherson

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88 Limestone by Gibson Architects.

88 Limestone by Gibson Architects. Image: Ipswich Photo

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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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Headricks Lane by SP Studio.

Headricks Lane by SP Studio. Image: Kirsten Cunningham

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Marchetti and Optiko by Cameron and Co.

Marchetti and Optiko by Cameron and Co. Image: David Hanson and Chris Proud

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1 William Street by Woods Bagot.

1 William Street by Woods Bagot. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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NAB Place by Woods Bagot.

NAB Place by Woods Bagot. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Stradbroke House by Tim Bennetton Architects with Gabriel Poole.

Stradbroke House by Tim Bennetton Architects with Gabriel Poole. Image: Harry Frith

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Carpenter-Hall House by Russell Hall Architects.

Carpenter-Hall House by Russell Hall Architects. Image: Russell Hall

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Tarragindi Steel House by Bligh Graham Architects.

Tarragindi Steel House by Bligh Graham Architects. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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V House by Shaun Lockyer Architects.

V House by Shaun Lockyer Architects. Image: Scott Burrows

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Avonlea by Robinson Architects.

Avonlea by Robinson Architects. Image: Nic Granleese

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Tinbeerwah House by Teeland Architects.

Tinbeerwah House by Teeland Architects. Image: Jared Fowler

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Gibbon St by Cavill Architects.

Gibbon St by Cavill Architects. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Camp Hill Cottage by Owen Architecture.

Camp Hill Cottage by Owen Architecture. Image: Toby Scott

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One Room Tower by Phorm Architecture and Design with Silvia Micheli and Antony Moulis.

One Room Tower by Phorm Architecture and Design with Silvia Micheli and Antony Moulis. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Yeronga House by Tim Bennetton Architects.

Yeronga House by Tim Bennetton Architects. Image: Shantanu Starick

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Milton Residence by M3architecture.

Milton Residence by M3architecture. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Yarrawonga by Counterpoint Architecture.

Yarrawonga by Counterpoint Architecture. Image: Andrew Rankin

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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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Abian by Wood Marsh Architecture with Sunland Group.

Abian by Wood Marsh Architecture with Sunland Group. Image: Isaac Marano

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Oxley and Stirling by Elenberg Fraser.

Oxley and Stirling by Elenberg Fraser. Image: Cieran Murphy

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Spire Residences by John Wardle Architects.

Spire Residences by John Wardle Architects. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Kailani Beach Houses by Andrew Bock Architecture.

Kailani Beach Houses by Andrew Bock Architecture. Image: Andrew Bock

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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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Ryan Street Library by Jonathan Goh Architect.

Ryan Street Library by Jonathan Goh Architect. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Dinosaur Canyon Outpost by Cox Architecture.

Dinosaur Canyon Outpost by Cox Architecture. Image: Casey Vallance

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UQ Architecture School Entry by M3architecture.

UQ Architecture School Entry by M3architecture. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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259 Queen Street Main Lobby Refurbishment by Cox Architecture and Ruth Woods Architect.

259 Queen Street Main Lobby Refurbishment by Cox Architecture and Ruth Woods Architect. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve by Guymer Bailey Architects.

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve by Guymer Bailey Architects. Image: Scott Burrows

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Blackwater Aquatic Centre by Liquid Blu Architects.

Blackwater Aquatic Centre by Liquid Blu Architects. Image: Angus Martin

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The Science Place by Hassell.

The Science Place by Hassell. Image: Andrew Rankin

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Yeronga House by Tim Bennetton Architects.

Yeronga House by Tim Bennetton Architects. Image: Shantanu Starick

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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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Gold Coast Sports Precinct by BVN.

Gold Coast Sports Precinct by BVN. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Corps à Corps at the IMA Courtyard by artist: Celine Condorelli, architect: Dirk Yates (Speculative Architecture), landscape designer: Pete Shields.

Corps à Corps at the IMA Courtyard by artist: Celine Condorelli, architect: Dirk Yates (Speculative Architecture), landscape designer: Pete Shields. Image: Richard Stringer

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The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2018 Queensland Architecture Awards.

Queensland chapter president Paul Trotter said, “Architecture has the unique ability to impact upon people’s lives and create a legacy for future generations, this year’s award winners can all be proud of that achievement.”

A number of categories were dominated by projects from regional Queensland, including the top honour in the Public Architecture category, the F. D. G. Stanley Award, which went to Liquid Blu Architects for the Blackwater Aquatic Centre.

The jury described the centre as “Providing a small mining community with a cool place of respite and aquatic activities for all ages, the bulwark-like outer layer of rammed earth walls wrap themselves around three elevations affording refuge from the harsh environment.”

“The building makes a positive contribution to this community, with the architecture responding sensitively to the climate and its rural context. It is seen as a generous public asset, a welcome refuge and oasis within an otherwise remote and harsh setting.”

Elsewhere, the Robin Dods Award for Residential Architecture - Houses (New) went to Stradbroke House by Tim Bennetton Architects with Gabriel Poole. 

“The house appears as a series of tent structures floating above the land,” the jury said. “Indoor and outdoor spaces flow seamlessly into each other embracing the natural surrounding landscape physically and visually.”

Also well represented were projects completed for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, including the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre by BVN and Parklands by AAA (ARM, Arkhefield and Archipelago Architects).

Projects that won an award will automatically be considered for the National Architecture Awards, which will be announced in November.

Blackwater Aquatic Centre by Liquid Blu Architects. Image:  Angus Martin

Public Architecture 

F. D. G. Stanley Award

Blackwater Aquatic Centre – Liquid Blu Architects

Awards

Curra Community Hall – Bark Design Architects

Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre – Bud Brannigan Architects

Commendations

Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre – BVN

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve – Guymer Bailey Architects

Parklands by AAA - Arkhefield, ARM and Archipelago Architects. Image:  John Gollings

Urban Design

Karl Langer Award

Parklands – AAA - Arkhefield, ARM and Archipelago Architects

Award

Beerwah Tower Green – Bark Design Architects

Commendations

Centenary Lakes Nature Play – PAWA Architecture and LandPlan

The Link – Lat27

The Science Place by Hassell. Image:  Andrew Rankin

Educational Architecture 

Jennifer Taylor Award 

The Science Place – Hassell

Awards

The Centenary Library, Anglican Church Grammar School – Brand and Slater Architects

The Springfield Anglican College - Year 1 Classrooms – Architecture Kōen 

Commendations

Griffith University Aquatic Centre – Conrad Gargett

JK Murray Library Extension and Refurbishment – DWP Design Worldwide Partnership

The Stores by Cavill Architects in Association with Jasper Brown Architects. Image:  Christopher Frederick Jones

Commercial Architecture

Beatrice Hutton Award

The Stores – Cavill Architects in Association with Jasper Brown Architects

Award

Robina Market Hall Redevelopment – The Buchan Group (architect) and ACME (concept design architect)

Commendation

88 Limestone – Gibson Architects

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

Interior Architecture 

G. H. M. Addison Award

Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre – BVN

Awards

Headricks Lane – SP Studio

Marchetti and Optiko – Cameron and Co

Commendations

1 William Street – Woods Bagot

NAB Place – Woods Bagot 

Stradbroke House by Tim Bennetton Architects with Gabriel Poole. Image:  Harry Frith

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

Robin Dods Award

Stradbroke House – Tim Bennetton Architects with Gabriel Poole

Awards

Carpenter-Hall House – Russell Hall Architects

Tarragindi Steel House – Bligh Graham Architects

V House – Shaun Lockyer Architects

Commendations

Avonlea – Robinson Architects

Tinbeerwah House – Teeland Architects

Gibbon St by Cavill Architects. Image:  Christopher Frederick Jones

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)

Elina Mottram Award

Gibbon St – Cavill Architects

Awards

Camp Hill Cottage – Owen Architecture

One Room Tower – Phorm Architecture and Design with Silvia Micheli and Antony Moulis

Yeronga House – Tim Bennetton Architects

Commendations

Milton Residence – M3architecture

Yarrawonga – Counterpoint Architecture

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

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing 

Job and Froud Award

M3565 Main Beach – Virginia Kerridge Architect

Awards

Abian – Wood Marsh Architecture with Sunland Group

Oxley and Stirling – Elenberg Fraser

Spire Residences – John Wardle Architects

Commendation

Kailani Beach Houses – Andrew Bock Architecture

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

Small Project Architecture

Hayes and Scott Award

Northshore Pavilion – Anna O’Gorman Architect

Award

Ryan Street Library – Jonathan Goh Architect

Commendations

Dinosaur Canyon Outpost – Cox Architecture

UQ Architecture School Entry – M3architecture

259 Queen Street Main Lobby Refurbishment by Cox Architecture and Ruth Woods Architect. Image:  Christopher Frederick Jones

Heritage 

Commendation

259 Queen Street Main Lobby Refurbishment – Cox Architecture and Ruth Woods Architect

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve by Guymer Bailey Architects. Image:  Scott Burrows

Sustainable Architecture

Harry Marks Award

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve – Guymer Bailey Architects

Awards

Blackwater Aquatic Centre – Liquid Blu Architects

The Science Place – Hassell

Commendation

Yeronga House – Tim Bennetton Architects

Enduring Architecture

Robin Gibson Award

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

Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture

Gold Coast Sports Precinct – BVN

The Australian Institute of Architects Art and Architecture Prize (Qld)

Corps à Corps at the IMA Courtyard – artist: Celine Condorelli, architect: Dirk Yates (Speculative Architecture), landscape designer: Pete Shields


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