From Samoa to the USA: 2020 International Chapter Architecture Awards winners

Koning Eizenberg Architecture, the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2019 Gold Medal recipient, has won four awards across three categories in the Institute’s International Chapter Architecture Awards.

The practice took home a Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing award for The Arroyo Affordable Housing and a Heritage Architecture award for MuseumLab, and both these projects received awards for Sustainable Architecture.

Jury Chair Wei Jien said, “Through its simplicity and compelling legibility, the Arroyo does not only foster a great living environment for a community that most needs it, but also raises the bar in the conversation about architectural excellence in affordable projects.”

Of MuseumLab, Wei Jien said, “This children’s museum, offering cutting-edge experiences in art and technology, is both beautiful and forward-thinking and has propelled a disused and forgotten heritage building back into the heart of the community. It also demonstrates how a heritage structure, built in an era when construction took no account of thermal performance or energy consumption, can be reinvented into a contemporary and sustainable building.”

The International Chapter Council also awarded the William J. Mitchell Prize to Australian Tapestry Workshop director Antonia Syme, in recognition of her efforts promoting and curating the Tapestry Design Prize for Architects. The WJM prize recognizes the work of individuals who have contributed to Australian architecture in the international arena.

The Institute announced the International Chapter Awards in a live broadcast on 17 July. Winners will compete for the Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture at the National Architecture Awards to be announced in November.

Public Architecture

Commendation

Parliament of Samoa - Maota Fono (Samoa) – Guida Moseley Brown Architects

Educational Architecture

Commendation

Eco Kindi (Vietnam) – LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture) with Module K

Commercial Architecture

Award

Aman Kyoto (Japan) – Kerry Hill Architects

Award Commercial Architecture: Aman Kyoto (Japan) by Kerry Hill Architects.

Award Commercial Architecture: Aman Kyoto (Japan) by Kerry Hill Architects.

Image: Nacasa Partners

Commendations

The Tiing (Indonesia)Nic Brunsdon

Funan (Singapore) – Woods Bagot

The Apurva Kempinski Bali (Indonesia) – Denton Corker Marshall Jakarta / Duta Cermat Mandiri

Interior Architecture

Commendations

Aman Kyoto (Japan) – Kerry Hill Architects

The Work Project - Asia Square (Singapore) – Hassell

Residential Architecture - Houses (Alterations and Additions)

Award

Terrace House near Demachiyanagi (Japan)Atelier Luke

Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions): Terrace House near Demachiyanagi (Japan) by Atelier Luke.

Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions): Terrace House near Demachiyanagi (Japan) by Atelier Luke.

Image: Yohei Sasakura

Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing

Award

The Arroyo Affordable Housing (USA) – Koning Eizenberg Architecture

Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing: The Arroyo Affordable Housing (USA) by Koning Eizenberg Architecture.

Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing: The Arroyo Affordable Housing (USA) by Koning Eizenberg Architecture.

Image: Eric Staudenmaier

Heritage Architecture

Award

MuseumLab (USA) – Koning Eizenberg Architecture

Award for Heritage Architecture: MuseumLab (USA) by Koning Eizenberg Architecture.

Award for Heritage Architecture: MuseumLab (USA) by Koning Eizenberg Architecture.

Image: Eric Staudenmaier

Sustainable Architecture

Awards

MuseumLab (USA) – Koning Eizenberg Architecture

The Arroyo Affordable Housing (USA) – Koning Eizenberg Architecture

Commendation

Miura Fold House (New Zealand) – James Stockwell Architect

The William J. Mitchell (WJM) Prize

Antonia Syme AM, Director of the Australian Tapestry Workshop

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