2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards

Reinvention and reuse reigned supreme in the 2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards, announced via a live broadcast by the Australian Institute of Architects.

Entries were strong across the Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) and Heritage Architecture categories.

“These entries breathe new life into existing buildings in ways which are not only creative, but sustainable for cities such as Hobart as we consider issues of density and urban sprawl,” said jury chair Lucy Burke-Smith, of Purcell.

Tasmanian chapter executive director Jennifer Nichols added, “We have beautiful heritage homes and buildings across the state, but they are ageing and don’t have the amenities required for modern living. Many of the winning projects show how architects can transform these buildings into practical and unique places to live, work and play.

“We see this in Bozen’s Cottage in Oatlands, by Taylor and Hinds Architects, which uses an existing sandstone cottage and transforms it into a cosy family home, while the Kingborough Community Hub by March Studio utilises the existing structure of the former Kingston High School gymnasium in making the site a place for all.”

Winners of awards and named awards will progress to the National Architecture Awards to be announced in November.

The winners are:

Public Architecture

The Alan C. Walker Award

Kingborough Community HubMarch Studio

Educational Architecture

Commendations

Parklands High School Redevelopment – Artas Architects

The Media School - University of Tasmania – Morrison and Breytenbach Architects

Commercial Architecture

The Colin Philp Award

Three Capes Track LodgesAndrew Burns Architecture

Three Capes Track Lodges by Andrew Burns Architecture.

Three Capes Track Lodges by Andrew Burns Architecture.

Image: Brett Boardman

Awards

MOSS 39 – Circa Morris-Nunn Chua Architects

Stillwater Seven – Cumulus Studio

Urban Design

The Dirk Bolt Award

Bridge of RemembranceDenton Corker Marshall

Bridge of Remembrance by Denton Corker Marshall.

Bridge of Remembrance by Denton Corker Marshall.

Image: John Gollings

Interior Architecture

The Alexander North Award

Eternal Women’s Health – Core Collective Architects

Award

Legislative Council Chambers – Jaws Interiors (In collaboration with Jaws Architects)

Residential Architecture - Houses (New)

Commendations

The Lake House – MG Architecture Interiors

The Stringybark Residence – Jaws Architects

Residential Architecture - Houses (Alterations and Additions)

The Edith Emery Award

Lower Jordan Hill Road – Taylor and Hinds Architects

Lower Jordan Hill Road by Taylor and Hinds Architects.

Lower Jordan Hill Road by Taylor and Hinds Architects.

Image: Adam Gibson

Awards

Hampden Rd – Archier

Ryde Street House – Bence Mulcahy

Commendations

(Gr)ancillary DwellingCrump Architects

Symmons Plains – Cumulus Studio

Sustainable Architecture

The Barry McNeill Award

Ryde Street House – Bence Mulcahy

Ryde Street House by Bence Mulcahy.

Ryde Street House by Bence Mulcahy.

Image: Adam Gibson

Commendation

The Lake House – MG Architecture Interiors

Heritage

The Roy Sharrington Smith Award

Bozen’s Cottage – Taylor and Hinds Architects

Bozen’s Cottage by Taylor and Hinds Architects.

Bozen’s Cottage by Taylor and Hinds Architects.

Image: Adam Gibson

Award

Hollow Tree House – Core Collective Architects

Enduring Architecture Award

Hobart Animal Hospital – Heffernan Nation Rees Viney Architects

Hobart Animal Hospital by Heffernan Nation Rees Viney Architects.

Hobart Animal Hospital by Heffernan Nation Rees Viney Architects.

Image: Jaro Cerny

Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture

Kingborough Community HubMarch Studio

Commendation

Symmons Plains – Cumulus Studio

Chapter Prizes

The Henry Hunter Triennial Prize

Mount Stuart GreenhouseBence Mulcahy

The SWT Blythe Student Prize

Lyell’s Lament – Dylan Rowbottom

Commendation

MONA CONA - City of New Atmospheres – Steph Papastavrou

President Prize

Keith Drew, Xsquared Architects

Emerging Architect Prize

Pippa Jensen, Cumulus Studio

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