Suburban town hall redevelopment wins top Victorian architecture award

Kerstin Thompson Architects‘ redevelopment of Town Hall Broadmeadows has been awarded the top honour in the 2020 Victorian Architecture Awards.

The project received the Victorian Architecture Medal, the John George Knight Award for Heritage Architecture and a Commendation for Public Architecture.

The revival of Victoria’s heritage buildings featured heavily in the 2020 awards, including the redevelopment of the State Library of Victoria and RMIT Capitol Theatre.

“Projects such as the State Library offer a major benefit to Melburnians and the way it has been brought back to life is a real gift to the city,” said chair of juries Ingrid Bakker.

“The project has been highly collaborative and like all good architectural outcomes, there has been a significant focus on the diverse community users and the context of the building being in the heart of Melbourne.

“This landmark is something that can be enjoyed for generations to come and is an exemplar of the enhancement of existing buildings. It demonstrates the important consideration that needs to be championed by clients, architects, consultants and contractors in understanding the projects inherent value and impact of that building will have over time.”

The Australian Institute of Architects announced the 2020 Victorian Architecture Awards in a live broadcast on 10 July.

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

The winners are:

Victorian Architecture Medal

Town Hall Broadmeadows Kerstin Thompson Architects

Public Architecture

The William Wardell Award

Penguin Parade Visitor CentreTerroir

The William Wardell Award for Public Architecture: Penguin Parade Visitor Centre by Terroir.

The William Wardell Award for Public Architecture: Penguin Parade Visitor Centre by Terroir.

Image: Peter Bennetts

Awards

State Library Victoria RedevelopmentArchitectus and Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Gandel Wing, Cabrini Malvern – Bates Smart

Parks Victoria Albert Park Office and Depot – Harrison and White with Archier

Commendations

South Melbourne Life Saving Club – Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Town Hall Broadmeadows Kerstin Thompson Architects

Public Architecture jury: Catherine Duggan, Chair (Peter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design), Stephen Staughton (Hayball) and Deb Adams (BKK Architects).

Urban Design

The Joseph Reed Award

Carlton Learning Precinct COLA Law Architects

The Joseph Reed Award for Urban Design: Carlton Learning Precinct COLA by Law Architect.

The Joseph Reed Award for Urban Design: Carlton Learning Precinct COLA by Law Architect.

Image: Dianna Snape

Awards

Ozanam House – MGS Architects

Sable Drop Terrace – Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Urban Design jury: Ian McDougall, Chair (ARM Architecture), Evie Blackman (NAAU) and Mark Jacques (Openwork).

Educational Architecture

The Henry Bastow Award

Monash University Chancellery – ARM Architecture

The Henry Bastow Award for Educational Architecture: Monash University Chancellery by ARM Architecture.

The Henry Bastow Award for Educational Architecture: Monash University Chancellery by ARM Architecture.

Image: Rhiannon Slatter

Awards

The Swift Science and Technology Centre – McBride Charles Ryan

Monash University Ian Potter Centre for Performing ArtsPeter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design

The Ian Potter Southbank Centre, University of MelbourneJohn Wardle Architects

Commendations

Richmond High School – Hayball

GPFLA Learning Centre – Branch Studio Architects

Educational Architecture jury: Rowan Opat, Chair (Opat Architects), Chris Godsell (Nettleton Tribe) and Anne Clisby (Denton Corker Marshall).

Commercial Architecture

The Sir Osborn McCutcheon Award

9 Cremorne St – Fieldwork

The Sir Osborn McCutcheon Award for Commercial Architecture: 9 Cremorne St by Fieldwork.

The Sir Osborn McCutcheon Award for Commercial Architecture: 9 Cremorne St by Fieldwork.

Image: Peter Clarke

Award

Light Box – Clare Cousins Architects

Commendations

271 Spring StreetJohn Wardle Architects

Nagambie Brewery and Distillery – Six Degrees Architects

Commercial Architecture jury: Ben Duckworth, Chair (Hassell), Julian Anderson (Bates Smart) and Kelley MacKay (Kerstin Thompson Architects).

Heritage Architecture

The John George Knight Award

Town Hall Broadmeadows Kerstin Thompson Architects

The John Knight Award for Heritage: Town Hall Broadmeadows by Kerstin Thompson Architects.

The John Knight Award for Heritage: Town Hall Broadmeadows by Kerstin Thompson Architects.

Image: John Gollings

Awards – Conservation

State Library Victoria Redevelopment Architectus and Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Trades Hall, Victoria – Lovell Chen

Commendations – Conservation

Sorrento House – Cera Stribley

RMIT Capitol TheatreSix Degrees Architects

Awards – Creative Adaptation

Regent Theatre, Melbourne – Lovell Chen

Abbotsford Convent Magdalen Laundry – Williams Boag Architects

Commendation – Creative Adaptation

Art House and Studio – Zen Architects

Heritage Architecture jury: Roger Beeston, Chair (RBA Architects), Nancy Mase (Emma Tulloch Architects) and Jude Doyle (Peter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design).

Interior Architecture

The Marion Mahony Award

The Ian Potter Southbank Centre, University of Melbourne John Wardle Architects

The Marion Mahony Award for Interior Architecture: The Ian Potter Southbank Centre by John Wardle Architects.

The Marion Mahony Award for Interior Architecture: The Ian Potter Southbank Centre by John Wardle Architects.

Image: Trevor Mein

Awards

Monash University Chancellery – ARM Architecture

Napier Street for Milieu – Freadman White

Gillies HallJackson Clements Burrows Architects

Commendations

RMIT Capitol Theatre Six Degrees Architects

Three Stories North – Splinter Society Architecture

Interior Architecture jury: Adriana Hanna, Chair (Kennedy Nolan), Edwina Brisbane (Cumulus Studio) and Brett Wittingslow (Clare Cousins Architects).

Residential Architecture — Houses (New)

The Harold Desbrowe-Annear Award

Kindred – Panov Scott Architects

The Harold Desbrowe-Annear Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New): Kindred by Panov Scott Architects.

The Harold Desbrowe-Annear Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New): Kindred by Panov Scott Architects.

Image: Brett Boardman

Awards

The Good Life House – MRTN Architects

Fitzroy North House – Rob Kennon Architects

Commendation

Two Sheds – Dreamer with Roger Nelson

Residential Architecture Houses (New) jury: Fiona Dunin, Chair (FMD Architects), Clinton Murray (Clinton Murray Architects) and Nick James (Architecture Architecture).

Residential Architecture — Houses (Alterations and Additions)

The John and Phyllis Murphy Award

Frankston Mid Century Modern – MRTN Architects

The John and Phyllis Murphy Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions): Frankston Mid Century Modern by MRTN Architects.

The John and Phyllis Murphy Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions): Frankston Mid Century Modern by MRTN Architects.

Image: Derek Swalwell

Awards

RaeRae House – Austin Maynard Architects

Three Stories North – Splinter Society Architecture

Ruckers Hill House – Studio Bright

Commendations

Garden HouseBKK Architects

Elm Tree Place – Eastop Architects

Residential Architecture — Houses (Alterations and Additions) jury: Albert Mo, Chair (Architects Eat), Hannah Jonasson (Fieldwork) and Pulina Ponnamperuma (SJB Interiors).

Residential Architecture — Multiple Housing

The Best Overend Award

Napier Street for Milieu – Freadman White

The Best Overend Award for Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing: Napier Street for Milieu by Freadman White.

The Best Overend Award for Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing: Napier Street for Milieu by Freadman White.

Image: Gavin Green

Awards

Gillies HallJackson Clements Burrows Architects

Salisbury Townhouses – NTF Architecture

Piccolo House – Wood Marsh

Commendations

Holme Apartments – John Wardle Architects

Housing Choices Australia - Dandenong – Kennedy Nolan

Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing jury: Karen Alcock, Chair (MA Architects), Matt Gibson (Matt Gibson Architecture and Design) and Aaron Roberts (Edition Office).

Small Project Architecture

The Kevin Borland Award

In AbsenceEdition Office and Yhonnie Scarce

The Kevin Borland Award for Small Project Architecture: In Absence by Edition Office and Yhonnie Scarce.

The Kevin Borland Award for Small Project Architecture: In Absence by Edition Office and Yhonnie Scarce.

Image: Benjamin Hosking

Award

Protagonist Cumulus Studio

Commendation

Mt Macedon Primary School – Workshop Architecture

Small Project Architecture jury: Suzannah Waldron, Chair (Searle x Waldron Architecture), Thom Mckenzie (Winwood Mckenzie Architecture) and Anna Dutton (Bower Architecture).

Sustainable Architecture

The Allan and Beth Coldicutt Award

Wunggurrwil Dhurrung – Gresley Abas and Gregory Burgess Architects

The Allan and Beth Coldicutt Award for Sustainable Architecture: Wunggurrwil Dhurrung by Gresley Abas and Gregory Burgess Architects.

The Allan and Beth Coldicutt Award for Sustainable Architecture: Wunggurrwil Dhurrung by Gresley Abas and Gregory Burgess Architects.

Image: Peter Bennetts

Awards

Bayswater Early Years Hub – K20 Architecture

University of Melbourne Old Quad – Lovell Chen

Commendations

Nightingale 2.0 - FairfieldSix Degrees Architects

Mernda Rail Extensions - Stations Grimshaw

Gillies Hall Jackson Clements Burrows

Sustainable Architecture jury: Jose Alfano, Chair (Alfano Studio), Ande Bunbury (Ande Bunbury Architects) and Maia Close (Studio Bright).

Enduring Architecture Award

MCG Great Southern Stand – Daryl Jackson in association with Tompkins Shaw and Evan

Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture

Monash University Chancellery – ARM Architecture

Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture jury: Sarah Zahradnik, Chair (NH Architecture), Michael Larionoff (Onoff Architecture) and Cathi Colla (Cathi Colla Architects)

Chapter Prizes

Melbourne Prize

State Library Victoria RedevelopmentArchitectus and Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Melbourne Prize jury: Reno Rizzo, Chair (Inarc Architects), Madeline Sewall (Breathe Architecture) and Minnie Cade (John Wardle Architects).

Regional Prize

Penguin Parade Visitor Centre Terroir

Regional Prize jury: Alison Nunn, Chair (Alison Nunn Architect), Rimmon Martin (E+ Architecture) and Justin Noxon (Noxon Giffen).

Bates Smart Award for Architecture in Media

Advocacy Award

Our City, Our Square – Citizens for Melbourne

Victorian Award

Beaumaris Modern: Modernist Homes in Beaumaris – Fiona Austin, Simon Reeves, Alison Alexander, Melbourne Books

National Award

International Indigenous Design Charter – Jefa Greenaway, Russell Kennedy, Meghan Kelly and Brian Martin

Bates Smart Award for Architecture in Media jury: Stuart Harrison (Harrison and White/Restoration Australia), Katelin Butler (Architecture Media) and Cian Davis (Bates Smart).

Emerging Architect Prize

Thom McKenzie, Winwood McKenzie Architecture

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