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Australians excel in 2015 WAF Awards shortlist

The shortlist for the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards has been announced. Australian projects make up 40 of the 300-plus shortlisted buildings – the largest number for any single country.

For the second year running, Australian projects have a good chance of taking out the Health and Higher Education and Research categories – with 5 of 11 Health projects and 8 of 17 Higher Education and Research projects on the shortlist being Australian.

Architects of the shortlisted projects will be invited to present to the panel of jurors in Singapore during the World Architecture Festival, 4–6 November 2015.

A winner will be selected from each of the 31 categories in the awards program and the 2015 World Building of the Year will be crowned from among the category winners.

The shortlisted Australian projects are:

Completed buildings

Lady Cilento Children's Hospital by Conrad Gargett Lyons.

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital by Conrad Gargett Lyons.

Image: Dianna Snape

Civic and Community

Stonehenge Exhibition and Visitor Centre – Denton Corker Marshall

Culture

Australian Pavilion Venice – Denton Corker Marshall

Display

Perth Zoo Orang-utan Exhibit, Jungle School – Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Health

Griffith University Health Centre – Cox Rayner Architects in association with Hames Sharley

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital – Conrad Gargett Lyons

Surgeons Rooms – FMD Architects

The University of Queensland Oral Health Centre – Cox Rayner Architects in Association with Hames Sharley

Walumba Elders Centre – Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology by Denton Corker Marshall.

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology by Denton Corker Marshall.

Image: Richard Glover

Higher Education and Research

‘Ngoolark’ Building 34 Student Services – JCY Architects & Urban Designers

Charles Perkins Centre – FJMT + Building Studio (architects in association)

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology – Denton Corker Marshall

John Phillips Library, University of Western Sydney – Allen Jack + Cottier

Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne – John Wardle Architects and NADAAA in collaboration

Nan Tien Institute and Cultural Centre – Woods Bagot

University of Queensland Oral Health Centre – Cox Rayner Architects in association with Hames Sharley

Westmead Millennium Institute – BVN

Tower House by Andrew Maynard Architects

Tower House by Andrew Maynard Architects

Image: Peter Bennetts

House

Davenport/Wilson House – Shane Thompson Architects

Premaydena House – Misho + Associates

Project Zero – BVN

Tower House – Andrew Maynard Architects

Warragul House – Architects Corner

Viking by Crown by MHN Design Union.

Viking by Crown by MHN Design Union.

Image: John Gollings

Housing

Viking by Crown – MHN Design Union

Mixed Use

Casba – Billard Leece Partnership & SJB Architects

New and Old

Inner City Warehouse – Allen Jack + Cottier

8 Chifley Square by Lippman Partnership/Rogers Stirk Harbour Partnership.

8 Chifley Square by Lippman Partnership/Rogers Stirk Harbour Partnership.

Image: Brett Boardman

Office

8 Chifley Square – Lippman Partnership/Rogers Stirk Harbour Partnership

Box Office – Cox Architecture

IRENA Headquarters (Abu Dhabi) – Woods Bagot

Production Energy and Recycling

NextDC Data Centre S1 – Greenbox Architecture

Religion

Stella Maris (Jakarta) – Denton Corker Marshall Jakarta - PT Duta Cermat Mandiri

Schools

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar Middle Girls School – McBride Charles Ryan

Shopping

The GPT Group’s Wollongong Central – HDR Rice Daubney

Adelaide Oval Redevelopment by Cox Architecture.

Adelaide Oval Redevelopment by Cox Architecture.

Image: Courtesy WAF

Sport

Adelaide Oval Redevelopment – Cox Architecture

Margaret Court Arena – NH Architecture + Populous in Joint Venture

Future Projects

Cairns Cultural Centre by Cox Rayner Architects.

Cairns Cultural Centre by Cox Rayner Architects.

Competition Entries

Cairns Cultural Centre – Cox Rayner Architects

Quay Quarter – FJMT

Culture

Cairns Cultural Centre – Cox Rayner Architects

Education

Baldivis Secondary College – JCY Architects & Urban Designers

Infrastructure

Digital Reality Data Centre Osaka – Greenbox Architecture

University of Queensland Student Accommodation by Nettletontribe.

University of Queensland Student Accommodation by Nettletontribe.

Masterplanning

Griffith University Gold Coast Campus Masterplan – Cox Rayner Architects

Residential

Mixed Development Alexandria – BKA Architecture

University of Queensland Student Accommodation – Nettletontribe

Prize for Colour in Exterior Architecture

Box Office – Cox Architecture

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital – Conrad Gargett Lyons

Viking by Crown – MHN Design Union

Small Project Prize

Surgeons Rooms – FMD Architects

Box Office – Cox Architecture

Dreamcatcher – Fiona Winzar Architects

See the full shortlist here.

The 2015 World Festival of Architecture runs concurrently with the 2015 INSIDE World Festival of Interiors. See the Australian projects shortlisted in the INSIDE Awards.

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