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Australian projects recognized at Chicago Athenaeum’s International Architecture Awards

The winners have been announced for the 2019 International Architecture Awards, organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

A host of Australian projects have been named winners in the 14th edition of the International Architecture Awards.

Organized by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design together with the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the annual, global awards are regarded as some of the worlds most significant accolades.

The fifteen successful Australian projects were among more than 120 winners drawn from 41 countries. Australia’s showing at the awards was equalled only by the United States, where there were also fifteen winners.

Green Square Library and Plaza by Studio Hollenstein with Stewart Architecture, award winner in the Libraries category.

Green Square Library and Plaza by Studio Hollenstein with Stewart Architecture, award winner in the Libraries category.

Image: Tom Roe

Among the most successful firms were Chrofi, awarded for Maitland Riverlink and Lune De Sang Pavilion; FJMT, awarded for Bunjil Place and Grand Central Shopping Centre, Toowoomba (with Buchan); and Tzannes, awarded for Day Street Apartments and Dangrove.

Landscape architecture firm Aspect Studios was involved with three winning projects, while Terroir won two awards.

“These 120 plus buildings are what the best, new architecture looks like today,” said Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, museum president at the Chicago Athenaeum.

The projects were selected by a jury based at the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University in Vilnius, Lithuania – they will be officially celebrated at The City and the World exhibition in Athens, Greece with a reception and gala dinner in front of the Acropolis scheduled for 13 September.

The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden by Aspect Studios (NSW), award winner in the Urban Planning/Landscape Architecture category.

The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden by Aspect Studios (NSW), award winner in the Urban Planning/Landscape Architecture category.

Image: Brett Boardman

The winning Australian projects are listed below. To see the full list of winners, head here.

Civic and Community Centres

Maitland Riverlink – Chrofi

Commercial Buildings

Synergy, CSIRO – BVN

Community and Public Centres

Bunjil Place – FJMT

Libraries

Green Square Library and Plaza – Studio Hollenstein with Stewart Architecture

Multi-Family Housing

Day Street Apartments – Tzannes

Lune De Sang Pavilion – Chrofi

Museums and Cultural Buildings

The Sir John Monash Centre – Cox Architecture with Williams, Abrahams and Lampras

Dangrove – Tzannes

Parks and Gardens

Penguin Parade Visitor Centre – Terroir

Restoration/Renovation

100 Harris Street Pyrmont – SJB

Retail/Showrooms

Grand Central Shopping Centre – FJMT and Buchan

Urban Planning/Landscape Architecture

Civic Link, Parramatta – SJB and Aspect Studios

The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden – Aspect Studios

Koondrook Wharf – Terroir

Barangaroo Reserve – Aspect Studios and Oculus

Darling Harbour Transformation – Hassell

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