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The final instalment of the RAIA state awards, leading to the nationals in Canberra on 17th November.

In this issue we feature the RAIA awards made in South Australia, the ACT, Queensland and the Northern Territory. The South Australian award program saw an overall emphasis on the recycling of well known Adelaide buildings. With this in mind David Harkin, President of the SA Chapter, commented that the entries showed that architects are not only aware of innovative design within new buildings, but are also able to be creative in their use of existing structures. Residential and renovation projects also featured strongly, reflecting South Australia’s bouyant housing market. The winner in the new building category was the Port Adelaide Football Club Player and Administration Centre by TECTVS Design, a building "clearly built around a football club and its culture".
The architects also won the Archicentre-Renovation award for their ‘tree house" addition to a small cottage, poetically described by the client as "a living space nestled between my memories and my dreams".
The judges of the ACT awards had a particularly difficult time as the program has no building type categories. Nonetheless, the judges were unanimous in the level of award to be made for each building. Two projects received the premier award - the Canberra Medallion - this year. The judges believe that the quality of the CSIRO "Discovery" by Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn is evident in all aspects of the building. It is, they say, "a building with genius loci, a place with a special quality where science and the public are brought together". Dawson Brown Architecture also received a medallion for their additions to Sastrugi Lodge, Thredbo. The jury felt the project "respected and magnified" Otto Ernegg’s 1959 heritage-listed building.
Work on another existing building - Bligh Voller Nield’s National Library of Australia Executive Offices - received one of the two Awards. The other Award was for the Ducrou Pavilion, Australian National Botanical Gardens by Malcolm Munro & Associates. The architects also won the Small Practice Award for the "integration of architecture and landscape design evident in the practice’s work". The BHP Steel Award went to a project intriguingly described as "a caravan that has mated with an armadillo… It displays a fondness for 1950s caravans, and makes the architecture of impermanence a virtue." This "delightful anti-architecture" is the Mechanical Plant Enclosure, Ursula College, ANU by Denis Formiatti.
Queensland saw a number of awards go to development projects of various kinds. Denton Corker Marshall received the Civic Design Award for the South Bank Master Plan, while the Beatrice Hutton Award for commercial architecture went to the Harbour Town Shopping Centre by The Buchan Group. The Award of Merit in this category went to Russell Hall Architects’ Commercial, Retail and Medical Centre. This is an unusual project in that Russell Hall fabricated the folded, welded steel facade himself. Rex Addison’s house for his family, "a masterly accumulation of years of reflective thought, experiment and gained knowledge", won the Courier Mail People’s Choice Award. The house was also joint winner of the Robin Dods Award for housing with the St Lucia House by Peter Skinner and Elizabeth Watson-Brown Architects. The Museum of Tropical Queensland by Cox Rayner Associates with Barrett & Associates, "a landmark institutional building", received both the BHP Award and the FDG Stanley Award for public buildings.
The jurors in the Northern Territory travelled far and wide to visit the 18 entries in their award program. The Lolly Houses by Tangentyere Design won both the Tracy Memorial Award and the President’s Award. The jury commented, "This project deserves recognition not only as a mirror for us reflecting the spectrum of changing roles of non-Aboriginal intervention through paternalism to self-determination, but as an example of how our profession can contribute positively to the reconciliation process."



South Australian Winners
Top leftInterior, Award of Merit City of Adelaide Customer Centre by Woodhead International. Top rightResidential, Award of Merit Richards House by Max Pritchard. CentreResidential, Award of Merit Turner House by Max Pritchard. BottomNew Buildings, Award of Merit Port Adelaide Football Club Player and Administration Centre by TECTVS Design.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Conservation: Commendation - Martindale Hall Conservation of Facades by DAIS Building Management Heritage Unit. Recycling: Commendations (3) - Studio and Gallery for Flightpath Architects by Flightpath Architects; Memorial Drive Tennis Stadium Southern Stand Upgrade by Hassell; Hendon Warehouse by Cheesman Architects. Interior: Award of Merit - City of Adelaide Customer Centre by Woodhead International. Commendations (3) - Playford Centre by Hardy Milazzo; Seacliff Hotel, The Bucket and Spade Bar by Kenneth Milne Architects; Arthur Anderson Office Fitout by Woods Bagot. Art & Architecture: Commendation - Gateway to Adelaide Project - Walls and Water Feature by Robert G. Williams and Mark Burcher Architects. Residential: Awards of Merit (3) - Turner House by Max Pritchard; Richards House by Max Pritchard; Stone Residence by Con Bastiras. Archicentre-Renovation: Award of Merit - Dawson Home by TECTVS Design. Commendations (2) - Steel/Mason Alterations by Phillips/Pilkington Architects; Blackburn Street by Studio 9 Architects. New Buildings: Award of Merit - Port Adelaide Football Club Player and Administration Centre by TECTVS Design. Commendations (3) - Hindmarsh Soccer Stadium by Woods Bagot; Gawler High School Technology Centre by Department for Administrative and Information Services; St Peters Lutheran Church and Primary School by Phillips/Pilkington Architects. Civic: Commendation - Christies Beach Toilets by Habitable Places Architects. BHP Colorbond Steel Award: Award of Merit - inbarendi - Cornerstone College by Brown Falconer Group. Commendation - Turner House by Max Pritchard. RAIA Energy/Ecologically Sustainable Development: Award of Merit - Prairie Hotel, Parachilna by Energy Architecture - John Maitland. Commendation - Smith/Miller House by Energy Architecture - John Maitland. RAIA President’s Medal: Award of Merit - Robert Dickson LFRAIA


Australian Capital Territory Winners
Above top to bottom Canberra Medallion CSIRO "Discovery" by Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn; Award National Library of Australia Executive Offices by Bligh Voller Nield; Commendation Korda Watson Residence by Freeman Leeson Architects & Planners. Centre Canberra Medallion Sastrugi Lodge, Thredbo by Dawson Brown Architecture. Right top to bottom Award Ducrou Pavilion, Australian National Botanical Gardens by Malcolm Munro & Associates; Commendation Two Houses at Guerilla Bay by Leith Bartlett Canberra; Commendation Graduate Management Programs Facility, ANU by Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn; Art and Architecture Award Garema Place Canopy Structure by Pedro Geleris, Ann Cleary, Keiko Amenomori Schmeisser and Christine Eccles; BHP Colorbond Steel Award Mechanical Plant Enclosure, Ursula College, ANU by Dennis Formiatti.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Canberra Medallions (2) - CSIRO "Discovery" by Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn; Sastrugi Lodge, Thredbo, by Dawson Brown Architecture. Awards (2) - Ducrou Pavilion, Australian National Botanical Gardens by Malcolm Munro & Associates; National Library of Australia Executive Offices by Bligh Voller Nield. Commendations (4) - Two Houses at Guerilla Bay by Leith Bartlett Canberra; Korda Watson Residence by Freeman Leeson Architects & Planners; Graduate Management Programs Facility, ANU by Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn; Harris Hobbs House by Pedro Geleris. BHP Colorbond Steel Award - Mechanical Plant Enclosure, Ursula College, ANU by Denis Formiatti. Small Practice Award - Malcolm Munro & Associates. Art and Architecture Award - Garema Place Canopy Structure by architects Pedro Geleris & Ann Cleary in association and artists Keiko Amenomori Schmeisser and Christine Eccles





QUEENSLAND
Commercial:Beatrice Hutton Award - Harbour Town Shopping Centre by the Buchan Group. Award of Merit - Commercial, Retail and Medical Centre by Russell Hall Architects. Highly Commended (2) - The Peninsula by Total Project Group; North Lakes Sales Display & Project Office by Cox Rayner Architects. Recycling: Award - Residential Tenancies Authority - New Headquarters by Archibett. Highly Commended - Outlook House by Elizabeth Watson-Brown Architects. Civic Design: Award - South Bank Master Plan by Denton Corker Marshall. Award of Merit - Brisbane Queen St. Mall by Brisbane City Council Queen St Mall Design Team & Bligh Voller Nield. Energy: Harry Marks Award - Highly Commended (2) - Cairns Convention Centre by Cox Rayner Architects; Multi-purpose Anglican Church (St Andrews) by Innovarchi. Conservation: Award - St Stephen’s Chapel by Robin Gibson & Partners. Highly Commended - Relocation & Conservation of the Old Caloundra Lighthouse by Roger Todd Architects. Houses: Robin Dods Award (Joint) - Addison House and Studio by Addison Associates; St Lucia House by Peter Skinner and Elizabeth Watson-Brown Architects. Highly Commended (3) - Villa Gotha by Codd Stenders; Poole House by Troppo Architects; Hasler Residence by McElroy Morrison Pierce Architects. Housing: Multiple Housing Award - Highly Commended (3) - Toolar St. Housing by Richard Kirk Architect; Community Housing Project by Arc +"2"> Architects; Villiers Street Public Housing by Robert Riddell Architects. Public Buildings: FDG Stanley Award - Museum of Tropical Queensland by Cox Rayner Architects with Barrett & Associates. Highly Commended (2) - Global Arts Link by Arkhefield & Buchanan Architects; Chinchilla Cultural Centre by Fulton Trotter Moss. BHP Award - Museum of Tropical Queensland by Cox Rayner Architects with Barrett & Associates. President’s Awards (3) - Townsville City Council; Public Art Agency; Sunshine Coast University. Courier Mail People’s Choice Award - Addison House and Studio by Addison Associates

Queensland Winners
Above top to bottom Recycling Award Residential Tenancies Authority– New Headquarters by Archibett;Civic Design AwardSouth Bank Master Plan by Denton Corker Marshall;Robin Dods AwardSt Lucia House by Peter Skinner and Elizabeth Watson-Brown Architects;Public Buildings, FDG Stanley Award; BHP AwardMuseum of Tropical Queensland by Cox Rayner Architects with Barrett & Associates.


NORTHERN TERRITORY
Tracy Memorial Award - The Lolly Houses by Tangentyere Design. President’s Award - The Lolly Houses by Tangentyere Design. Residential: Burnett Award - Pintu Merah by Hully Liveris. Commendation - Sanderson House by The Architects Studio. Commercial: Award - Inland Nursery by Brendan J. Meney Architect in association with Woodhead Firth Lee. Commendation - CSIRO Division of Wildlife & Ecology, Centre for Arid Zone Research by Woods Bagot. Public Buildings: Awards (2) - Belyuen School by Build Up Design Architects; Childcare Centre RDH by The Architects Studio. Commendation - APIN Package 86, First Combat Engineer Regiment by Spowers Architects. Urban Design: Commendation - Fence by Sue Dugdale. Environment: Award - Childcare Centre RDH by The Architects Studio. Interior Architecture: Award - Connected Solutions Group by Spowers. Commendations (2) - NT Credit Union: Branch & Office Fitouts by Troppo Architects; Family Court, Alice Springs by Tangentyere Design. Conservation: J G Knight Award - Springvale Homestead by The Architects Studio. People’s Choice Award - Sanderson House by The Architects Studio. BHP Colorbond Steel Award - Inland Nursery by Brendan J. Meney Architect in association with Woodhead Firth Lee

Northern Territory Winners
Left top to bottom Tracy Memorial Award; President’s Award The Lolly Houses by Tangentyere Design; Residential, Burnett Award Pintu Merah by Hully Liveris; Residential, Burnett Award Pintu Merah by Hully Liveris. CentreCommercial, Award; BHP Colorbond Steel Award Inland Nursery by Brendan J. Meney Architect in association with Woodhead Firth Lee. Right top to bottom Public Buildings, Award; Environment, Award Childcare Centre RDH by The Architects Studio.

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