Community and environment prevail in Queensland Architecture Awards

Thirty-five of the state’s most inspiring and leading architectural projects were honoured at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2013 Queensland Architecture Awards tonight at the award-winning Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Translational Research Institute by Wilson Architects and Donovan Hill (Architects in Association). Image by Christopher Frederick Jones

Translational Research Institute by Wilson Architects and Donovan Hill (Architects in Association). Image by Christopher Frederick Jones

 

The Translational Research Institute in Brisbane by Wilson Architects and Donovan Hill (Architects in Association) received the top honour on the night, the F.D.G Stanley Award for Public Architecture, along with the G.H.M. Addison Award for Interior Architecture.

The laboratory and research facility features a series of interconnected spaces around a central communal garden to deliver respite to the research community from the intensity of the work inside.

‘A great sense of generosity and enjoyability is ingrained into every aspect of this laboratory building. It offers lavishly-crafted spaces across a range of scales that redefine not only the cramped campus in which it is located, but also the laboratory building typology itself.

‘Unique and intelligent lighting design, timber detailing and a complete approach to entire space have resulted in a set of interior experiences that will provide the users with multiple opportunities for workplace and social collaborations,’ the jury reflected.

The Robin Dods Award for Residential Architecture – Houses was awarded to James Russell Architect for Bisley Place House. A home that celebrates place, environment and community, Bisley Place House also represents a new style of living that allows the home to be opened up to the street front encouraging engagement between inhabitants and their neighbours beyond.

Bisley Place House by James Russell Architect. Image by Toby Scott

Bisley Place House by James Russell Architect. Image by Toby Scott

‘A reconsideration of the notion of public interface in an established brick veneer residential suburb has led the development of an exciting typology. The exploration of blurred interfaces between exterior and interior informed the delightful ‘u’ shaped plan with open rooms allowing a connection of yards from front, via central court, to rear.’

The ‘exemplary new landmark tower’, One One One Eagle Street by Cox Rayner Architects topped the commercial architecture category, winning the Beatrice Hutton Award for Commercial Architecture.

Responding to a challenging program and site, Constance Street Affordable Housing also by Cox Rayner Architects was rewarded with the Job & Froud Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing and the Harry Marks Award for Sustainable Architecture.

‘The apartments are well planned and provide a high level of amenity while the communal spaces respond to the user requirements and create a variety of unpretentious, comfortable spaces,’ said the jury.

The Hayes & Scott Award for Small Project Architecture was awarded to Far North Queensland architects, Charles Wright Architects for a ‘deceptively simple alteration and addition’, Re-Newell.

‘The client’s brief has been cleverly interpreted by the architect and his team to create an almost perfect beachside retreat with a variety of space types. Using robust, ordinary materials, they have exceeded any reasonable expectations required of this type of architecture.’

Finding Country Exhibition, 13th Venice Architecture Biennale 2012, a ‘provocative and thought provoking endeavour’ by Kevin O’Brien Architects in association with the Finding Country Collective and Venti di Cultura received the Karl Langer Award for Urban Design.

‘This phenomenally attested, beautifully presented theoretical urban experiment brings a simple, humanist and indigenous inclusion to the idea of urban form.’

Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law by Architectus in association with Guymer Bailey Architects was presented the Art & Architecture Prize and Cooroy Library by Brewster Hjorth Architects received the COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture.

Heritage Architecture’s top award, the Don Roderick Award for Heritage Architecture went to the Cairns Foreshore Redevelopment by CA Architects & Cox Rayner Architects in association with O’Neill Architecture.

The Enduring Architecture Award for a building of outstanding merit over 25 years of age has been awarded to Oribin House + Studio by EH Oribin Architect.

 

Full list of winning projects:

 

Art & Architecture Prize

Winner – Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law by Architectus in association with Guymer Bailey Architects

Commendation – BCEC on Grey Street by Cox Rayner Architects

Commendation – Caneland Central Shopping Centre by Lend Lease Design

 

COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture

Winner – Cooroy Library by Brewster Hjorth Architects

 

Commercial Architecture

Beatrice Hutton Award for Commercial Architecture – One One One Eagle Street by Cox Rayner Architects

Award – Circa CT1 by Arkhefield

Award – Wesley House by Fulton Trotter Architects in association with Architectus

Commendation – Retail Store and Offices Lockhart River by Kevin O’Brien Architects in association with Project Services

 

Enduring Architecture Award

Winner – Oribin House + Studio by E.H. Oribin Architect

 

Heritage Architecture

Don Roderick Award for Heritage – Cairns Foreshore Redevelopment by CA Architects & Cox Rayner Architects in association with O’Neill Architecture

 

Interior Architecture

G.H.M. Addison Award for Interior Architecture – Translational Research Institute by Wilson Architects and Donovan Hill (Architects in Association)

Award – Energex Newstead Riverpark Workplace by BVN Donovan Hill in association with Cox Rayner

Award – One One One Eagle Street by Cox Rayner Architects

Commendation – Gadens Lawyers by HASSELL

Commendation – Caneland Central Shopping Centre by Lend Lease Design

 

Public Architecture

F.D.G. Stanley Award for Public Architecture – Translational Research Institute by Wilson Architects and Donovan Hill (Architects in Association)

Award – Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law by Architectus in association with Guymer Bailey Architects

Award – Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum by Cox Rayner Architects

Commendation – TYTO Cultural Precinct by lahznimmo architects + architects north

Commendation – Somerset Civic Centre by ThomsonAdsett

Commendation – Health Clinic CQU by Reddog Architects Pty Ltd

 

Residential Architecture – Houses

Robin Dods Award for Residential Architecture – Houses – Bisley Place House by James Russell Architect

Award – Glass House by Charles Wright Architects

Award – Taringa House by Loucas Zahos Architects

Commendation – Yaroomba House by Majstorovic Architecture

Commendation – Chelmer House by Bligh Graham Architects

Commendation – One Wybelenna by Shaun Lockyer Architects

 

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

Job & Froud Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing – Constance Street Affordable Housing by Cox Rayner Architects

Award – Binna Burra Sky Lodges by dm2architecture pty ltd

Commendation – Charles Street Residences by Studio Mango

Commendation – The Village at Coorparoo by S3

 

Small Project Architecture

Hayes & Scott Award for Small Project Architecture – Re-Newell by Charles Wright Architects

Award – Keperra House by A-CH (Atelier Chen Hung)

Award – West End Ferry Terminal by Cox Rayner Architects

Commendation – New Farm Studio by Bligh Graham Architects

 

Sustainable Architecture

Harry Marks Award for Sustainable Architecture – Constance Street Affordable Housing by Cox Rayner Architects

Commendation – Cooroy Library by Brewster Hjorth Architects

Commendation – Translational Research Institute by Wilson Architects and Donovan Hill (Architects in Association)

 

Urban Design

Karl Langer Award for Urban Design – Finding Country Exhibition 13th Venice Architecture Biennale 2012 by Kevin O’Brien Architects in association with the Finding Country Collective and Venti di Cultura

Award – Soul by DBI Design

Award – Flinders Street Revitalisation by Cox Rayner Architects

Commendation – SW1 South Bank by Cox Rayner Architects in association with several architects on individual buildings including bureau^proberts, Allen Jack & Cottier, JMA Architects and Haysom Architects

 

Projects that received a Named Award or an Architecture Award now progress to the 2013 National Architecture Awards to be announced in Sydney on 7 November.

 

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