Winners revealed: 2016 Australian National Architecture Awards

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (VIC) by ARM Architecture.

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (VIC) by ARM Architecture. Image: John Gollings

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St Andrews House (NSW) by Candalepas Associates.

St Andrews House (NSW) by Candalepas Associates. Image: Brett Boardman

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The Condensery (QLD) - Somerset Regional Art Gallery by PHAB Architects.

The Condensery (QLD) - Somerset Regional Art Gallery by PHAB Architects. Image: Manson Images

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City of Perth Library and Public Plaza (WA) by Kerry Hill Architects.

City of Perth Library and Public Plaza (WA) by Kerry Hill Architects. Image: Nicholas Putrasia

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Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club (NSW) by Neeson Murcutt Architects.

Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club (NSW) by Neeson Murcutt Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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Bowen Place Crossing (ACT) by Lahznimmo Architects.

Bowen Place Crossing (ACT) by Lahznimmo Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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Lennox Bridge Portals (NSW) by Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects.

Lennox Bridge Portals (NSW) by Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects. Image: Alex Rink

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University of Queensland Oral Health Centre (QLD) by Cox Rayner Architects with Hames Sharley and Conrad Gargett Riddel.

University of Queensland Oral Health Centre (QLD) by Cox Rayner Architects with Hames Sharley and Conrad Gargett Riddel. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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The Mandeville Centre, Loreto Toorak (VIC) by Architectus.

The Mandeville Centre, Loreto Toorak (VIC) by Architectus. Image: Ian Davidson

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Geelong Grammar School, School of Performing Arts and Creative Education (VIC) by Peter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design.

Geelong Grammar School, School of Performing Arts and Creative Education (VIC) by Peter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design. Image: John Gollings

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UNSW Materials Science and Engineering Building (NSW) by Grimshaw.

UNSW Materials Science and Engineering Building (NSW) by Grimshaw. Image: John Gollings

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AHL Headquarters – 478 George Street (NSW) by Candalepas Associates.

AHL Headquarters – 478 George Street (NSW) by Candalepas Associates. Image: Brett Boardman

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5 Martin Place (NSW) by JPW and TKD architects in collaboration.

5 Martin Place (NSW) by JPW and TKD architects in collaboration. Image: Brett Boardman

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Alex Hotel (WA) by Spaceagency Architects.

Alex Hotel (WA) by Spaceagency Architects. Image: Anson Smart

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Cape York Partnership Offices (QLD) by Kevin O'Brien Architects.

Cape York Partnership Offices (QLD) by Kevin O’Brien Architects. Image: Toby Scott

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Devil’s Corner (TAS) by Cumulus Studio.

Devil’s Corner (TAS) by Cumulus Studio. Image: Tanja Milbourne

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Ormuz Specialist Eye Clinic (QLD) by Loucas Zahos Architects.

Ormuz Specialist Eye Clinic (QLD) by Loucas Zahos Architects. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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The State Buildings (WA) by Architect: Kerry Hill Architects, Heritage Architect: Palassis Architects.

The State Buildings (WA) by Architect: Kerry Hill Architects, Heritage Architect: Palassis Architects. Image: Angus Martin

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5 Martin Place (NSW) by JPW and TKD architects in collaboration.

5 Martin Place (NSW) by JPW and TKD architects in collaboration. Image: Brett Boardman

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Bayside Fire Station (QLD) by Owen Architecture.

Bayside Fire Station (QLD) by Owen Architecture. Image: Toby Scott

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Canberra Airport Hotel (ACT) by Bates Smart.

Canberra Airport Hotel (ACT) by Bates Smart. Image: Rodrigo Vargas

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University of Queensland Oral Health Centre (QLD) by Cox Rayner Architects with Hames Sharley and Conrad Gargett Riddel.

University of Queensland Oral Health Centre (QLD) by Cox Rayner Architects with Hames Sharley and Conrad Gargett Riddel. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (VIC) by ARM Architecture.

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (VIC) by ARM Architecture. Image: John Gollings

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Indigo Slam (NSW) by Smart Design Studio.

Indigo Slam (NSW) by Smart Design Studio. Image: Sharrin Rees

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Deepdene House (VIC) by Kennedy Nolan.

Deepdene House (VIC) by Kennedy Nolan. Image: Kennedy Nolan

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Point Lonsdale House (VIC) by NMBW Architecture Studio.

Point Lonsdale House (VIC) by NMBW Architecture Studio. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Rosalie House (QLD) by Owen Architecture.

Rosalie House (QLD) by Owen Architecture. Image: Toby Scott

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House in Hamilton (QLD) by Phorm Architecture and Design with Tato Architects.

House in Hamilton (QLD) by Phorm Architecture and Design with Tato Architects. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Jenny’s House (TAS) by Rosevear Stephenson.

Jenny’s House (TAS) by Rosevear Stephenson. Image: Ray Joyce

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Darlinghurst Rooftop (NSW) by CO-AP (Architects).

Darlinghurst Rooftop (NSW) by CO-AP (Architects). Image: Ross Honeysett

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Mills, The Toy Management House (VIC) by Austin Maynard Architects.

Mills, The Toy Management House (VIC) by Austin Maynard Architects. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Knutsford / Stage 1 (WA) by Spaceagency Architects.

Knutsford / Stage 1 (WA) by Spaceagency Architects. Image: Robert Frith

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10 Wylde Street (NSW) by SJB.

10 Wylde Street (NSW) by SJB. Image: Brett Boardman

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Monash University Logan Hall (VIC) by McBride Charles Ryan.

Monash University Logan Hall (VIC) by McBride Charles Ryan. Image: John Gollings

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Maidstone Tennis Pavilion (VIC) by Searle x Waldron Architecture.

Maidstone Tennis Pavilion (VIC) by Searle x Waldron Architecture. Image: Nick Searle

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Bath House (QLD) by Stephen de Jersey Architect.

Bath House (QLD) by Stephen de Jersey Architect. Image: Scott Burrows

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Tonsley Main Assembly Building and Pods (SA) by Woods Bagot and Tridente Architects.

Tonsley Main Assembly Building and Pods (SA) by Woods Bagot and Tridente Architects. Image: Sam Noonan

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Northern Beaches Christian School (NSW) by WMK Architecture.

Northern Beaches Christian School (NSW) by WMK Architecture. Image: Brett Boardman

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University of Queensland Oral Health Centre (QLD) by Cox Rayner Architects with Hames Sharley and Conrad Gargett Riddel.

University of Queensland Oral Health Centre (QLD) by Cox Rayner Architects with Hames Sharley and Conrad Gargett Riddel. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Project Zero (QLD) by BVN.

Project Zero (QLD) by BVN. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Perth Concert Hall (WA) by Howlett and Bailey Architects.

Perth Concert Hall (WA) by Howlett and Bailey Architects. Image: Courtesy City of Perth

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Australian Pavilion, Venice (Italy) by Denton Corker Marshall.

Australian Pavilion, Venice (Italy) by Denton Corker Marshall. Image: John Gollings

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National Gallery Singapore (Singapore) by StudioMilou Singapore with CPG Consultants.

National Gallery Singapore (Singapore) by StudioMilou Singapore with CPG Consultants. Image: Fernando Javier Urquijo

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South Australia Drill Core Reference Library (SA) by Thomson Rossi.

South Australia Drill Core Reference Library (SA) by Thomson Rossi. Image: David Sievers

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Deepwater (NSW) by Tobias Partners.

Deepwater (NSW) by Tobias Partners. Image: Justin Alexander

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The Australian Institute of Architects has honoured 40 projects at the 2016 National Architecture Awards.

In total the jury presented 32 awards and 12 commendations across 14 categories that demonstrated the best of architectural practice, with a number of projects receiving multiple recognitions.

The winning projects were selected from a pool of more than 890 entries with 79 shortlisted.

The jury, this year chaired by immediate past president of the Institute Jon Clements, said the judged were delighted to discover numerous projects that delivered admirable outcomes with limited means.

“Throughout the judging it was evident that architects had clear commitments to their clients’ aspirations but also to environmental and social sustainability: creating solutions that explored invention in favour of fashion,” Clements said. 

Read the full jury report here.

In addition, the People’s Choice Award saw the public vote for their favourite Australian house. More than 700 votes cast and Deepwater by Tobias Partners emerged the victor.

On the 2016 jury were: Jon Clements (chair, immediate past president of the Australian Institute of Architects and Director of Jackson Clements Burrows), Rodney Eggleston (founding director of March Studio), Abbie Galvin (principal of BVN), Stuart Vokes (director of Vokes and Peters) and Fenella Kernebone (head of curation for TedxSydney).

The winners of the 2016 National Architecture Awards are: 

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (VIC) by ARM Architecture. Image:  John Gollings

Public Architecture

Sir Zelman Cowen Award

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (VIC) – ARM Architecture

National Awards

St Andrews House (NSW) – Candalepas Associates

The Condensery (QLD) - Somerset Regional Art Gallery – PHAB Architects

National Commendations

City of Perth Library and Public Plaza (WA) – Kerry Hill Architects

Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club (NSW) – Neeson Murcutt Architects

Bowen Place Crossing (ACT) by Lahznimmo Architects. Image:  Brett Boardman

Urban Design

Walter Burley Griffin Award

Bowen Place Crossing (ACT) – Lahznimmo Architects

National Award

Lennox Bridge Portals (NSW) – Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects

University of Queensland Oral Health Centre (QLD) by Cox Rayner Architects with Hames Sharley and Conrad Gargett Riddel. Image:  Christopher Frederick Jones

Educational Architecture

Daryl Jackson Award

University of Queensland Oral Health Centre (QLD) – Cox Rayner Architects with Hames Sharley and Conrad Gargett Riddel

National Award

The Mandeville Centre, Loreto Toorak (VIC) – Architectus

National Commendations

Geelong Grammar School, School of Performing Arts and Creative Education (VIC) – Peter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design

UNSW Materials Science and Engineering Building (NSW) – Grimshaw

AHL Headquarters – 478 George Street (NSW) by Candalepas Associates. Image:  Brett Boardman

Commercial Architecture

Harry Seidler Award

AHL Headquarters – 478 George Street (NSW) – Candalepas Associates

National Award

5 Martin Place (NSW) – JPW and TKD architects in collaboration

National Commendations

Alex Hotel (WA) – Spaceagency Architects

Cape York Partnership Offices (QLD) – Kevin O’Brien Architects

Devil’s Corner (TAS) – Cumulus Studio

Ormuz Specialist Eye Clinic (QLD) – Loucas Zahos Architects

The State Buildings (WA) by Architect: Kerry Hill Architects, Heritage Architect: Palassis Architects. Image:  Angus Martin

Heritage

Lachlan Macquarie Award

The State Buildings (WA) – Architect: Kerry Hill Architects, Heritage Architect: Palassis Architects 

National Award

5 Martin Place (NSW) – JPW and TKD architects in collaboration

Bayside Fire Station (QLD) – Owen Architecture 

Canberra Airport Hotel (ACT) by Bates Smart. Image:  Rodrigo Vargas

Interior Architecture

Emil Sodersten Award

Canberra Airport Hotel (ACT) – Bates Smart

National Award

University of Queensland Oral Health Centre (QLD) – Cox Rayner Architects with Hames Sharley and Conrad Gargett Riddel

National Commendation

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (VIC) – ARM Architecture 

Indigo Slam (NSW) by Smart Design Studio. Image:  Sharrin Rees

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

Robin Boyd Award

Indigo Slam (NSW)–Smart Design Studio

National Awards

Deepdene House (VIC) – Kennedy Nolan

Point Lonsdale House (VIC) – NMBW Architecture Studio

Rosalie House (QLD) –Owen Architecture

National Commendation

House in Hamilton (QLD) – Phorm Architecture and Design with Tato Architects

Jenny’s House (TAS) by Rosevear Stephenson. Image:  Ray Joyce

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)

Eleanor Cullis-Hill Award

Jenny’s House (TAS) – Rosevear Stephenson

National Awards

Darlinghurst Rooftop (NSW) – CO-AP (Architects)

Mills, The Toy Management House (VIC) – Austin Maynard Architects

Knutsford / Stage 1 (WA) by Spaceagency Architects. Image:  Robert Frith

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

Frederick Romberg Award

Knutsford / Stage 1 (WA) – Spaceagency Architects

National Awards

10 Wylde Street (NSW) – SJB

Monash University Logan Hall (VIC) – McBride Charles Ryan

Maidstone Tennis Pavilion (VIC) by Searle x Waldron Architecture. Image:  Nick Searle

Small Project Architecture

Nicholas Murcutt Award

Maidstone Tennis Pavilion (VIC) – Searle x Waldron Architecture

National Award

Bath House (QLD) – Stephen de Jersey Architect

Tonsley Main Assembly Building and Pods (SA) by Woods Bagot and Tridente Architects. Image:  Sam Noonan

Sustainable Architecture

David Oppenheim Award

Tonsley Main Assembly Building and Pods (SA) – Woods Bagot and Tridente Architects

National Awards

Northern Beaches Christian School (NSW) – WMK Architecture

University of Queensland Oral Health Centre (QLD) – Cox Rayner Architects with Hames Sharley and Conrad Gargett Riddel

National Commendation

Project Zero (QLD) – BVN

Perth Concert Hall (WA) by Howlett and Bailey Architects. Image:  Courtesy City of Perth

Enduring Architecture

National Award

Perth Concert Hall (WA) – Howlett and Bailey Architects

Australian Pavilion, Venice (Italy) by Denton Corker Marshall. Image:  John Gollings

International Architecture

Jørn Utzon Award

Australian Pavilion, Venice (Italy) – Denton Corker Marshall

Australian Award

National Gallery Singapore (Singapore) – StudioMilou Singapore with CPG Consultants

Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture

South Australia Drill Core Reference Library (SA) – Thomson Rossi 

People’s Choice Award

Deepwater (NSW) – Tobias Partners


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