National events, speakers, conferences & exhibitions
Events on this page include the National Conference, Venice Biennale, and other conferences, exhibitions and forums.
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This conference will bring tropical architects from both Indonesia and Northern Australia together to discuss our unique ways of building, different approaches to using the land and how architects can lead the shaping of healthier, more urbane, sustainable tropical cities. It will bring neighbours together culturally, through tropical architecture, and is guaranteed to be a unique and highly enjoyable conference.
The AusIndoArch: Tropfix conference is to be held on 7 and 8 November 2014 in Darwin.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://wp.architecture.com.au/ausindoarch
National Architecture Awards
Recognising outstanding achievements and excellence in architecture, the National Architecture Awards is a spectacular occasion of celebration and networking. It is the night-of-nights of Australian architecture, celebrating the best and boldest designs of the year in Australia's most celebrated work of architecture!
The 2014 National Architecture Awards will be held on 6 November 2014 in Darwin, NT. For more information click here
The 2013 National Architecture Awards were held at the Sydney Opera House in collaboration with the 40th anniversary of the Opera House. To view the winners of the 2013 National Awards view the media release.
2014 Gold Medal Tour
Phil Harris and Adrian Welke, co-founders of Troppo, have been awarded the 2014 Gold Medal at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards!
Driven by a desire to produce socially responsible architecture, the pair founded Troppo in Darwin in 1980, and have since grown the practice to include offices in Perth, Adelaide, Townsville and Byron Bay cultivating a portfolio of over 2500 projects ranging from tiny remote buildings to full-scale city design. Their ethos epitomises the importance of building for place and people: producing work that is sympathetic to the land, using locally relevant materials to create settings that work for the informal Australian lifestyle.
'Troppo's work pioneers a unique and special Australian approach to architecture: irreverent but sophisticated, inventive with a tinge of larrikin spirit. In 34 years of practice they have evolved an architecture that deals with the heat, the rain, the place and subtleties of climate, while understanding and reviving the lessons of the Top End's important history and legacy of projects,' Paul Berkemeier, National President and Jury Chair said.
Click here to view the full 2014 Gold Medal Jury citation.
The 2014 Gold Medal Tour will take place on the following dates:
Saturday 28 Jun
Gold Medal Talk – Darwin
Thursday 25 Sep
Gold Medal Talk – Perth
Monday 29 Sep
Gold Medal Talk – Hong Kong
Tuesday 30 Sep
Gold Medal Talk – Kuala Lumpur (details to be confirmed)
Wednesday 1 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Singapore (details to be confirmed)
Tuesday 7 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Brisbane
Wednesday 8 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Townsville
Friday 10 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Sydney
Saturday 11 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Adelaide
Wednesday 29 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Canberra
Thursday 30 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Melbourne
The AS Hook address will take place at the AusIndoArch conference in Darwin on Saturday November 8. For more information visit http://wp.architecture.com.au/ausindoarch/
Registration for all Gold Medal talks will be available online soon.
And remember... this talk is FREE to Institute members, so spread the word!