National Architecture Conference
Held annually, the National Architecture Conference is a major event of the Australian Institute of Architects and is attended by over 1000 delegates.
8 to 10 May 2014
Perth Convention Centre
21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth
Secure your ticket today at www.architecture.com.au/making
With the 2014 National Architecture Conference being held in Perth it's time to start making plans! For the best prices, we highly recommend getting in as early as possible with flights and accommodation. We'll tweet about any specials we come across so be sure to keep your eye on #making2014. Don’t forget to book before the early bird registrations close to save 20% off your registration.
The Conference Fringe Events will run between Thursday 8 May and Sunday 11 May. Architectural tours, exhibitions and related performances are being organized, as well a range of SONA and EmAGN events. The opening party will be held on Thursday 8 May with the conference sessions being held on Friday and Saturday. There will be closing drinks held directly after the conference. Most fringe events will be held in the city centre.
Visit architecture.com.au/making for all the information on the Conference, including speakers, fringe events, accommodation deals and tickets.
2015 Conference Creative Director/s
The 2015 Creative Director/s will be announced at the 2014 National Architecture Conference: Making.
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 & AS Hook Address – Darwin
Thursday 25 Sep
Gold Medal Talk – Perth
Tuesday 7 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Brisbane
Wednesday 8 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Townsville
Thursday 9 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Sydney
Wednesday 15 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Adelaide
Wednesday 29 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Canberra
Thursday 30 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Melbourne
Registrations for these talks to open soon, and remember this talk is free to Institute members, so spread the word!
Please contact your local chapter for more information.
Venice Architecture Biennale
Augmented Australia by creative team felix._Giles_Anderson+Goad will bring 21 unrealised Australian projects to life through three-dimensional augmented models, images, voiceovers and animations. The exhibition will comprise 10n historical designs, 10 unbuilt public buildings by contemporary architects and the new Australian Pavilion by Denton Corker Marshall.
For more information on the exhibition, creative directors, to enter a contemporary unbuilt project and the Venice Architecutre Biennale, visit www.architecture.com.au/venicebiennale