Shortlist revealed in 40th year of Australian National Architecture Awards

The Australian Institute of Architects has revealed a shortlist of 57 entries in the pre-eminent contest of architectural design excellence that now spans four decades, the National Architecture Awards. Selected from a field of 807 entries, the shortlisted projects span the full gamut of architectural practice, from residential to commercial, educational to public architecture and urban design.

Collectively they represent the best in Australian architecture with projects drawn from around the country in the cities and the regions. This year marks a milestone for the awards program, celebrating 40 years since its commencement. Jury Chair and Immediate Past National President Alice Hampson reflected on the importance the program has accrued over this period.

“The peer-reviewed judging process is vital as it creates benchmarks for the betterment of the profession, practice and architecture,” Ms Hampson said.

“Judging the National Architect Awards is a once-in-a-lifetime experience of delightfully potent architectural discourse. “The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated this task, but no matter how one visits, truly exceptional work resonates powerfully, and our conversations with the committed, passionate and gifted designers responsible for them were most memorable.”

Ms Hampson said the jury also “makes the observation that public architecture of great standing is increasingly rare and, as a profession, we must advocate for this as a foundation of architectural endeavour.”

Importantly, the awards program provides an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the enduring value great architecture brings to clients and communities.

This celebration was shared for the first time in 2020 with a global audience resulting in more than 30,000 views of the awards ceremony, which more than 3,100 people watched live on the night.

This year’s National Architecture Award Winners will be announced on Thursday 4 November 2021 and will again be live streamed to the world at 7pm AEDT.

Voting for the People’s Choice Award also opens today giving members of the public until midnight on 2 November to nominate their favourite residential project from the shortlist.

All those who vote can then enter the running to win one of three $500 Bunnings gift vouchers. Alice Hampson LFRAIA was joined on the jury by Angelo Candalepas LFRAIA, Robert Nation LFRAIA, Ingrid Richards RAIA and Cameron Bruhn Hon. FRAIA.

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FULL SHORTLIST

 

COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture (4) 

TASCradle Mountain Visitor CentreCumulus Studio
QLDLand 121 Facilities Project, Lavarack BarracksBVN
NSWMaitland Regional Athletics ComplexMaitland City Council with Studio Dot
VICMonash Woodside Building for Technology and DesignGrimshaw in collaboration with Monash University

 

Commercial Architecture (6)

VICCollins ArchWoods Bagot and SHoP Architects
QLDLand 121 Facilities Project, Lavarack BarracksBVN
SAMeals on Wheels SA Head OfficeJPE Design Studio
TASMOSS 25Circa Morris-Nunn Chua Architects
NSWSmart Design StudioSmart Design Studio
VICWangaratta StreetMAArchitects

 

Educational Architecture (4)

NSWBarker College Rosewood CentreNeeson Murcutt + Neille
QLDFortitude Valley State Secondary CollegeCox Architecture and ThomsonAdsett
VICGeelong College Junior SchoolJohn Wardle Architects
VICPenleigh Essendon Grammar School Music HouseMcBride Charles Ryan

 

Enduring Architecture (2) 

VICOlympic Swimming PoolKevin Borland, John and Phyllis Murphy and Peter McIntyre, with engineer Bill Irwin
WATown Council Offices (fmr) & Library, NorthamIwan Iwanoff

 

Heritage (2)

NSWAustralian Museum Project DiscoverCox Architecture with Neeson Murcutt + Neille
VICBendigo Former Mining ExchangeWilliams Boag Architects

 

Interior Architecture (4) 

WABilya MarleeKerry Hill Architects
VICDivided HouseJackson Clements Burrows Architects
VICOlderfleetGrimshaw with Carr
NSWSmart Design StudioSmart Design Studio


International Architecture (3)

InternationalOne & Only Desaru Coast, MalaysiaKerry Hill Architects
InternationalNational Museum of Qatar Gift ShopsKoichi Takada Architects
InternationalSir John Monash CentreCox Architecture with Williams, Abrahams and Lampros

 

Public Architecture (7)

NSWAustralian Museum Project DiscoverCox Architecture with Neeson Murcutt + Neille
TASCradle Mountain Visitor CentreCumulus Studio
NTGeorge Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Visitor and Event CentreHully Liveris Design Company
NSWGunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation CentreAndrew Burges Architects and Grimshaw with TCL in collaboration with the City of Sydney
VICMonash Woodside Building for Technology and DesignGrimshaw in collaboration with Monash University
WAWA Museum Boola BardipHassell + OMA
QLDWaltzing Matilda CentreCox Architecture

 

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) (4)

WABeaconsfield HouseSimon Pendal Architect
QLDBeck StreetLineburgWang
NSWSRG HouseFox Johnston
NSWThe Hat FactoryWelsh + Major Architects

 

Residential Architecture – Houses (New) (6)

VIC8 Yard HouseStudio Bright
NSWBunkerenJames Stockwell Architect
VICDivided HouseJackson Clements Burrows Architects
NSWFederal HouseEdition Office
NSWNight SkyPeter Stutchbury Architecture
NSWPearl Beach HousePolly Harbison Design

 

Residential Architecture Multiple Housing (3)

NSWArkadiaDKO Architecture with Breathe Architecture and Oculus
NSWHarbord Diggers Club RedevelopmentArchitectus + CHROFI + JMD Design
VICThe LothianKennedy Nolan

 

Small Project Architecture (4) 

TASFloating Sauna DerbyLicht Architecture
VICJackalope PavilionMarch Studio
VICNGV Triennial 2020 Outdoor PavilionsBoardGrove Architects
NSWPlastic PalaceRaffaello Rosselli Architects

 

Sustainable Architecture (3) 

VICBurwood BrickworksNH Architecture, in partnership with Russell & George on the interior design
VICMonash Woodside Building for Technology and DesignGrimshaw in collaboration with Monash University
NSWSmart Design StudioSmart Design Studio

 

Urban Design (5)

TASCradle Mountain Gateway PrecinctCumulus Studio
NSWHarbord Diggers Club RedevelopmentArchitectus + CHROFI + JMD Design
QLDQUT Campus to CountryBVN
NSWSub Base Platypuslahznimmo architects and Aspect Studios
WAWA Museum Boola BardipHassell + OMA