Celebration of the century – winners announced at 2013 ACT Architecture Awards

The winners of the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2013 ACT Architecture Awards have been revealed tonight, Saturday 22 June, at the National Arboretum.

The territory’s highest honour, the Canberra Medallion, was awarded to a commercial building ‘exemplifying common sense architectural solution and good design with an underwritten commitment to creating complementary public space within the realm of related agency buildings’.

2 & 4 National Circuit Precinct by Fender Katsalidis. Image by John Gollings
2 & 4 National Circuit Precinct by Fender Katsalidis. Image by John Gollings

Fender Katsalidis received the prestigious award for 2 & 4 National Circuit Precinct.

‘A clear and sensitive introduction of new commercial architecture into the heritage-listed former patents office and a brown field site that creates a comfortable and inviting space consistent with the aim of increasing urban density around the parliamentary triangle,’ stated the jury.

The project was also recognised with the Sir John Overall Award for Urban Design.

The venue of the 2013 ACT Architecture Awards, Village Centre – National Arboretum Canberra by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer was recognised by the jury with the Romaldo Giugola Award for Public Architecture.

‘Through the application of distinctive materials and a curvilinear form that displays subtle empathy with surrounding landforms, the architects have ensured that the National Arboretum will become one of Canberra’s most notable iconic buildings.’

Village Centre - National Arboretum by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer. Image by Brett Boardman
Village Centre – National Arboretum by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer. Image by Brett Boardman

A house that ‘is elegant, beautifully detailed and bespoke’ has taken out the top residential architecture – houses award.

Produced by a father and son team of owner, architect and builder, Knobel House by Anthony Knobel Architect received the Malcolm Moir and Heather Sutherland Award for Residential Architecture and the ACT Sustainability Award.

‘The close quarters to the neighbours on all four boundaries is forgotten in this beautiful and remarkably private home,’ the jury reflected.

The W Hayward Morris Award for Interior Architecture and the InLite Light in Architecture Prize were awarded to St Mary Mackillop College Chapel by Collins Caddaye Architects for ‘an absolute transformation from a dark and internal space, to a naturally-lit and beautiful place for inquiry and contemplation’.

St Mary Mackillop College Chapel by Collins Caddaye Architects. Image by Stefan Postles
St Mary Mackillop College Chapel by Collins Caddaye Architects. Image by Stefan Postles

Canberra College Performing Arts Centre by BVN Donovan Hill received the COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture and Gallery House by Philip Leeson Architects took home the Art in Architecture Prize.

 

Full list of winning projects:

 

Art in Architecture Prize

Winner – Gallery House by Philip Leeson Architects

 

BCA Certifiers Mervyn Willoughby-Thomas Renovation Award

Winner – Dickson House by Marcus Graham Architect

Commendation – Roberts House by Dennis Formiatti Architect

 

Canberra Medallion

Winner – 2 & 4 National Circuit Precinct by Fender Katsalidis

 

COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture

Award – Canberra College Performing Arts Centre by BVN Donovan Hill

 

Commercial Architecture

Award – EAST Hotel by Cox Architecture

Award – 4 National Circuit Precinct by Fender Katsalidis

 

Education Prize

Winner – St Joseph’s Early Childhood Learning Centre by Paul Barnett Design Group

 

Enduring Architecture

Award – Parliament House by Mitchell Giurgola and Thorp 1988

 

Heritage Architecture

Award – 2 National Circuit by Fender Katsalidis

 

InLite Light in Architecture Prize

Winner – St Mary Mackillop College Chapel by Collins Caddaye Architects

 

Interior Architecture

W Hayward Morris Award for Interior Architecture – St Mary Mackillop College Chapel by Collins Caddaye Architects

Award – 2 National Circuit by Fender Katsalidis

Award – EAST Hotel by Cox Architecture

 

Public Architecture

Romaldo Giugola Award for Public Architecture – Village Centre – National Arboretum Canberra by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

Award – Canberra College Performing Arts Centre by BVN Donovan Hill

Award – St Clare’s College Trade Training Centre by Collins Caddaye Architects

Award – The Australian National University ‘National Computational Infrastructure Facility’ by METIER3 Pty Ltd

 

Residential Architecture – Houses

Malcolm Moir and Heather Sutherland Award for Residential Architecture – Houses – Knobel House by Anthony Knobel Architect

Award – Gallery House by Philip Leeson Architects

Commendation – Rodway House by TT Architecture

 

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

Commendation – Bridge Point by Colin Stewart Architects

 

Small Project Architecture

Named Award – Roberts House by Dennis Formiatti Architect

Commendation – Krawarree House by Strine Design

Commendation – O’Connor Additions by Allan Spira Architect

 

Sustainable Architecture

ACT Sustainability Award – Knobel House by Anthony Knobel Architect

 

Urban Design

Sir John Overall Award for Urban Design – 2 & 4 National Circuit Precinct by Fender Katsalidis

Award – Manuka Oval Sport Lighting by Cox Architecture

Award – The Realm Precinct by Colin Stewart 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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