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Emerging architects, innovation dominate Tasmanian Architecture Awards

The 2017 Tasmanian Architecture Awards winners have been announced at St David’s Cathedral. The work of twelve practices has been recognised from a field of 28 entries – a record number. This year’s entries ranged from innovative new homes to airports, bars, a child care centre and even a toilet block.

Core Collective Architects took home three awards for their Sunnybanks House at Middleton on the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, including an award for New Houses, Steel Architecture and Sustainable Architecture.

Notably, emerging architecture practices dominated the entrants and winners this year. Taylor and Hinds won the pinnacle Esmond Dorney Award for Residential Architecture for Cross House at Franklin and the Edith Emery Award for Residential Architecture (Alts & Adds) for Longview Ave Garden Room.

Room11 also took home a swag of awards, including for Residential Architecture, Commercial Architecture and the new Barry McNeill Award for Sustainable Architecture. Room11 director Thomas

Bailey also won the 2017 Emerging Architect Prize. Emerging architects Liz Walsh and Alex Nielsen won the prestigious Henry Hunter Triennial Prize for the best heritage architecture of the last three years for #thebarntas. Maximilian Cooke won the SWT Blythe Student Prize.

Other big winners include Cumulus Studio, who won the Sydney Blythe Award for Educational Architecture for Lady Gowrie Tasmania Integrated Centre for Children and Families in South Hobart, and Preston Lane won their first named award for Milkman’s Cottage in the hotly contested Small Project Architecture category.

John Wardle Architects won pinnacle named awards for Heritage Architecture and Interior Architecture for their sensitive restoration of Captain Kelly’s Cottage on Bruny Island. Esmond Dorney’s St Pius X Church, built in 1958, won the award for Enduring Architecture.

Jury chair Genevieve Lilley said that “Tasmanian architects, and their clients, are leaders in resourcefulness and authenticity – forever fashioning big ideas into pivotal buildings with modest budgets, and this is especially evident in the common-sense-craft presented at this year’s awards.”

Award winners are included in a special lift-out in the Sunday Tasmanian on Sunday 25 June and all entries are on show at Hobart’s Brooke Street Pier until 10 July. Tasmanians are invited to vote for their favourite project in the annual people’s choice prize at the exhibition or online at wp.architecture.com.au/tasawards

List of Award winners:

Commercial Architecture

Award – Shambles Brewery by Room11

Award – Launceston Airport Retail Transformation by The Buchan Group

Educational Architecture

The Sydney Blythe Award for Educational Architecture – Lady Gowrie Tasmania Integrated Centre for Children & Families by Cumulus Studio

Award – Lauderdale Primary School – Kinder and Classroom Additions by Preston Lane Architects

Heritage Architecture

The Roy Sharrington Smith Award for Heritage Architecture – Captain Kelly’s Cottage by John Wardle Architects

Interior Architecture

The Alexander North Award for Interior Architecture – Captain Kelly’s Cottage by John Wardle Architects

Commendation – St Albi – Cykel Architecture

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)

The Edith Emery Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) – Longview Avenue Garden Room by Taylor and Hinds Architects

Commendation – Minallo Residence by JAWSARCHITECTS

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

The Esmond Dorney Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New) – Cross House by Taylor and Hinds Architects

Award – Sunnybanks House by Core Collective Architects

Award – D’Entrecasteaux House by Room11

Award – River’s Edge House by Stuart Tanner Architects

Commendation – Nelson House by Room11

Small Project Architecture

The Peter Willmott Award for Small Project Architecture – Milkman’s Cottage by Preston Lane Architects

Commendation – Princes Park Toilets by Terroir Architects

Sustainable Architecture

The Barry McNeill Award for Sustainable Architecture – Shambles Brewery by Room11

Award – Sunnybanks House by Core Collective Architects

COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture

Sunnybanks House by Core Collective Architects

Enduring Architecture

Award – St Pius X Church by Esmond Dorney

 

Chapter Prizes

The Henry Hunter Trennial Prize – #thebarnTAS by workbylizandalex

President’s Prize – Karen Davis FRAIA

Emerging Architect Prize – Thomas Bailey RAIA

The SWT Blythe Student Prize – Process as Spectacle by Maximilian Cooke

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