International Chapter Architecture Awards – 2016 winners announced

Australian architects working on projects abroad have been celebrated at the Australian Institute of Architects’ International Chapter Architecture Awards.

National President Ken Maher announced the seven awards and one commendation at an event in London on Thursday 9 June, chosen from a field of 16 entries across five categories.

In announcing the winners, Maher noted the size, scale and location of the projects and congratulated Australian architects on their considerable contributions to projects beyond Australian shores.

‘Asia has been a significant growth area for Australian practices in recent years and it is exciting to see the variety of works emerging, including some of immense scale. This is a testament to the talent and creativity of Australian architects in an increasingly international and competitive design arena.’

Of particular note is the National Gallery Singapore by studioMilou Singapore with CPG Consultants, which is South East Asia’s largest modern art institution. The jury praised the ‘masterful interventions [which] allow the elegant and powerful original colonial spaces a new and sophisticated life whilst still preserving their historical character’.

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International Chapter Award for Public Architecture – National Gallery Singapore by studioMilou & CPG Consultants. Photo by Fernando Javier.

Another winner was the Australian Pavilion in Venice by Denton Corker Marshall which debuted at last year’s Art Biennale and is host to Australia’s Exhibition, The Pool, at the 15th International Architecture Biennale on now until 27 November.

Projects that received an International Chapter Award will now vie for the Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture at the National Architecture Awards announced in November.

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International Chapter Award for Public Architecture – Australian Pavilion Venice by Denton Corker Marshall. Photo John Gollings.

Full list of winners:

Public Architecture
International Chapter Award – National Gallery Singapore by studioMilou Singapore with CPG Consultants
International Chapter Award – Australian Pavilion, Venice by Denton Corker Marshall
International Chapter Commendation – World Maritime University, Tornhuset by Terroir Pty Ltd & Kim Utzon Architecture

 

Commercial Architecture
International Chapter Award – China Mobile Office Suzhou by JPW
International Chapter Award – Lalu Hotel Qingdao by Kerry Hill Architects

 

Interior Architecture
International Chapter Award – Lalu Hotel Qingdao by Kerry Hill Architects

 

Residential Architecture – Houses
International Chapter Award – Vanuatu by Troppo Architects

 

Small Project Architecture
International Chapter Award – Australian Memorial Wellington by Tonkin Zulaihka Greer with Paul Rolfe Architects

 

Jury

  • Bob Nation (Chair)
  • Michael Heenan
  • Kerstin Thompson
  • Dr Ken Yeang

 

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International Chapter Commendation for Public Architecture – World Maritime Uni by Terroir & Kim Utzon Architecture. Photo Torben Eskerod.

 

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International Chapter Award for Commercial Architecture – China Mobile Office by JPW. Photo by Shanghai Zhangyu Studio.

 

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International Chapter Award for Commercial Architecture – Lalu Hotel by Kerry Hill Architects. Photo by The Shining Group.

 

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International Chapter Award for Interior Architecture – Lalu Hotel by Kerry Hill Architects. Photo by Alicia Worthington.

 

 

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International Chapter Award for Residential Architecture – Houses – Vanuatu by Troppo Architects. Photo by Troppo.

 

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International Chapter Award for Small Project Architecture – Australian Memorial by Tonkin Zulaihka Greer with Paul Rolfe Architects. Photo Mike Rolfe.