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Perth Children’s Hospital an ‘inspired creation’

Perth Children’s Hospital has been awarded the most esteemed accolade, the George Temple Poole Award, at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2019 WA Architecture Awards.

Celebrating excellence in design and construction, the Awards were held on Friday, June 28 at the award-winning Optus Stadium.

Designed as a joint venture by JCY Architects and Urban Designers, Cox Architecture and Billard Leece Partnership with HKS, the Perth Children’s Hospital has been celebrated for its exceptional design that successfully engages all users of this complex new medical facility.

‘From children and parents, through to specialist consultants and medical staff, the design team have created a high quality, people-first environment that changes our perception of what a hospital can be,’ the jury said.

‘The atrium design in itself is a work of art, a spectacular space using sculptural forms to delight all those who enter and enabling visual connections across floors, providing a constant but dynamic point of reference.

‘Medical equipment is diminished in scale through the skilled use of colour, which combined with a high level of art and functionality works to create an amazing ‘wonderland’ for children in need of specialist care – it truly is an inspired creation.’

In addition to the prestigious George Temple Poole Award, Perth Children’s Hospital was also recognised with The Jeffrey Howlett Award for Public Architecture, The Wallace Greenham Award for Sustainable Architecture as well as The Julius Elischer Award for Interior Architecture.

The Westin Hotel by HASSELL was the recipient of The Ross Chisholm and Gil Nicol Award for Commercial Architecture and was commended by the jury for having successfully revitalised and repurposed a city block.

The jury were impressed with the architects’ delivery of not only a high-quality hotel, but also the establishment of a hospitality and retail precinct that acknowledges the inherent heritage of the site and provides connections and benefits for both patron and public enjoyment.

Amongst an impressive group of residential projects recognised in the 2019 Awards, Cloister House by MORQ was the recipient of The Marshall Clifton Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New).

Fronting a busy road in a simple setting, the architect has delivered an unconventional response to increased suburban density, creating a distinctive home with a bold street presence and exceptional interior.

Australian Institute of Architects WA Chapter president Peter Hobbs was impressed with the cross-section of winners recognised in the 2019 Awards, echoing the sentiments of the jury and attesting to the vital role architecture plays in our everyday lives.

‘This year’s winning projects demonstrate the importance of quality architecture when it comes to creating and sustaining successful, vibrant communities not just today, but well into the future,’ said Mr Hobbs.

‘In particular, the Perth Children’s Hospital is a remarkable project that is innovative, considered and engaging, and the Institute is delighted to award JCY Architects and Urban Designers, Cox Architecture and Billard Leece Partnership with HKS the most prestigious honour at this year’s Awards.’

All Western Australian Named and Architecture Award winners will progress to the Australian Institute of Architects National Awards to be judged against the very best architectural works in the country.

Full list of winning projects:

GEORGE TEMPLE POOLE AWARD

Perth Children’s Hospital by JCY Architects and Urban Designers, Cox Architecture and Billard Leece Partnership with HKS Inc.

COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE

The Ross Chisholm and Gil Nicol Award for Commercial Architecture – Westin Hotel by HASSELL

Architecture Award – Premier Mill Hotel by spaceagency

Commendation – The WEB Business Hub by Whitehaus

Commendation – DFO Perth by Taylor Robinson Chaney Broderick

EDUCATIONAL ARCHITECTURE

The Hillson Beasley Award for Educational Architecture – Skyplay: North Perth School of Early Learning by Tom Godden Architects and Matthew Crawford Architects JV

Architecture Award – Hale Junior School by SITE Architecture Studio

Commendation – Kolbe Catholic College Refurbishment – New Learning Resource Centre and Staff Facilities by EIW Architects

HERITAGE

The Margaret Pitt Morison Award for Heritage – Montgomery House by Montague Grant Architects

Architecture Award – Premier Mill Hotel by spaceagency

Commendation – Dumas House Conservation Works by Griffiths Architects

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

The Julius Elischer Award for Interior Architecture – Perth Children’s Hospital by JCY Architects and Urban Designers, Cox Architecture and Billard Leece Partnership with HKS Inc.

Architecture Award – Premier Mill Hotel by spaceagency

Commendation – Little BIG House by Suzanne Hunt Architect

Commendation – Dollhouse 2.0 by Laura Chruscinski

PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE

The Jeffrey Howlett Award for Public Architecture – Perth Children’s Hospital by JCY Architects and Urban Designers, Cox Architecture and Billard Leece Partnership with HKS Inc.

Architecture Award – Karratha Health Campus by HASSELL

Commendation – Yagan Square by Lyons in association with iredale pedersen hook and landscape architects ASPECT Studios

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE – HOUSES (Alterations and Additions)

The Peter Overman Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) – Forrest Street Alterations & Additions by Philip Stejskal Architecture

Commendation – Broome Street Apartment by MDC Architects

Commendation – Chelmsford by vittinoAshe

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE – HOUSES (New)

The Marshall Clifton Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New) – Cloister House by MORQ

Architecture Award – Arthouse Swanbourne by Hartree + Associates Architects

Commendation – Dollhouse 2.0 by Laura Chruscinski

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE – Multiple Housing

The Harold Krantz Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing – CIRQUE on Kishorn by MJA studio

Architecture Award – The Boulevard; Purpose Built Student Accomodation by MJA studio

Commendation – Liv Apartments by HASSELL

Commendation – Kilmarnock by Kerry Hill Architects

SMALL PROJECT ARCHITECTURE

The Iwan Iwanoff Award for Small Project Architecture – North Fremantle – Beach Office by Braham Architects

Commendation – Scarborough Arbors by Taylor Robinson Chaney Broderick

SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE

The Wallace Greenham Award for Sustainable Architecture – Perth Children’s Hospital by JCY Architects and Urban Designers, Cox Architecture and Billard Leece Partnership with HKS Inc.

Architecture Award – Capital Square by Cox Architecture

Architecture Award – Liv Apartments by HASSELL

Commendation – The Creamery, Bannister Downs Dairy by Bosske Architecture

Commendation – Punmu and Parnngurr Aboriginal Health Clinics by Kaunitz Yeung Architecture

URBAN DESIGN

The John Septimus Roe Award for Urban Design – Yagan Square by Lyons in association with iredale pedersen hook and landscape architects ASPECT Studios

Architecture Award – Koombana Bay Pedestrian Bridge by Gresley Abas

Commendation – The Lane Apartments by Peter Hobbs Architects

Commendation – Hibernian Place by HASSELL

ENDURING ARCHITECTURE

The Richard Roach Jewell Award for Enduring Architecture QV1 Tower by Harry Seidler & Associates

COLORBOND® AWARD FOR STEEL ARCHITECTURE

COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture – Yagan Square by Lyons in association with iredale pedersen hook and landscape architects ASPECT Studios

Commendation – Christ Church Grammar Preparatory School by With Architecture Studio

MONDOLUCE LIGHTING AWARD

Mondoluce Lighting Award – QT Perth by Candalepas Associates

Commendation – Yagan Square by Lyons in association with iredale pedersen hook and landscape architects ASPECT Studios

Commendation – Koombana Bay Pedestrian Bridge by Gresley Abas

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