- The 40th annual National Architecture Awards were announced last week
- Award winners were praised for intensiveness, imagination, pulchritude and multiplicity
- The full list of winners can be found below
Held for the second consecutive year via livestream, last week’s National Architecture Awards night marked the 40th anniversary of the annual event.
The award winners were chosen from the shortlist of 57 finalists who were selected from the original 807 entries.
Jury Chair and Immediate Past National President Alice Hampson congratulated all winners and thanked all entrants.
“These awards attest to our profession’s inventiveness, imagination, pulchritude and multiplicity,” Ms Hampson said.
“Collectively, this year’s awarded works exhibit the richness, intelligence, viscerality, complexity, individuality and delight of which Australian architecture is capable.”
Alice Hampson, Jury Chair
One extremely notable project was the already highly awarded Monash Woodside Building for Technology and Design.
Designed by Grimshaw in collaboration with Monash University this building received both the Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture and the David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture.
The project was highlighted for its sustainable design.
The jury commented, “the universality provided to this building through structure, daylight and amenity, through order in the plan and poetry in the whole, brings to light the architectural discipline like no other building noted by the jury this year.”
The Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage was presented to Williams Boag Architects.
They were recognised for their work on the historic Bendigo Former Mining Exchange.
The project was described by the jury as displaying “…both an enormous affection for the building, its meaning and story, and an intense desire to envision its ability to be useful for the future while enabling a deep and caring interpretation of the past.”
The Lavarack Barracks designed for the Australian Defence Force makes for an interesting addition to the prestigious awards list.
Designed by BVN, this project received the COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture as well as a National Award for Commercial Architecture.
A full list of this year’s award winners is below, the livestream of the event can be found on the Australian Institute of Architect’s website.
Winners of the 2021 Australian Architects Award
COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture
|COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture||QLD||Land 121 Facilities Project, Lavarack Barracks||BVN|
|The Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture||NSW||Smart Design Studio||Smart Design Studio|
|National Award for Commercial Architecture||QLD||Land 121 Facilities Project, Lavarack Barracks||BVN|
|National Award for Commercial Architecture||VIC||Wangaratta Street||MAArchitects|
|The Daryl Jackson Award for Educational Architecture||NSW||Barker College Rosewood Centre||Neeson Murcutt + Neille|
|National Award for Educational Architecture||VIC||Penleigh Essendon Grammar School Music House||McBride Charles Ryan|
|National Commendation for Educational Architecture||VIC||Geelong College Junior School||John Wardle Architects|
|National Award for Enduring Architecture||VIC||Olympic Swimming Pool||Kevin Borland, John and Phyllis Murphy and Peter McIntyre, with engineer Bill Irwin|
|The Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage||VIC||Bendigo Former Mining Exchange||Williams Boag Architects|
|National Award for Heritage||NSW||Australian Museum Project Discover||Cox Architecture with Neeson Murcutt + Neille|
|The Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture||NSW||Smart Design Studio||Smart Design Studio|
|National Commendation for Interior Architecture||VIC||Divided House||Jackson Clements Burrows Architects|
|The Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture||International||One & Only Desaru Coast, Malaysia||Kerry Hill Architects|
|The Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture||VIC||Monash Woodside Building for Technology and Design||Grimshaw in collaboration with Monash University|
|National Award for Public Architecture||NSW||Australian Museum Project Discover||Cox Architecture with Neeson Murcutt + Neille|
|National Award for Public Architecture||NSW||Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre||Andrew Burges Architects and Grimshaw with TCL in collaboration with the City of Sydney|
Residential Architecture – Alterations and additions of houses
|The Eleanor Cullis-Hill Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)||WA||Beaconsfield House||Simon Pendal Architect|
|National Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)||QLD||Beck Street||LineburgWang|
|National Commendation for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)||NSW||The Hat Factory||Welsh + Major Architects|
Residential Architecture – New Houses
|The Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New)||NSW||Night Sky||Peter Stutchbury Architecture|
|National Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New)||NSW||Bunkeren||James Stockwell Architect|
|National Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New)||NSW||Pearl Beach House||Polly Harbison Design|
Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
|The Frederick Romberg Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing||VIC||The Lothian||Kennedy Nolan|
Small Project Architecture
|National Commendation for Small Project Architecture||TAS||Floating Sauna Derby||Licht Architecture|
|National Commendation for Small Project Architecture||VIC||Jackalope Pavilion||March Studio|
|National Commendation for Small Project Architecture||NSW||Plastic Palace||Raffaello Rosselli Architects|
|The David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture||VIC||Monash Woodside Building for Technology and Design||Grimshaw in collaboration with Monash University|
|National Award for Sustainable Architecture||NSW||Smart Design Studio||Smart Design Studio|
|The Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design||NSW||Sub Base Platypus||lahznimmo architects and Aspect Studios|
|National Commendation for Urban Design||QLD||QUT Campus to Country||BVN|