My shortlist (0 item)

    Melbourne University building sets an example at international education design awards

    The University of Melbourne’s Arts West Redevelopment has been announced as the overall winner of Learning Environments Australasia’s (LEA) Excellence in Educational Facilities Awards.

    Designed by ARM and Architectus, the project won the top honour from a field of 72 entries across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The University of Melbourne building – the new home for students studying Bachelors of Arts – also won the ‘An Education Initiative or a Design Solution Innovative Program’ category, and received a commendation for ‘New Construction / New Individual Facility’.

    “[Arts West is] imaginative and sophisticated architectural and instructional design at its best – a triumph at multiple scale levels and across many domains,” the international jury noted.

    “It combines the best of contemporary museum learning with collaborative studio-based learning, and achieves a Five Star Green Star rating.”

    Australian projects also came out on top for each category. Projects included Deakin University’s Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training by Gray Puksand; studioFive, University of Melbourne by PTID; and Dandenong South Primary School, Junior Centre by Hayball Architects.

    “The Awards showcase the design and use of engaging and innovative learning spaces and programs to improve learning outcomes for students,” says Deb O’Riley, chair of LEA.

    “They support the questioning and challenging of our current practices, to ensure we continue to strive for improvement and excellence in educational facilities.”

    The winners were announced at a ceremony held in Singapore on 13 July this year.

    Full list of winners and commendations below:

    OVERALL WINNER

    Arts West, University of Melbourne, VIC by ARM + Architectus   
    University-of-Melbourne-Arts-West-1_170623_214349.jpgPhotography by John Gollings 

    NEW EDUCATIONAL FACILITY CONSTRUCTION / ENTIRE EDUCATIONAL FACILITY 

    WINNER              

    Deakin University, Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET), VIC by Gray Puksand   
    deakincadet_05.jpgPhotography by Mark Duffus

    COMMENDATION          

    Tarawera High School, NZ by RTA Studio                                            

    NEW CONSTRUCTION / NEW INDIVIDUAL FACILITY

    WINNER                              

    Carey Baptist Grammar School, Centre for Learning & Innovation, VIC by Hayball Architects   
    Carey_Baptist_Grammar_School_13_800.jpgImage: Hayball 

    COMMENDATIONS        

    Margaret McRae Centre, VIC by Woods Bagot

    Arts West, University of Melbourne, VIC by ARM + Architectus

    RENOVATION / MODERNISATION OVER $2M      

    WINNER              

    studioFive, University of Melbourne, VIC by PTID
    e109632c0a44cdda046666d4231845fa.jpgPhotography by Carl Martin 

    COMMENDATION          

    Ave Maria College, The Mary Centre, VIC by Hayball Architects                                                 

    RENOVATION / MODERNISATION UNDER $2M   

    WINNER              

    Dandenong South Primary School, Junior Centre, VIC by Hayball Architects
    Dandenong_South_Primary_800.jpgImage: Hayball 

    COMMENDATION          

    Cathedral School of St Anne & St James 5/6 Learning Neighbourhood & STEM Facility, QLD by Stephen de Jersey Architect                                     

    AN EDUCATION INITIATIVE OR A DESIGN SOLUTION FOR AN INNOVATIVE PROGRAM       

    WINNER              

    Arts West, University of Melbourne, VIC by ARM + Architectus  
    20160801_DSC1078.jpegPhotography by John Gollings 

    COMMENDATIONS        

    • Transformation of Learning and Learning Spaces at Sacred Heart P.S. Tatura, VIC by Trish Miller, self-employed consultant & Catholic Education Sandhurst          
    • The Hive, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore by CPG Consultants                   

    LANDSCAPING / OUTDOOR LEARNING AREA       

    WINNER              

    Presbyterian Ladies' College - Beth Blackwood Senior School and Quad, WA by MCDF Architects
    02-of-8_PLC-highres.jpgImage: Shades of Light Photography

    COMMENDATIONS        

    • Eastwood Primary School, VIC by RB Landscapes
    • Extension of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore by CPG Consultants 

    You May Also Like:


    Back to Top