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    Winners announced at 2013 ACT Architecture Awards

    Lisa Rapley

    Winners of the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2013 ACT Architecture Awards were revealed over the weekend.

    The territory’s highest honour, the Canberra Medallion, was awarded Fender Katsalidis for 2 & 4 National Circuit Precinct for exemplifying common sense architectural solution and good design with an underwritten commitment to creating complementary public space within the realm of related agency buildings.

    On winning the top prize, the jury said it had, “A clear and sensitive introduction of new commercial architecture into the heritage-listed former patents office and a brown field site that creates a comfortable and inviting space consistent with the aim of increasing urban density around the parliamentary triangle.”

    The project was also recognised with the Sir John Overall Award for Urban Design.

    2 & 4 National Circuit Precinct by Fender Katsalidis. Image: John Gollings.

    Village Centre – National Arboretum Canberra by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, the venue of the night, was recognised by the jury with the Romaldo Giugola Award for Public Architecture.

    “Through the application of distinctive materials and a curvilinear form that displays subtle empathy with surrounding landforms, the architects have ensured that the National Arboretum will become one of Canberra’s most notable iconic buildings,” the jury stated.

    Village Centre - National Arboretum Canberra by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer. Image: Brett Boardman.

    Knobel House by Anthony Knobel Architect received the Malcolm Moir and Heather Sutherland Award for Residential Architecture and the ACT Sustainability Award as it “is elegant, beautifully detailed and bespoke”.

    Produced by a father and son team of owner, architect and builder, the jury stated, “‘The close quarters to the neighbours on all four boundaries is forgotten in this beautiful and remarkably private home.”

    The bathroom in Knobel House by Anthony Knobel Architect. Image: Anthony Knobel.

    The W Hayward Morris Award for Interior Architecture and the InLite Light in Architecture Prize were awarded to St Mary Mackillop College Chapel by Collins Caddaye Architects for “an absolute transformation from a dark and internal space, to a naturally-lit and beautiful place for inquiry and contemplation”.

    St Mary Mackillop College Chapel designed by Collins Cadday Architects. Image: Stefan Postles.

    Canberra College Performing Arts Centre by BVN Donovan Hill received the COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture and Gallery House by Philip Leeson Architects took home the Art in Architecture Prize.

    Canberra College Performing Arts Centre designed by BVN Donovan Hill. Image: John Gollings.

    Projects that received a Named Award or an Architecture Award now progress to the 2013 National Architecture Awards to be announced in Sydney on 7 November.

    Gallery House designed by Philip Leeson Architects. Image: Ben Wrigley.

    Full list of winning projects:

    Art in Architecture Prize

    Winner – Gallery House by Philip Leeson Architects

    BCA Certifiers Mervyn Willoughby-Thomas Renovation Award

    Winner – Dickson House by Marcus Graham Architect

    Commendation – Roberts House by Dennis Formiatti Architect

    Canberra Medallion

    Winner – 2 & 4 National Circuit Precinct by Fender Katsalidis

    COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture

    Award – Canberra College Performing Arts Centre by BVN Donovan Hill

    Commercial Architecture

    Award – EAST Hotel by Cox Architecture

    Award – 4 National Circuit Precinct by Fender Katsalidis

    Education Prize

    Winner – St Joseph’s Early Childhood Learning Centre by Paul Barnett Design Group

    Enduring Architecture

    Award – Parliament House by Mitchell Giurgola and Thorp 1988

    Heritage Architecture

    Award – 2 National Circuit by Fender Katsalidis

    InLite Light in Architecture Prize

    Winner – St Mary Mackillop College Chapel by Collins Caddaye Architects

    Interior Architecture

    W Hayward Morris Award for Interior Architecture – St Mary Mackillop College Chapel by Collins Caddaye Architects

    Award – 2 National Circuit by Fender Katsalidis

    Award – EAST Hotel by Cox Architecture

    Public Architecture

    Romaldo Giugola Award for Public Architecture – Village Centre – National Arboretum Canberra by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

    Award - Canberra College Performing Arts Centre by BVN Donovan Hill

    Award – St Clare’s College Trade Training Centre by Collins Caddaye Architects

    Award – The Australian National University ‘National Computational Infrastructure Facility’ by METIER3 Pty Ltd

    Residential Architecture – Houses

    Malcolm Moir and Heather Sutherland Award for Residential Architecture – Houses – Knobel House by Anthony Knobel Architect

    Award - Gallery House by Philip Leeson Architects

    Commendation – Rodway House by TT Architecture

    Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

    Commendation – Bridge Point by Colin Stewart Architects

    Small Project Architecture

    Named Award – Roberts House by Dennis Formiatti Architect

    Commendation – Krawarree House by Strine Design

    Commendation – O’Connor Additions by Allan Spira Architect

    Sustainable Architecture

    ACT Sustainability Award – Knobel House by Anthony Knobel Architect

    Urban Design

    Sir John Overall Award for Urban Design - 2 & 4 National Circuit Precinct by Fender Katsalidis

    Award – Manuka Oval Sport Lighting by Cox Architecture

    Award – The Realm Precinct by Colin Stewart Architects

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