Good Design Australia has released the full list of contenders for this year’s program, with nearly double the number of submissions from last year across seven main design disciplines and a Student Design Awards category.
Twenty-three projects are in the running in the Architectural Design categories, spanning commercial and residential architecture, interior design, urban design and public spaces. To see the full list of entries, please visit www.good-design.com/entries. Winners will be announced on May 29 at the Good Design Awards Gala Night.
From a backyard office cubicle to a floating events centre pontoon, here’s a snapshot of some of the Australian projects from the 23 architectural design entries:
Commercial and Residential Architecture
Dockside Pavilion by Warwick Bell – Fabric Structure Systems
This purpose-built function venue is situated on a pontoon in Sydney’s Darling Harbour, and incorporates a bespoke Fabric Structure with a fully glazed endwall and transparent ETFE sidewalls to capture the expansive harbour views.
Harwyn by Selwyn Blackstone
The designer was inspired by a love for the style of modern motor vehicles which, combined with his need for a professional work space, led to the creation of the Harwyn Pod featuring PIR panels, natural light and Alucobond cladding.
Hydronaut by Mark Richardson and Studiobird
This demountable security kiosk at Monash University’s Caulfield campus draws reference from Bentham’s panopticon, the voyeurs peephole, marine binoculars, the telescopic camera lens, Checkpoint Charlie and submersible vehicles.
'Australia in the Great War' First World War Galleries Re-development by Cunningham Martyn Design
This is the first major refurbishment of the galleries in 40 years, and introduces a 'classic and timeless feel' to the spaces, while instating the chronology of the campaigns and major battles.
Bathroom of the Future by SJB (Tristan Wong)
Kohler invited SJB to design the 'Bathroom of the Future' for their flagship Shanghai store, and the designers responded by deconstructing the utilitarian feel of traditional bathrooms to create a "luxurious cocoon of new age materials".
Bond Lounge by Hachem
The designers of the original bar retained the venue's signature curves and classic glamour, but updated its furnishings and features.
Urban Design and Public Spaces
MacKenzie Falls Gorge Trail Design by hansen partnership
After flooding destroyed a footbridge in the Grampians National Park, a highly site-specific newly aligned footbridge, expanded mesh steps and walkway were created. These new additions contribute to the trail's presence and identity, but balance increased visitor traffic with conservation and preservation requirements.
Port Adelaide Renewal: Hart's Mill Surrounds by ASPECT Studios and Mulloway Studio
Photography by Don Brice
Located adjacent to the wharf, Hart's Mill Surrounds includes a large playspace with new recreation areas and an adapted flour shed to provide a series of multifunctional spaces for events and markets.
All images: Good Design 2015