The 2014 BPN Sustainability Awards finalists have been announced, with projects ranging from dazzling high-tech towers and new building products, to the healthiest offices and cleverly designed houses.

Out of the 70 finalists, 10 are in the running for the Innovation of the Year Award, which seeks to recognise the best in new building products and services.

The other categories include Single Dwelling (New), Single Dwelling (Alterations & Additions), Multi-Density Residential, Landscape Design, Large Commercial, Small Commercial, Office Fitout and Public Building & Urban Design.

The field of entrants is the largest and arguably the most impressive in the awards series history.

“The calibre of entries keeps getting stronger every year. This is an incredibly positive sign. It reflects the fact that Australia’s architects, designers, builders, product manufacturers and the broader industry have and will continue to improve in terms of sustainability,” says editor of BPN Magazine, David Wheeldon.


Category winners will fight it out for the grand prix – the Best of the Best Award. Last year, this prize went to Bligh Tanner, Wagners & HASSELL for their application of suspended geopolymer concrete floor panels at the University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute.

The project was the first building in the world to utilise such cement-free concrete for suspended construction.

Winners will be announced at a gala awards presentation to be held in Sydney on October 23. For details and to book tickets, please click  HERE or visit

The winners will be chosen by a panel of distinguished experts in sustainable architecture, building design and Australia’s green building industry.

This year’s judges include Caroline Pidcock (PIDCOCK - Architecture + Sustainability), Dick Clarke (Envirotecture), Gerard Reinmuth (UTS and Terroir) and Suzie Barnett (Suzie Barnett Consulting).

To find out more about the projects in the running, please visit

Click through to articles on all 70 finalists below:

Single Dwelling (New)

Caladenia Street House – Strine Environments

Crabtree Residence – Misho + Associates

Desert House – Dunn & Hillam Architects

Forest Lodge ECO House – Chris Kniernam, Code Green

Eco-Balanced 1 – Beaumont Concepts (Image: Warren Reed @ Coast Magazine)

Five Dock House – Sophie Solomon Design

Gladesville House – your abode

Nannup House – Iredale Pedersen Hook architects

Nelson Modular House – Jigsaw Housing

One2six ashton – Sorensen Architects

Solar Sollew – Positive Footprints

Stonewood – Breathe Architecture

The Haven 2 – Kenick Constructions

The Recycled House – Etica Studio

Yatte Yattah House – Tzannes Associates

Single Dwelling (Alterations & Additions)

Colour House – Ande Bunbury Architects

Argyle – S2 design

The Beachmere Project – Sovereign Homes

CASA31_4 Room House – Caroline Di Costa Architect and iredale pedersen hook architects

Light Cannon House – carterwilliamson architects (Image: Katherine Lu)

Sustainability Revisited – BP Architects

Living Room – aardvarc

Multi-density Residential

AE2 Ermington – dKO Architecture and Defence Housing Australia

The Commons – Breathe Architecture

Forte – Lend Lease

13-15 Myrtle Street, North Sydney – Nicholas Dunn + Associates

One Central Park – Ateliers Jean Nouvel and PTW Architects

True North – Altum Constructions

Large Commercial

8 Chifley – Lippmann Partnership in collaboration with Rogers, Stirk Harbour and Partners

Hindmarsh Corporate Centre – k20 Architecture

Legion House – Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (Image: John Gollings & Andrew Chung)

NAB Docklands 700 Bourke St – Woods Bagot

UTS Haberfield Rowing Club – HASSELL

Small Commercial

Outpost 742709-9 – Drew Heath Architects

Simpson Construction Co Offices – Atelier Wagner Architects

JWT Presentation Space – MAKE Architecture

Whites Dispensary – Studio Equator (Image: Anne-Sophie Poirier)

Office Fitout

Australian Postal Corporation South Australian Headquarters Fitout – Swanbury Penglase Architects (Image: Lyndon Stacy)

JWT Presentation Space – MAKE Architecture

NAB Docklands 700 Bourke St – Woods Bagot

Sydney Commonwealth Parliament Offices – Architectus + Ingenhoven

Public Building & Urban Design

Affinity Village Clubhouse – T&Z Architects

Bicheno Surf Life Saving Club & Boathouse – Birrelli art + design + architecture

University of Queensland Global Change Institute – HASSELL

Gordon Library – CK Design International

Katoomba Library – CK Design International

Melville Civic Square Library – CK Design International

Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre at Austin Hospital – Jackson Architecture (Image: Martin Saunders, Tony Miller and Diana Snape)

Prince Alfred Park + Pool Upgrade – Neeson Murcutt Architects

Rippon Lea Roof Reinstatement – Lovell Chen

Sir Samuel Griffith Centre – Cox Rayner Architects

Surf Coast Secondary College – dwp|suters

UTS Haberfield Rowing Club – HASSELL

UWS College Teaching Facility, Bankstown Campus – BKA Architecture

Landscape Design

Birrarung Marr Stormwater Harvesting and Landscape Integration Project – Urban Initiatives and Jones & Whitehead, Cardno and City of Melbourne

Dickson Lyneham Ponds – Glascott Landscape & Civil and Enviro Links Design

Innovation Campus Sustainable Buildings Research Centre – Taylor Brammer Landscape Architects (Image: Olivia Gho)

Noosa Flexible Learning Centre – Bligh Tanner and Fulton Trotter Architects

Prince Alfred Park – Neeson Murcutt Architects & Sue Barnsley Design

Living Room – aardvarc

Innovation of the Year

Replas, Argyle – S2 Design

Ultra Mass Walls, Caladenia Street House by Strine Environments

Next generation COLORBOND steel – BlueScope

DESSO Airmaster with DESSO EcoBase backing – DESSO Australia

The Global Institute of Change Greenwall Project – The Greenwall Company

Net Effect – Interface Aust

MagIQ Touch Controller – Seeley International

Braemar Super-Six – Seeley International

The Smart Living Handbook – Healthy Interiors and Green Moves Australia

SolarAdapt with LoE-366 – Glassworks Insulated Glass Unit