Australian practice, McBride Charles Ryan has received a category prize at the 2016 World Architecture News Awards.

The firm’s Ivanhoe Grammar Senior Years and Science Centre in Melbourne took out the Colour in Architecture Award in the world’s largest international architectural awards program.

The cylindrical building, inspired by kaleidoscopes and the idea of the thunder egg – a rough stone that contains mineral crystals inside, beat six shortlisted projects for the prize including Australia’s own Bendigo Library Redevelopment by MGS Architects and Spectrum Apartments in Box Hill, Melbourne by Kavellaris Urban Design.

Also announced was the WAN Commercial Award for 2016 which feature joint winners Manshausen Island Resort in Norway by Stinessen Arkitektur and Robin Partington & Partners’ One New Street Square in London.

The WAN Awards program is spread out over the course of a calendar year. Residential, Adaptive Reuse and Mixed Use category prizes have already been announced with no success for Australian architects.