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    New Canberra precinct by Fender Katsalidis crowned at ACT Architecture Awards

    David Wheeldon

    Pictured above: The NewActon Precinct by Fender Katsalidis Architects.  Photo: John Gollings

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    The NewActon Precinct by Fender Katsalidis Architects has taken a swathe of honours in the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2015 ACT Architecture Awards announced Saturday 20 June.

    The Canberra precinct was awarded the Chapter’s highest honour, the Canberra Medallion, in addition to accolades across Heritage, Interior Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Urban Design and Art, making it the most awarded project of the night.

    Over ten years in the making, NewActon was lauded by the jury for turning an ‘underdeveloped part of the city into a vibrant hub’.

    “The design and creation of a highly successful, completely new urban community, over a relatively short period of time, is a rare event in a city. The NewActon Precinct is an outstanding example of strategic urban planning and design where a developer and a wide-ranging team of designers have collaborated “to get it right”, the jury said.

    “It is an excellent example of how architectural design can invigorate the heart of a city and make it pulse."

    Seven projects were awarded for residential architecture in a category that dominated the entry field, with 40 per cent of all entries submitted in the three sub categories of Houses (New), Houses (Alterations and Additions) and Multiple Housing.

    Box House by Rob Henry Architects received the Malcolm Moir and Heather Sutherland Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New).

    “The Box House has a thoughtfulness and consistency throughout its design. Although designed to be fire-resistant the design is open, warm and welcoming. Box House stands as a beautiful and robust place to live,” the jury noted.

    In addition to the jury’s choice, members of the public were able to select their favourite residential project from Houses (New), Houses (Alterations and Additions) and Renovations in the annual People’s Choice Award with the honour going to Szychowski Residence by adhami pender architecture.

     

    Full list of winning projects:

    Educational Architecture

    Enrico Taglietti Award – John Paul College Performing Arts Centre by Collins Caddaye Architects (Pictured above. Photography: Stefan Postles)

    2-Educational_DarylJacksonAlastairSwayn_TheSnowCentreforEducation_JohnGollings.jpgCommendation – The Snow Centre for Education in the Asian Century by Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn (Pictured above. Photography: John Gollings)

    Enduring Architecture

    Enduring_DirkBolt-Associates_BurgmannCollege.jpgAward – Burgmann College by Dirk Bolt & Associates 1971 (Pictured above. Photography:

    Heritage

    Award – NewActon Pavilion Reconstruction by Fender Katsalidis Architects

    05-Heritage_CoxArchitecture_ConservatoryHouse_RodrigoVargas.jpgAward – Conservatory House by Cox Architecture (Pictured above. Photography: Rodrigo Vargas)

    Interior Architecture

    Interior_CunninghamMartynDesign_AustraliaintheGreatWar_JohnGollings.jpgW Hayward Morris Award – ‘Australia in the Great War’, Australian War Memorial by Cunningham Martyn Design (Pictured above. Photography: John Gollings)

    Award – NewActon Pavilion Reconstruction – Molonglo Group Offices by Fender Katsalidis Architects

    Commendation – The Snow Centre for Education in the Asian Century by Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn

    Public Architecture

    Public_Townsend-AssociatesArchitects_PRCEmbassyPoolEnclosure_John-Gollings.jpgRomaldo Giurgola Award – PRC Embassy Pool Enclosure by Townsend + Associates Architects. Pictured above. Photography: John Gollings)

    Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)

    10-Res-AA_JoannaNelsonArchitect_BoomerangHouse_Dianna-Snape.jpgGene Willsford Award – Boomerang House by Joanna Nelson Architect. Pictured above. Photography: Dianna Snape)

    Award – Altman Hinkson House by Philip Leeson Architects

    Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

    12-Res-New_RobHenryArchitects_BoxHouse_AarthiAyyarBiddle.jpgMalcolm Moir and Heather Sutherland Award – Box House by Rob Henry Architects. Pictured above. Photography: Aarthi Ayyar Biddle).

    Award – Harvey Taylor House by Philip Leeson Architects

    Award – Wonga Street House by Jigsaw Housing

    Commendation – OS House by Ben Walker Architects

    Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

    16-Res-Multi_MarcusGrahamArchitect_Lowanna_Chalk-Studio.JPGSydney Ancher Award – Lowanna by Marcus Graham Architect. Pictured above. Photography: Chalk Studio)

    Small Project Architecture

    17-Small_CraigTanArchitects_RojiSalon_JaimeDiazBerrio.jpgAward– Roji Salon by Craig Tan Architects. Pictured above. Photography: Jamie Diaz Berrio).

    Commendation – Altree Court Sun Shade by adhami pender architecture

    Sustainable Architecture

    Award – NewActon Nishi Commercial by Fender Katsalidis Architects.

    Commendation – Esperance by Collins Caddaye Architects

    Urban Design

    21-Urban_FenderKatsalidis_NewActonPrecinct_CourtesyofColliers.jpgSir John Overall Award – NewActon Precinct by Fender Katsalidis Architects. Pictured above. Photography: courtesy of Colliers)

    Commendation – Drakeford Drive Pedestrian Bridge by Tait Waddington Page 3 of 3

    COLORBOND Award for Steel Architecture

    23-Colorbond_Townsend-AssociatesArchitects_PRCEmbassyPoolEnclosure_John-Gollings.jpgAward – PRC Embassy Pool Enclosure by Townsend + Associates Architects. Pictured above. Photography: John Gollings).

     

    Additional Prizes

    • Canberra Medallion – NewActon Precinct by Fender Katsalidis Architects
    • Light in Architecture Prize – PRC Embassy Pool Enclosure by Townsend + Associates Architects
    • Art in Architecture Award – NewActon Precinct by Fender Katsalidis Architects
    • Mervyn Willoughby-Thomas Renovation Award – Kaleen Conversion by Allan Spira Architect
    • President’s Medal – The Molonglo Group
    • Clem Cummings Medal – Jon Stanhope
    • Emerging Architect Prize – Yuri Leong
    • Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn Graduate Prize – Savita Gaonkar
    • ACT Chapter Student Medallion – Alexander Gorecki
    • John Redmond Prize – Amanda Marshall
    • Cox Architecture Student Design Prize – First – Threading the Space by Benjamin Vu
    • Cox Architecture Student Design Prize – Second – City Baths by Stewart Youngblutt
    • Cox Architecture Student Design Prize – Third– Hybrid Motortecture by Winnie Wong Ka Wing
    • Cox Architecture Student Design Prize – Third – Path, Hearth, Observatory by Zikki Han

     

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