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    Entries and quality high at the 2017 Newcastle Architecture Awards

    The Australian Institute of Architects is pleased with the high number of quality entries it received for this year’s Newcastle Architecture Awards and believes it reinforces the strength of the Newcastle architectural community.

    The winners of the second Newcastle Architecture Awards since the chapter closure in 2015, were announced at the Merewether Surfhouse on 9 March, with the top honour going to a complex alteration of a modest four-unit, beachside structure by Genton Architecture.

    The jury recognised the ‘enigmatic and innovative’ 43 Ocean Street North Avoca project with both the Award for Excellence and Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing, signalling that it will be a strong contender at the NSW Architecture Awards which will be announced in July.

    Jurors commended the architects for overcoming the challenges of building within tight foreshore exclusion zones and designing for multiple generations of a single family to share the space successfully.

    A project from SHAC was also a dual winner on the night, the ‘delightfully small’ MA House took out the Small Project Architecture and Residential Architecture – Houses (New) categories.

    The jury was impressed with how well the house fulfilled the brief for ‘a home that is small, enforces simple, compact, minimal living, has less space for less stuff and celebrates the sun, the shade, the light and the dark’.

    The Educational Architecture category had joint winners with both Primary Building – Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College by SHAC and The Junction Public School by DWP|Suters being awarded for their ‘quality, clever planning and flexibility in providing opportunity for play and learning.’

    The award winners and commended projects were announced at a presentation held at the Merewether Surfhouse this evening. Awarded projects are now eligible for the NSW Architecture Awards which will be announced on Saturday 1 July.

    AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

    WINNER

    43 Ocean Street North Avoca by Genton Architecture
    Award-for-Excellence_43-Ocean-Street-North-Avoca_Rodrigo-Vargas.jpgPhotography by Rodrigo Vargas

    COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE

    AWARD

    25 Watt Street by EJE Architecture
    Commercial_25-Watt-Street_Murray-McKean.jpgPhotography by Murray McKean

    EDUCATIONAL ARCHITECTURE

    AWARDS

    Primary Building - Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College by SHAC
    Educational_PrimaryBuilding-Bishop-Tyrrell-Anglican-College_Chris-BurgessPhotography.jpgPhotography by Chris Burgess

    The Junction Public School by DWP|Suters
    Educational_The-Junction-Public-School_Richard-Glover.jpgPhotography by Richard Glover

    INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

    AWARD

    John Hunter Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Refurbishment by EJE Architecture
    Interior_John-Hunter-Childrens-Hospital-Refurbishment_Murray-McKean.jpgPhotography by Murray McKean

    COMMENDATION

    • 25 Watt Street by EJE Architecture

    PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE

    AWARD

    St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Belmont by Killen + Doran Architects
    Public_St-Francis-Xavier-Catholic-Church-Belmont_Murray-McKean.jpgPhotography by Murray McKean

    COMMENDATION

    • Kilpatrick Court, Toronto by Jackson Teece

    SMALL PROJECT ARCHITECTURE

    AWARD

    MA House by SHAC
    Small-Projects_MA-House_Alexander-McIntyre.jpgPhotography by Alexander McIntyre

    COMMENDATIONS

    • SHAC Offices Adaptive Reuse by SHAC
    • Innovation Hub by SDA

    URBAN DESIGN

    COMMENDATION

    • 18 Honeysuckle Drive by DWP|Suters

    RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE - HOUSES (ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS)

    AWARD

    Bull Street Residence by Studio Dot
    Houses-AltsAdds_Bull-Street-Residence_Damien-Furey.jpgPhotography by Damien Furey

    COMMENDATION

    • 'Allagai' - Crowe Residence by True North Architects

    RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE - HOUSES (NEW)

    AWARD

    MA House by SHAC
    Houses-New_MA-House_Alexander-McIntyre.jpgPhotography by Alexander McIntyre

    COMMENDATION

    • Lake House Warners Bay by SDA

    RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE - MULTIPLE HOUSING

    AWARD

    43 Ocean Street North Avoca by Genton Architecture
    Multiple-Housing_43-Ocean-Street-North-Avoca_Rodrigo-Vargas.jpgPhotography by Rodrigo Vargas

    SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE

    AWARD

    'Allagai' - Crowe Residence by True North Architects
    Houses-AltsAdds_Allagai-Crowe-Residence_Brigid-Arnott.jpgPhotography by Brigid Arnott

    COMMENDATION

    • St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Belmont by Killen + Doran Architects

    AWARD FOR STEEL ARCHITECTURE

    AWARD

    Battlesticks at Scratchleys by EJE Architecture
    COLORBOND-Battlesticks-at-Scratchleys_EJE-Architecture.jpgImage: EJE Architecture

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