51 Australian projects by 34 Architecture firms have been included in the shortlist for the World Architecture Festival Awards that will be judged in Singapore this October.

This includes BVN Donovan Hill, Cox Rayner Architects, Hassell, Woodhead, JPW, Neeson Murcutt, Cox Architecture and ARM Architecture, all of which have multiple listings.

Past Australian winners include Bates Smart in partnership with Billard Leece for the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, fjmt for Darling Quarter in Sydney, and the Shearer’s Quarter in North Bruny Island by John Wardle Architects.

As the largest festival and live awards programme for the global architecture community, WAF attracts entries from across the world in over 40 separate categories ranging from civic and community to future projects.

Winner of Villa Project of the Year 2012: Shearer's Quarter on North Bruny Island, Australia, John Wardle Architects

It is anticipated that more than 300 architecture practices will travel to Singapore to present their projects to 95 international judges, who will work in juries to decide the winning projects.

“The increasing number of Australian projects being shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival awards is a tremendous confidence booster for Australian architects,” says National Director of BVN Donovan Hill James Grose.

“For some time now, Australian architecture has been defined on the world stage by its derivation from the unique landscape. As urban projects become more prominent, Australian design is incrementally making our cities equal to anywhere in the world.”

Shortlisted Australian projects:

Completed buildings

Civic and Community

Marysville Police Station by Kerstin Thompson Architects, Australia

West Kimberley Regional Prison by TAG Architects and iredale pedersen hook architects, architects in association


Australian Age of Dinosaurs Visitor Centre by Cox Rayner Architects

The National Arboretum by Taylor Cullity Lethlean & Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

The Warratah Studio by studio505 Pty Ltd


Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre by Billard Leece Partnership

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre by BVN Donovan Hill Australia

Higher Ed/research

Kangan Institute, Automotive Centre of Excellence, Stage 2 by Gray Puksand

Knox Innovation, Opportunity and Sustainability Centre (KIOSC) by Woods Bagot

Sunshine Construction Futures by Cox Architecture

Swanston Academic Building, RMIT University by Lyons

The University of Queensland Advanced Engineering Building by Richard Kirk Architect + HASSELL - Architects in association

Translational Research Institute by Wilson Architects + Donovan Hill Architects in Association


HOUSE House by Andrew Maynard Architects

Lavender Bay Boatshed by Stephen Collier Architects

The Left-Over-Space House by Cox Rayner Architects; Casey and Rebekah Vallance


Aria by MPRDG Pty Ltd; MPR Design Group

Oracle by DBI Design

New and Old

Benson Radiology by Tridente Architects


One One One Eagle Street by Cox Rayner Architects


Adelaide Desalination Plant and Kauwi Interpretive Centre by Woodhead

Medhurst Winery by Folk Architects


DACA - Dapto Anglican Church Auditorium by Silvester Fuller

St Barnabas Church by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp


Dallas Brooks Community Primary School by McBride Charles Ryan


Perth Arena by ARM+CCN

Prince Alfred Park + Pool Upgrade by City of Sydney c/o Neeson Murcutt Architects Pty Ltd

Wanangkura Stadium by ARM Architecture


South Morang Rail Extension by Cox Architecture

Sydney Cruise Terminal by Johnson Pilton Walker Architects


Point King Residence by HASSELL


Landscape Projects


Prince Alfred Park + Pool Upgrade by City of Sydney c/o Neeson Murcutt Architects Pty Ltd; Neeson Murcutt Architects Pty Ltd

The Australian Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean; Greg Burgess Architects; Kirsten Thompson Architects


Future Projects


Melbourne Girls Grammar School by BVN Donovan Hill


Brisbane Ferry Terminals Post-Flood Recovery by Cox Rayner Architects

Leisure-led development

North Byron Beach Resort Stage 1 by Shane Thompson Architects


Consulting Suites by Shane Thompson Architects


For the complete shortlist, please visit www.worldarchitecture.com

Images: http://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/