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:
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
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
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
Melbourne Girls Grammar School by BVN Donovan Hill
Brisbane Ferry Terminals Post-Flood Recovery by Cox Rayner Architects
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