Design Is…, an international architecture and design awards
program, has released the 2014 winners list for the Asia Pacific region which features
two Australian architectural projects.
The program is sponsored by commercial flooring company,
Shaw Contract Group (SCG) and requires that all entries emphasise a flooring
design that utilises a product from the company’s range.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority project
designed by peckvonhartel Architects and the Melton Library and Learning Hub by
Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT) were announced as winners in the Government
category from the Asia Pacific region and will now continue on to the global
edition of the awards.
According to SCG Australia General Manager, Paul McCosker,
the peckvonhartel (pictured above) and FJMT projects (pictured below) represented the highest calibre of work
within the government/civic segment.
“A global panel of judges consisting of some of the most
profound voices in global architecture and design selected 40 winners out of
more than 350 entries submitted from 25 countries,”McCosker said.
“There were 16 Australian and New Zealand entries and we are
elated to see two of these entries advance to the Global Award program,” he
Market Award winners will be recognized in SCG’s annual
NeoCon magazine and featured on shawcontractgroup.com. They are also a part of
People’s Choice voting which concludes Friday 11 July, 2014.
Global winners will be announced in September and according
to SCG will be promoted through marketing materials, media promotion and an
advertisement campaign in leading architecture and design publications
In addition, winning firms receive $2,000 to donate to the
school or organization of their choice.
The awards are organised into market categories, from which
winners of each group will continue on to be entered in the global awards
program and People’s Choice voting.
- Public Space
- Large Office (greater than 50,000 square feet)
- Midsize Office (10,000 – 50,000 square feet)
- Small Office (less than 10,000 square feet)
SCG shows ten projects from Australia that were entered in
this year’s program including:
- The Australian Communications and Media
Authority by peckvonhartel - Government category winner.
- Toyota WA Head Office by Roxby Architects
- Department of Environment and Primary Industries
Attwood Redevelopment Stage 1 by Spowers
- Melton Library and Learning Hub by Francis-Jones
Morehen Thorp - Government category winner
- MEGT Ability by Curtis + Whitfield
- Auckland Girls Grammar School i-Centre by Brewer
Davidson Architects Ltd
- Taylors Lakes Secondary College Performing Arts
Centre by Shanley Management Services
- Australian Communications and Media Authority by
- Chester Hill Library by QOH architects
- Aqualink Box Hill by Williams Ross Architects
Images: peckvonhartel - Ian Ten Seldom Photography, FJMT - Supplied