Australian architecture firm,Techné have joined Brenchley Architects in the winner’s circle at the 2014 Architizer A+ awards.

Techné Architects was awarded the winner of the Best Bar & Nightclub category for their design of the Prahran Hotel, Victoria. 

The Prahran Hotel was recognised by the jury as the best in its field and the buildings unique street façade—consisting of 17 over-sized concrete pipes stacked to the skyline, was a commended feature.

The 1940s pub redesign in High Street, Prahran followed two distinct briefs: first, to deliver a safe, achievable design and the second, to deliver something outlandish and never before seen in the Australian pub industry. 

Techné’s take on this brief has seen the project earning a global following.

“When you attempt something as unusual as this, you look for other projects around the world that have done it before so you can learn engineering and construction techniques. We couldn’t find any so there was an added complexity in developing the construction methodology. This is all very worthwhile though as the pipe façade is really the defining feature of the pub,” says Justin Northrop of Techné Architects.

Nick Travers, director of Techne Architects was honoured to receive the accolade and recognition.

“We feel honoured to be recognised on such a worldwide platform – especially given the high calibre of projects that were entered in this year’s awards. This project in particular was a joint effort between ourselves, the clients Sand Hill Road and the builders at Visual Builders. So it’s nice to be able to share this recognition with the team.”




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See for a full list of award winners.