Winners of the 18th annual Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) Building Design Awards have been announced.

Covering some of Victoria’s most impressive building design projects, the awards have recognised projects in a wide range of categories including residential design, interior design, heritage conservation, energy efficiency, environmental sustainability, and the full range of non-residencial design, including commercial, industrial and public buildings.

Judges were impressed with the high calibre of aesthetic design offered by building designers to residential and non-residential projects.

Entries were judged on the quality of the design process with a focus on design excellence.

Elements such as architectural form, neighbourhood or landscape context, environmental sustainability, cost-effectiveness and innovative use or materials and technology were taken into account.

BDAV president Michael O’Sullivan says the awards celebrated excellence in design offered by Victoria’s most talented building designers.

They showcase the high quality of building design offered to Victorians, and our judges were again impressed by the standard of entries received this year, O’Sullivan says.

 “Winners demonstrated innovation, expertise, and collaborated strong aesthetics and environmental considerations to create winning projects.”

Building Design of the Year was awarded to a warehouse-style home – Rose of South Yarra – designed by Wilson id Pty Ltd.

Excellence in use of glass, brick and timber were just some of the other awards the Rose of South Yarra house designed by Wilson id Pty Ltd took away.

Its robust and eccentric design that embraced the atmosphere of Melbourne’s cafe and laneway culture helped it win the top prize, and an impressive eight awards in total.

Two Victorian building designers won the BDAV’s 10-Star Challenge Award for conceptualising 10-Star energy-efficient homes that combined admirable design with efficient planning solutions and creative use of materials.

The 10-Star Challenge Single Dwelling Award was won by MichSquared Design in collaboration with Emma Schmutzer and Fatih Teck.

MichSquared Design, in collaboration with Emma Schmutzer and Fatih Teck, was awarded the 10-Star Challenge Single Dwelling Award, with Melbourne Design Studios receiving the 10-Star Challenge Multi-Residential Award.

Melbourne Design Studios received the Multi-Residential Award in the 10-Star Challenge for this design.

The 2013 BDAV Building Design Awards are proudly sponsored by BlueScope Steel, Architectural Window Systems, James Hardie Australia, Kingspan Insulation, WoodSolutions, bankmecu, CSR, Tait Timber and Hardware, Rylock, and are supported by Australian Window Association and Universal Magazines.

For a full list of winners, visit the BDAV wesbite.