Five local projects have been honoured at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2014 North Queensland Regional Architecture Awards.
The JCU Education Central by Wilson Architects with Architects North was presented with the main award for the evening—The Walter & Oliver Tunbridge Award for Building of the Year.
“James Cook University’s Education Central is the result of an intense reassessment by the architect and the University as to how contemporary students can learn. The resulting building and spaces are extraordinarily diverse and effective providing an enormously successful learning environment and a major contribution to the university’s urban landscape,” the jury said.
Seven projects, including a cruise terminal, hospital, education facilities, commercial premises and a house, made up the nominations for the awards. Four of these were awarded Regional Commendations by the jury and have progressed to the Queensland Architecture Awards to be announced in Brisbane on 20 June.
A special Enduring Architecture Prize was also given to Lund Hutton Newell and Paulsen for the Townsville City Council Administrative Building.
“This building is a remarkable arrangement of a series of required administration spaces around a central covered court that provides the people of Townsville with one of its most important civic spaces. The development in its overall scheme through to innovative detailed elements is entirely appropriate to the climate and context,” the jury commented.
JCU Education Central by Wilson Architects with Architects North. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones
Townsville Cruise Terminal by Arkhefield. Photo: Angus Martin
Redevelopment of Mt Isa Hospital by Conrad Gargett Riddel and Ancher Mortlock Woolley. Photo by: Jon Linkins
Calvary Christian College Tech by Fulton Trotter Architects. Image: Andrew Rankin
Redevelopment of Mt Isa Hospital, by Conrad Gargett Riddel Ancher Mortlock Woolley
420 Flinders Street, Townsville, by Arkhefield
Townsville Cruise Terminal South, Townsville, by Arkhefield
JCU Education Central, Townsville, by Wilson Architects with Architects North