Five winners and six commendations were announced at the 2014 International Architecture Awards held by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA).
Chosen from a field of 24 entries, the winners were for the first time recognised in project categories, which span public, residential, commercial, interior and small project architecture.
Denton Corker Marshall’s Stonehenge Exhibition + Visitor Centre won the Award for Public Architecture, praised by jury chair and 2013 Institute Gold Medallist Peter Wilson for doing justice to the UNESCO World Heritage site.
“Its lightness and reversibility [gives] dignity to the solidity and timelessness of the standing stones 2.4 km away beyond the horizon,” Wilson said.
Stonehenge Exhibition Visitor Centre by Denton Corker Marshall. Image: James Davies
PARKROYAL on Pickering by WOHA in Singapore bagged yet another international prize, this time taking out the Award for Commercial Architecture. The jury noted that it was successful in achieving a fine balance between the natural and the cultural.
PARKROYAL on Pickering by WOHA. Image: Patrick Bingham Hall
Kerry Hill Architects dominated the Residential Architecture category, receiving an Award for the Sukhothai Residences in Bangkok, as well as a Commendation for Urban Suites.
The Sukhothai Residences by Kerry Hill Architects. Image: Albert Lim
The Interior Architecture category went to BVN Donovan Hill, with the judges presenting ASB North Wharf the top award. The practice’s Regional Terminal at Christchurch Airport, a joint development with Air New Zealand and Christchurch International Airport and completed in association with Kasmax, also received a commendation.
ASB North Wharf by BVN Donovan Hill. Image: John Gollings
Finally, [email protected] by Marra and Yeh Architects was considered to be an “ideal recipient” for the Award for Small Project Architecture, while “boasting an exemplary list of ecological and environmental credentials”.
[email protected] by Marra and Yeh Architects. Image: Brett Boardman
The five projects honoured with an International Award now progress to the National Architecture Awards, which will be be announced on November 6 in Darwin. They will compete for the Jorn Utzon Award for International Architecture.
Full list of winners:
Award – Stonehenge Exhibition + Visitor Centre by Denton Corker Marshall
Commendation – Binus Kindergarten and Primary School by Denton Corker Marshall Jakarta (PT Duta Cermat Mandiri)
Commendation – Phoenix Valley Youth Palace & Grand Theatre by studio505
Award – The Sukhothai Residences by Kerry Hill Architects
Commendation – Urban Suites by Kerry Hill Architects
Award – PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore by WOHA
Commendation – Asia Square by Denton Corker Marshall
Award – ASB North Wharf by BVN Donovan Hill
Commendation – Regional Terminal at Christchurch Airport, a joint development between Air New Zealand and Christchurch International Airport by BVN Donovan Hill in association with Jasmax
SMALL PROJECT ARCHITECTURE
Award – [email protected] by Marra + Yeh Architects
Commendation – Kunshan Modular Pavilions by Brearley Architects + Urbanists (B.A.U.)