Several of the winning projects at the 2017 Victorian Architecture Awards featured acoustic and decorative panels from Atkar in their designs.

The top prize, the Victorian Architecture Medal was won by the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) designed by an architectural team of Silver Thomas Hanley, DesignInc and McBride Charles Ryan (STHDI+MCR). VCCC competed against more than 200 entrants for the medal, and also won the William Wardell Award for Public Architecture.

Atkar’s acoustic and decorative panels were showcased throughout the Welcome Hall of the VCCC.

Frank Bartlett Library and Moe Service Centre, which won the Joseph Reed Award for Urban Design, also featured Atkar panels. The award-winning project was designed by Architects fjmt. Atkar panels were also used in the Bunurong Memorial Park project, designed by BVN, and the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, designed by Lyons Architects, both of which won the Architecture Awards for Public Architecture.

Run by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), the annual Victorian Architecture Awards recognise the best of Victorian architecture. The Named Award and Architecture Award winners will go on to compete in the National Architecture Awards, to be announced in November.