Viridian  congratulates the winners of their 2012 Vision Awards announced recently at the 2012 National Architecture Conference in Brisbane.

The Vision Awards are designed to celebrate and promote the energy efficient and innovative use of glass in Australian architecture. Now in its 4th year, the Awards have become even more competitive with the addition of a new 'Overall Vision Award' category.

According to Viridian’s Commercial Channel Manager Anthony Gunther who presented the awards, the quality of entries this year was of an exceptionally high standard. The judging panel consisting of industry representatives were split in their decision-making in one of the categories leading them to select joint winners for the Residential Creative Interior Glass Application award.

He added that the entrants profiled in all five categories showcased the increasingly sophisticated and innovative ways in which glass applications were being used to transform buildings and living environments in projects throughout the country.

Viridian products such as ThermoTech E double glazed glass, DecorColour laminated glass, ComfortPlus Neutral glass, VFloat toughened glass, Low E laminated toughened glass, DigiGlass stained glass and VLam clear glass were used in these projects.

Andrew Maynard Architects was the recipient of the 'Overall Vision Award' for their work on the Hill House project, winning a prize trip to Venice with two passes to the exclusive opening of the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.

2012 Vision Award category winners:
  • Residential Energy Efficient Glass Design and Overall 2012 Vision Award Winner: Andrew Maynard Architects for Hill House
  • Residential Creative Interior Glass Application - Joint Winners: Fiona Winzar Architects for the Victoria Road House and Carterwilliamson Architects for Bondi House
  • Commercial Energy Efficient Glass Design: H2o Architects for the Swinburne University Advanced Technologies Centre
  • Commercial Creative Interior Glass Application: Vincent Chrisp Architects for the Centre for Sustainable Water Management
All winners received $1,000 each in prize money.

Complete details of the winning projects are available online on the Viridian website.