Last night over 200 attendees squeezed in to hear the annual ArchiTeam Awards announcement at 5 Easey Upstairs in Collingwood, Vic. With 150 entries, it was the biggest ArchiTeam Awards to date, with many of the winning projects coming from outside of Victoria, showing the increased national reach ArchiTeam Cooperative has achieved in recent years.
Type Street Apartment by Tsai Design took out the prestigious overall prize, the ArchiTeam Medal, as well as the Small Project Medal, and shared the Residential – Alterations & Additions Award with Green Shutter House by OOF! Architecture. Commendations were presented to Tudor Revival by Warc Studio; Art House by Winwood Mckenzie Architecture; and Manly House I by EM Architects.
The Residential New Award was won by Western Australian member Philip Stejskal Architecture for the Blinco Street House. Commendations were awarded to Triangle House by Molecule, and Coogee House II by Sydney member Madeleine Blanchfield Architects.
Caroma on Collins by Archier won the Commercial Award. Surry Hills Surry Hills (Little Albion Guest House) by Sydney-based Terence Yong Architecture, Shed (Architecture) with Archemy, Space Control (Interior Design); and Polyglot by mcmahon and nerlich both received commendations.
Sonelo design studio received a Commendation for their Warne Street Residences in the Unbuilt Award category.
The Community Award was given to the Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre by Queensland member bud brannigan architects. Commendations were awarded to Northside Boulders by Green Sheep Collective and Free to Feed by Circle Studio Architects.
Commendations were jointly awarded to 4 entries in the Contribution and Innovation category – Accessibility in the Built Environment by Visionary; New Architects Melbourne (NAM) by New Architects Melbourne (NAM); Sydney Architecture Walks by Eoghan Lewis; and Our City Our Square campaign by Citizens for Melbourne – all contributed greatly to Australian Architecture in a variety of innovative ways.
Our City Our Square campaign by the Citizens for Melbourne was additionally awarded the Sustainability Medal.
The People’s Choice was won by WALA for Downside Up House.
ArchiTeam would like to thank all the members who entered this year’s awards, and the sponsors and Judges who assisted us.
The Judges of this year’s awards were JUSTINE CLARK, Awards Chair @parlour; STEFFEN WELSCH Steffen Welsch Architecture; MARIKA NEUSTUPNY, NMBW Architecture Studio; CHRISTINE MAJOR Welsh + Major; MARK AUSTIN Austin Maynard Architects; MIRIAM GREENTribe Studio Architecture and DELIA TESCHENDORFF Delia Teschendorff Architecture
The annual ArchiTeam Awards celebrate the contribution of small, medium and emerging practices to the Australian architectural landscape.
Congratulations to all ArchiTeam members who were finalists, and to those who received commendations and awards. You can listen to some of the finalists speak about their projects on Friday 16 November, more information here.
Additional events during the exhibition are as follows:
- Wednesday 22 November – New Architects Melbourne (NAM) Present…
- Saturday 24 November – Open House Melbourne Present… Make Your Own World: How to be an Architect
The exhibition of all entries is open until Saturday 24 November.