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Australia’s longest-standing sustainable building awards announces this year’s winners



Architectus, Aurecon, Bent Architecture, Defence Housing Australia and EME Design were all recognised in Architecture & Design’s 12th Annual Sustainability Awards ceremony, hosted at The Star in Sydney last-night.


 

Australia’s longest-standing sustainable building awards announces this year’s winners

Architectus, Aurecon, Bent Architecture, Defence Housing Australia and EME Design were all recognised in Architecture & Design’s 12th Annual Sustainability Awards ceremony, hosted at The Star in Sydney last-night.

 

Celebrating its twelfth year, the Sustainability Awards continues to attract projects of the highest calibre. Powered by Infolink Magazine and Architecture & Design – a subsidiary of Indesign Media Asia Pacific – this year’s Sustainability Awards winners herald a new age of design expertise and environmental commitment for Australia’s combined AECO industries.

 

Following the Sustainability Live day-long symposium of seminars, demonstrations, architectural product exhibitions and industry debates, the Sustainability Awards gala ceremony was attended by more than 300 of leading architectural, development, engineering, construction and government professionals, all collaborating on creating a new culture of sustainability in the built environment.

 

As master of ceremonies for this year’s gala evening, Tone Wheeler of Environa Studio presented EME Design with two awards for ‘Passive Butterfly’ in the prestigious Best of the Best category and Single Dwelling Alteration or Addition. According to the jury, the twice-fold recognition for ‘Passive Butterfly’ proves that centuries-old heritage structures can become environmentally-conscious dwellings with the adaptive re-use of sustainable design thinking.

 

Defence Housing Australia was presented two category awards: Green Building of the Year and Multiple Dwelling for ‘The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide’ development in recognition of the project’s commitment to health and wellbeing exceeding Green Star Criteria for VOC emissions, along with upcycling 100 per cent of brick materials from other demolition projects.

 

High-profile projects awarded this year include ‘8 Chifley Square’ by Lippmann Partnership / Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners and ‘One Malop Street’ by Aurecon – both redefining the public domain whilst also proving to be energy-efficient and environmentally-sustainable.

 

A newly added category to the program – the category for Emerging Architect of the Year – was awarded to Jean Graham of Winter Architecture, for Graham’s inspired use of online collaboration between remotely located staff. This year’s jury was particularly inspired by Graham’s democratic approach in broadening the possibilities of architecture to clients who may not be able to readily access the latest advancements in architectural best practice in remote locations.

 

Official Sustainability Awards 2018 Category Winners:

 

Smart Building: ‘8 Chifley Square’ by Lippman Partnership/Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners

Single Dwelling: ‘Drumkerin’ by Mahalath Halperin Architects 

Achievement of Merit: Humberto Urriola, Founder of Atlantis Corporation

Single Dwelling, Addition/Alteration: ‘Passive Butterfly’ by EME Design

Public & Urban Design: ‘krakanilumi’ by Taylor and Hinds Architects

Multiple Dwelling: ‘The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide’ by Defence Housing Australia

Landscape/Biophilia: ‘Phoenix Rooftop’ by Bent Architecture

Interior Architecture: ‘The Burcham’ by Stable Innovations

Innovation/Application: ‘e-Board’ by Winya Indigenous Furniture

Healthcare: Wallen Veterinary Hospital by Crosshatch

Green Building of the Year: ‘The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide’ by Defence Housing Australia

Education & Research: ‘Macquarie University Incubator’ by Architectus

Commercial: ‘One Malop Street’ by Aurecon

Best of the Best: ‘Passive Butterfly’ by EME Design

Emerging Architect of the Year: Jean Graham, Winter Architecture

 

According to Architecture & Design and Infolink editor Branko Miletic, this year was a watershed moment for sustainably architectural practice in Australia:

 

“Not only has the Sustainability Awards become Australia’s longest-running sustainable building awards program, but this years’ entries proved that sustainability and aesthetics have finally become part of one complete package – one that the built industry is now able to offer to the wider public. Therefore, both for the industry and our awards, a new benchmark has been set – one that I hope will see sustainability become the integral component of each, and every built environment across this nation from now on.”

 

Judging was conducted by an esteemed panel of industry experts including: Tim Horton, Registrar of NSW Board of Architects; Suzanne Toumbourou, Executive Director of Sustainable Built Environment Council; Robin Mellon, Supply Chain Sustainability School and Dick Clarke, Director of Envirotecture.

 

 

About the Awards:

The Sustainability Awards is the nation’s most respected awards program for sustainable building and design. The program recognises those pushing for new forms of best practice. Each year, the program brings together industry influencers who share a desire to curtail and reverse the ecological footprint of the AECO sectors’ combined practice including (but not limited to) those who design, manufacture and construct green buildings and products of all sizes and purposes. The awards program is supported by Sustainability Live – a daytime knowledge enterprise by and for highly regarded industry experts, endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Refuel Program.

 

For Media Enquiries, Please Contact:

Branko Miletic: Editor, Architecture and Design

Phone: 02 9018 2039

Email: branko.miletic@architectureanddesign.com.au

Website: https://www.sustainablebuildingawards.com.au/

 

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Figure 1Passive Butterfly-Winner Best of the Best & Single Dwelling Alteration or Addition

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Figure 2 Smart Building: ‘8 Chifley Square’ by Lippman Partnership/Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners

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Figure 3 Emerging Architect of the Year: Jean Graham, Winter Architecture

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Figure 4 Public & Urban Design: ‘krakani lumi’ by Taylor and Hinds Architects

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Figure 5 Commercial: ‘One Malop Street’ by Aurecon

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Figure 6 ‘The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide’ by Defence Housing Australia Winner of Green Building of the Year & Multiple Dwelling

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