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Winning Projects + Highlights From The 2018 Sustainable Building Awards

Architecture

Now in its 12th year, the 2018 Sustainable Building Awards herald a new age of design expertise and environmental commitment for Australia’s architecture, engineering and construction industries.

Following Sustainability Live, a day-long symposium of seminars, demonstrations, architectural product exhibitions and industry debates in Sydney yesterday, the winners were unveiled…

13th October, 2018

Clyde Mews project by Six Degrees. Shortlisted in the Multiple Dwelling category. Photo – courtesy of the Sustainable Building Awards.

Passive Butterfly project by EME Design. Winner in the Best of the Best category. Photo – courtesy of the Sustainable Building Awards.

Passive Butterfly project by EME Design. Winner in the Best of the Best category. Photo – courtesy of the Sustainable Building Awards.

The Shed project by Anderson Architecture. Shortlisted in the Single Dwelling, New category. Photo – courtesy of the Sustainable Building Awards.

krakanilumi project by Taylor & Hinds Architects. Winner in the Public & Urban Design category. Photo – courtesy of the Sustainable Building Awards.

Italianate House project by Renato D’Ettorre Architects. Shortlisted in the Interior Architecture category. Photo – courtesy of the Sustainable Building Awards.

Italianate House project by Renato D’Ettorre Architects. Shortlisted in the Interior Architecture category. Photo – courtesy of the Sustainable Building Awards.

Macquarie University Incubator project by Architectus. Winner in the Education & Research category. Photo – courtesy of the Sustainable Building Awards.

Macquarie University Incubator project by Architectus. Winner in the Education & Research category. Photo – courtesy of the Sustainable Building Awards.

Phoenix Rooftop project by Bent Architecture. Winner in the Landscape & Biophilia category. Photo – courtesy of the Sustainable Building Awards.

The Beehive project by Raffaelo Rosselli / Luigi Rosselli Architects. Shortlisted in the Commercial category. Photo – courtesy of the Sustainable Building Awards.

Clyde Mews project by Six Degrees. Shortlisted in the Multiple Dwelling category. Photo – courtesy of the Sustainable Building Awards.

Elle Murrell
Saturday 13th October 2018

‘This years’ entries proved that sustainability and aesthetics have finally become part of one complete package’ – Branko Miletic.

‘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,’ announced Branko Miletic, Editor of Infolink Magazine and Architecture & Design, which organise the Sustainable Building Awards. ‘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.’

EME Design received two awards with their project Passive Butterfly, taking out the Best of the Best category and Single Dwelling Alteration or Addition. The jury commended the home for proving that ‘centuries-old heritage structures can become environmentally-conscious dwellings with the adaptive re-use of sustainable design thinking’.

Another twice-recognised firm was Defence Housing Australia, the recipient of the Green Building of the Year and Multiple Dwelling for The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide. This development was recognised for its ‘commitment to health and wellbeing exceeding Green Star Criteria for VOC emissions, along with upcycling 100 percent of brick materials from other demolition projects’.

2018 also saw the addition of the new category Emerging Architect of the Year, which was awarded to Jean Graham of Winter Architecture, for an ‘inspired use of online collaboration between remotely located staff’. Jurors 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 highlighted Jean’s democratic approach and work in broadening the possibilities of architecture to clients with disadvantaged access in remote locations.

The Full Winners List

Best of the Best

Passive Butterfly by EME Design

Emerging Architect of the Year

Jean Graham, Winter Architecture

Green Building of the Year

The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide by Defence Housing Australia

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

Education & Research

Macquarie University Incubator by Architectus

Commercial

One Malop Street by Aurecon

 

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