The Australian Institute of Architects is Oz’s peak body for the architectural profession, representing almost 11,000 members across Australia and overseas. The Institute is all about improving the quality of our built environment by promoting quality, responsible, and sustainable design.
Run by the Victorian Chapter of the Institute, the 2019 awards program spotlights the importance of building sustainable communities through carefully considered, robust, and long-term interventions for Victoria’s cities and regions.
‘At a time where we are acutely aware of the issues that our industry is facing due to increased procurement and economic pressures, the awards provide an opportunity to acknowledge the significant efforts made by architects, clients, consultants and contractors to provide quality built outcomes,’ says Victorian Chapter President Amy Muir.
Notably, the number of heritage projects entered this year has almost doubled from 2018, with Amy commenting that this highlights the importance of supporting varied approaches to work carefully within existing conditions.
‘Most importantly, sustainability in design needs to be understood through the lens of longevity, going beyond short-term gains and visions. This is a prevailing message highlighted in our shortlisted projects this year,’ she adds. ‘All good buildings require a considered and collaborative design process. It is these projects that provide the best outcomes for delivering permanent benefits to communities at large.’
Independent juries selected their shortlist from of 248 entries, all of which form part of a current exhibition that you can see at Melbourne’s No Vacancy Gallery. Victorian winners will be announced on June 28th, and will be eligible for the 2019 National Architecture Awards program later in the year.
Hover your cursor over each photograph for details. You can also see the full shortlist here.
Exhibition Of Entries – 2019 Victorian Architecture Awards
Until April 21st
34-40 Jane Bell Ln, (QV)