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The Winners Of The 2019 Victorian Architecture Awards Are Announced!

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You might have noticed, we’ve been a little State-proud lately! No apologies, we’re about to gush again about how great things are in The Garden State/The Place to Be/The Education State (refer to the relevant descriptor, depending how old your car is!).

On the weekend, the Australian Institute of ArchitectsVictorian Chapter announced the winners of the 2019 Victorian Architecture awards, and we are VERY excited about the projects that took out the residential categories…

1st July, 2019

North Melbourne House, NMBW Architecture Studio, took out the top prize: The Harold Desbrowe Annear Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New). 
Photo – Peter Bennetts.

North Melbourne House, NMBW Architecture Studio. Photo – Peter Bennetts.

Whitlam Place, Freadman White in collaboration with Anon Studio. Photo – Tom Ross.

Whitlam Place, Freadman White in collaboration with Anon Studio. Photo – Tom Ross.

Whitlam Place, Freadman White in collaboration with Anon Studio. Photo – Tom Ross.

Caroline House, Kennedy Nolan. Photo – Derek Swalwell.

Caroline House, Kennedy Nolan. Photo – Derek Swalwell.

Caroline House, Kennedy Nolan. Photo – Derek Swalwell.

Caroline House, Kennedy Nolan. Photo – Derek Swalwell.

RACV Tiny Home, Maddison Architects. Photo – Erin Davis-Hartwig.

Garden Wall House, MAKE Architecture. Photo – Sean Fennessy.

Fitzroy Terrace, Taylor Knights. Photo – Peter Clarke.

Hawthorn House, Edition Office. Photo – Ben Hosking.

Hawthorn House, Edition Office. Photo – Ben Hosking.

Daylesford Longhouse, Partners Hill. Photo – Rory Gardiner.

Sandy Point House, Kennedy Nolan. Photo – Derek Swalwell.

Springhill House, Lovell Burton Architecture. Photo – Ben Hosking.

Elle Murrell
Monday 1st July 2019

The Australian Institute of Architects is the undisputed authority on great Australian homes and public buildings.

We’ve been running you through the shortlists of its prestigious awards programs in each state over the last few months, but now, the anticipation (partly) ends. We have the winners of the 2019 Victorian Architecture Awards.

Across 14 categories, 66 awards were given from a pool of 89 shortlisted projects and 248 overall entries. Victorian Chapter President Amy Muir reflected that these awards are a time for architects to celebrate and reflect on the inherent value that collaboration brings to the process of delivering holistic and compelling outcomes for the evolution of Victoria’s built landscape.

‘Successful built outcomes across our cities and regions are the product of collaborative relationships. It’s a team effort between clients, architects, consultants and contractors. Through this, we are able to build sustainable communities and create lasting legacies for our cities and regions,’ said Amy. ‘Regardless of the scale and scope of the project, it is always quality and longevity that determine the extent of the transformative impact architecture can have on people’s lives. Engendering positive social outcomes through architecture is increasingly important for the well-being of our communities.’

Projects that received an architecture award or a named award (and are listed below) will now progress to compete in the National Architecture Awards program – congrats!

Winners Residential Architecture – Houses

The Harold Desbrowe Annear Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

North Melbourne House by NMBW Architecture Studio

Architecture Awards
Hawthorn House by Edition Office
Sandy Point House by Kennedy Nolan
Springhill House by Lovell Burton Architecture
House in the Hills by Sean Godsell Architects
Daylesford Longhouse by Partners Hill

Commendations
Fitzroy Lane by Kennedy Nolan
Canopy House by Leeton Pointon Architects & Interiors
Bluff House by Rob Kennon Architects

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

The Best Overend Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Scarborough and Welkin by Justin Mallia Architecture

Architecture Award

Whitlam Place by Freadman White in collaboration with Anon Studio

Commendations
Hawke & King by Six Degrees Architects
Nth Fitzroy Apartments by Fieldwork

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)

The John and Phyllis Murphy Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
Powell Street House by Robert Simeoni Architects

Architecture Awards
Caroline House by Kennedy Nolan

Garden Wall House by Make Architecture
Fitzroy Terrace by Taylor Knights

Commendations

Light Corridor House by Figr
Oak House by Kennedy Nolan

Small Project Architecture

The Kevin Borland Award For Small Project Architecture
Doubleground by Muir + Openwork

Architecture Awards

Jock Comini Reserve Amenities by Kerstin Thompson Architects
Super Field by Baracco+Wright Architects

Commendation
New Agency by Sibling Architecture

Interior Architecture

The Marion Mahony Award For Interior Architecture
Powell Street House by Robert Simeoni Architects

Architecture Awards
Denton Corker Marshall Studio by Denton Corker Marshall
The Club Stand by Bates Smart

Commendation
Whitlam Place by Freadman White in collaboration with Anon Studio
2 Southbank by BVN

Kia Ora Apartment by Baracco+Wright Architects

Sustainable Architecture

The Alan and Beth ColdIcutt Award for Sustainable Architecture
Parliament of Victoria Members’ Annexe by Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design

Architecture Awards

Scarborough and Welkin by Justin Mallia Architecture

Commendations

Eltham North Adventure Playground by Gardiner Architects with Jeavons Landscape Architects
RACV Tiny Home by Maddison Architects

Hawke & King by Six Degrees Architects

Review the winners of the additional categories: Urban Design, Heritage, Commercial Architecture,
Public Architecture, Educational Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, and Steel Architecture here.

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