Queensland Architecture Awards announced for 2014
Last Friday evening, local architects dressed up in their finest threads and headed to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre to hear who made the cut in the 2014 Queensland Architecture Awards. Projects from Brisbane and throughout the state were considered across 11 categories, with 34 projects receiving awards and commendations.
The stand out project for the year was the UQ Advanced Engineering Building by Richard Kirk Architecture and HASSELL, which was awarded the FDG Stanley Award for Public Architecture, GHM Addison Award for Interior Architecture and the Harry Marks Award for Sustainable Architecture. The jury expressed that the building embraced setting and place, while setting an exemplar of engagement with renewable resources and local industry.
The Robin Dods Award for Residential Architecture – House (New) went to Charles Wright Architects for its Stamp House in Far North Queensland, followed by James Russell Architect’s Oxlade Drive House. The Highgate Hill House by Twofold Studio and Cox Rayner Architects took out the Queensland Chapter Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions), followed by Owen and Vokes and Peters’ West End Tower. BVN Donovan Hill’s 55 Elizabeth Street development (the modern tower shading John Mills Himself in the city) was awarded the Beatrice Hutton Award for Commercial Architecture, with the jury noting the building’s earthy material palette as a nice contrast to other shiny towers and respectful to the heritage-listed facades adjacent on the street.
The Hayes & Scott Award for Small Project Architecture went to Amalie Wright and Richard Buchanan for their Studio 217 in Spring Hill, which was followed by the Baroona Road Mixed Use Redevelopment by Shane Thompson Architects, which houses Moga in Rosalie. A full list of the winners and citations for all shortlisted projects can be found here.
Image credit: Peter Bennetts.