The 2018 Victorian Architecture Awards showcases another incredible year of exquisite work, illustrating that there is no limit to Australian talent.
Hosted by the Australian Institute of Architects, Victorian Chapter President Amy Muir said, “As reflected in this year’s awards, it’s been a significant year for architecture. In Victoria we have a rich and ingrained culture supporting strong and diverse architectural endeavours. It is always so encouraging to see architects continuing to challenge the status quo in order for our cities and communities to evolve.”
Across 14 categories, 108 of the entries have been shortlisted. The residential category, broken into three categories, illustrates the detail in assessing residential work as structures can articulate a stand alone house, multiple housing and alterations and additions.
Categories like sustainable architecture and public and educational architecture give room to the new wave and progressive thought process that designing for the future will require. 18 Innovation Walk Revitalization Project by Kosloff Architecture, artist Callum Morton and Monash Art Projects (MAP) ‘re-skinned an existing 8 story 1960’s modernist building’ by Stephenson and Turner in 1969, to revolutionise the building to embrace a ‘contemporary manner.’ Integral to the design was ensuring a ‘significant improvement to the environmental performance by providing services that can feed laboratories in the future.’
In the public architecture category, Atrium of Holy Angels Mausoleum by Harmer Architecture, is celebrated for it’s communal element using 8 points of access and circular structure to illustrate ‘a centuries old tradition of arranging places for burial.’ Located at Fawkner Memorial Park, intentional elements in the design and coloring ensure a ‘comforting and welcoming atmosphere.’
Amy Muir continues, “This shortlist defines the many forms outstanding design can take, from projects that provide innovative educational spaces offering varying ways for students to learn and engage, to new housing typologies that create a platform for better community engagement.”
The winners of this year’s program will be presented at the Victorian Chapter’s annual Awards Presentation Dinner, held on the 29th of June.
To view all Exhibition of Entries, visit No Vacancy Gallery from the 22nd of May until the 3rd of June.