Who cleaned up in the 2015 ACT Architecture Awards?
It’s fair to say that Canberrans undervalue the importance of architecture within their city. Too often we dismiss some the building s that surround us on the basis of being a ‘young’ city. In reality, nothing could be further fro the truth.
Molonglo Group - Image: LeeGrant
From Art Deco to Modernism to whatever the hell the Nishi Building is, the broad streets of Canberra are blessed with some truly striking works. Last night, the Australian institute of Architects announced the local winners, and Molonglo Group scooped the pool taking home seven of the 18 awards announced on the night.
Unexpected uses are occupying and evolving in the Precinct in the way that great urban form ideally facilitates. The choices and placement of layering, made in both the intelligent uses and in the kinds of urban elements and forms, all demonstrate how architecture can be so much more than a building.
Fender Katsalidis - NewActon Central Facilities - Image: John Gollings
Other awards scooped by the group were:
- The Sir John Overall Award for Urban Design
- Award for Interior Architecture
- Award for Sustainable Architecture
- Award for Heritage
- Art in Architecture Award
- President’s Medal
Amazing stuff. Click here to see the full list of award-winners, including Wamboin’s stunning Box House by Rob Henry Architects
Craig Tan Architects - Roji Salon - Image: Jaime Diaz Berrio