AAMI Park scoops the pool

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium - 01/05/2010

Friday night saw the winners of 2011 Victoria Architecture Awards announced and it was AAMI Park by Cox Architecture unsurprisingly scooping the pool. AAMI Park otherwise known as “the rectangular stadium” or “idontwearblack’s favourite building eva” took out the night’s highest honour in the form of the Victorian Architecture Medal along with the Melbourne Prize, the William Wardell Award for Public Architecture and the Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture. All bias aside, this is one of best buildings that has been produced in Melbourne in a while in terms of the way it has been resolved in all areas of design.

Other multiple award winners were John Wardle Architects picking up awards for the Victoria University Learning Commons and Exercise Sports Science Project (for the building with the longest name) and 500 Bourke Street, NH Architecture for the Myer Redevelopment, Elenberg Fraser for the A’Beckett Tower and Kerstin Thompson Architects for MUMA.

Two of my favourite categories are the Residential and the Residential Alterations & Additions categories (basically because I’m looking to steal ideas for my own house) and it was pleasing to see NMBW Architecture Studio pick up the main award for their Sorrento House as well as idontwearblack favourites, nest architects pick up a gong for their Boston Villa project.

Congratulations to all the winners and seeing as I can’t talk about you all I have listed all the winners below:

Victorian Architecture Medal
AAMI Park – Cox Architecture

Melbourne Prize
AAMI Park – Cox Architecture

William Wardell Award Public Architecture
AAMI Park – Cox Architecture

Architecture Award – Public New
Swinburne University Advanced Technologies Centre – H2O
Carrum Downs 24hr Police Station – Kerstin Thompson Architects
Victoria University Learning Commons & Exercise Sports Science Project – John Wardle Architects

ColorBond Award for Steel Architecture
AAMI Park – Cox Architecture

Architecture Award – ColorBond
A’Beckett Tower – Elenberg Fraser

Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media
Ivan Rijavec & John Gollings – NOW + WHEN (State Award)
Justine Clarke – Architecture Australia (National Award)
Peter Maddison – Grand Designs (National Award)

Joseph Reed Award for Urban Design
500 Bourke Street Podium Redevelopment – John Wardle Architects

Sir Osborn McCutcheon Award for Commercial Architecture
Myer Bourke Street Redevelopment – NH Architecture

Architecture Awards – Commercial Architecture
Crown Metropol – Bates Smart
500 Bourke Street Redevelopment – John Wardle Architects

Architecture Award – Heritage
East Melbourne House – Atelier Wagner

Marion Mahony Award – Interior Architecture
Monash Uni Museum of Art – Kerstin Thompson Architects

Architecture Awards – Interior Architecture
Newmarket Hotel  – Six Degrees
The Waiting Room – 1:1 Architecture

Award for Small Project Architecture
River Studios – Breathe Architecture

Architecture Award – Small Project Architecture
Habitat 21 adaptable housing – antarctica + monash architecture studio

Regional Prize
The Heights Community Building, Traralgon – Adam Dettrick
Marysville Rebuilding Advisory Centre – bamford dash
La Trobe University, Shepparton – Gray Puksand

Award for Sustainable Architecture
Pixel – studio 505

Architecture Award – Sustainable
Hill Plains House – Wolveridge Architects

Architecture Award – Public Alts & Adds 
New Administration Wing, St Josephs Primary – Bellemo + Cat
Building I Lecture Theatre, Deakin Uni Burwood – Woods Bagot

Architecture Award – Public Alts & Adds 
Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) – Kerstin Thompson Architects
Library, Deakin University Waurn Ponds – Six Degrees

Best Overend Award – Residential Multiple
A’Beckett Tower – Elenberg Fraser

Architecture Award – Residential Multiple
John Street, Box Hill – Hayball

Harold Desbrowe-Annear Award – Residential Houses
Sorrento House – NMBW Architecture Studio

Architecture Award – Residential Houses New
Westernport House – Sally Draper
Law Street House – Muir Mendes
Beached House – BKK

Architecture Award – Residential Alts + Adds
Boston Villa – nest architects
Foyn-Johanson House – Harrison + White
Gallery House – Denton Corker Marshall

Enduring Architecture Award
One Collins Street 1983-83 – Denton Corker Marshall


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