Featuring in both the people’s paper and The Age today was the new thirty-two storey apartment block at the Carlton end of Swanston Street by ARM which features the image of indigenous leader William Barak across its 100-metre-high, sculpted façade which The Age incorrectly cites as an architectural world first.
It was no surprise to see the Melbourne Recital Centre and MTC Theatre Project by ARM take out all the big name awards Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter Awards as it was the standout project of the year by a significant margin.
In terms of surprises, it was a little surprising to see the Canada Hotel Redevelopment by Hayball take out the Multiple Housing Architecture Award knocking off Wood Marsh’s Balencea Apartments project for the named award. The Canada Hotel Redevelopment also managed to take out the Melbourne Prize as well.
It was also good to see one of my favourite architects, Multiplicity pick up an award for their Chrystobel project – which I saw presented to the juries and always thought it was a chance to pick up an award.
For all the awards and the respective winners, visit here.