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14 Jul 2023

Australian Architecture Shines in 2023 World Architecture Festival Awards Shortlist

Australian Architecture Shines in 2023 World Architecture Festival Awards Shortlist

The 2023 World Architecture Festival Awards have shortlisted 495 projects from around the world, with over 30 of those projects being from Australia.

Australia is among the top 10 countries with the most shortlisted projects.

“We are delighted with both the quantity and quality of this year’s entries,” said WAF program director Paul Finch. “They are a reminder in a world experiencing numerous crises that architects continue to address both everyday and unusual challenges with skill and imagination.”

After a six-year hiatus, the World Architecture Festival is set to make a comeback to Singapore. The event will witness live judging of shortlisted projects by different panels of judges. The festival program also includes keynote speeches and social events.

Scheduled to be held at Marina Bay Sands from 29th November to 1st December, the 2023 World Architecture Festival promises to be an exciting and much-awaited gathering of architects, designers, and industry professionals from around the world.

The shortlisted Australian projects are:

Completed Projects

Creative Re-use
55 Southbank Boulevard – Bates Smart
Locomotive Workshop – Sissons Architects, in association with Curio Projects, Buchan and Mirvac Design
The Greenland Centre – BVN with Woods Bagot

Melbourne Holocaust Museum – Kerstin Thompson Architects
MPavilion 2022 – All Zone
Oman Across Ages Museum – Cox Architecture
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre – Woods Bagot in association with Warren and Mahoney
Thomas Dixon Centre – Home of the Queensland Ballet – Conrad Gargett (now merged with Architectus)

Puffing Billy Railway Visitor Centre – Terroir

Murrenda Residential Aged Care Home – STH
Victorian Heart Hospital – Conrad Gargett (now merged with Architectus) and Wardle

Higher Education and Research
Boola Katitjin – Lyons with Silver Thomas Hanley, Officer Woods, The Fulcrum Agency and Aspect Studios
University of Melbourne Student Precinct – Lyons with Koning Eizenberg Architecture, NMBW Architecture Studio, Greenaway Architects, Architects EAT, Aspect Studios and Glas Urban

Hotel and Leisure
Delatite Cellar Door – Lucy Clemenger Architects
Iron Creek Bay Farm Stay – Misho and Associates
The Jube – Blight Rayner Architecture

House and Villa
Concrete Curtain – FGR Architects

Liv Munro – Bates Smart

Heritage Lanes 80 Ann Street – Woods Bagot
Kew Office – Kavellaris Urban Design

Macquarie Park Cemetery Mausoleum of the Holy Way – GW

Alexandria Park Community School – TKD Architects
Library and Innovation Centre, Abbotsleigh Junior School – AJC Architects
The Centre for Science and Art, Abbotsleigh Senior School – AJC Architects
Wurun Senior Campus – GHD Design and Grimshaw

Allianz Stadium – Cox Architecture
St Margaret’s Girls School Sports Hub – Blight Rayner Architecture

Lilydale and Mooroolbark Railway Stations – BKK Architects, Kyriacou Architects, Jacobs, Aspect Studios

Glenroy Station – Genton and MALA Studio

Future Projects
Commercial Mixed-Use
Lighthouse at Darling Park – Henning Larsen, Architectus

Resource Recovery Learning Centre – Terroir

Alexandria Health Centre – Warren and Mahoney

Metro Tunnel Project – Hassell, Weston Williamson and Partners, and RSHP

Leisure-led Development
Mallanganee Lookout – Terroir

55 Pitt Street – Woods Bagot and Shop Architects
Fulcrum – Bates Smart
Warada on Walker – Woods Bagot

Gardens, Parks, Ecological/Environmental
Delprat Cottage and Garden – Bosque Landscape Architecture / School of Architecture and Built Environment

Source: ArchitectureAU

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