It’s architecture for the people at the 2014 National Architecture Awards
Community-oriented projects have dominated the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2014 National Architecture Awards, announced last night at a ceremony hosted by Myf Warhurst at the Darwin Convention Centre.
Projects honoured include a housing project with an emphasis on communal spaces, a mental health facility with a welcoming domestic feel, a primary school that provides a sanctuary for the culturally diverse local population and a pro bono surf club that celebrates the coastal features and protects an adjacent fairy penguin habitat.
In 2014, a total of 43 awards and commendations were given to 36 projects across the 12 national categories. The jury selected the winners, with each state and territory represented, from the 153 eligible projects that progressed from the Architecture Awards held by each chapter earlier in the year.
The jury, led by Immediate Past President Paul Berkemeier, was particularly impressed with the volume and calibre of public buildings in this year’s crop.