Building on the achievement of AJ+C’s Berry Sports Hall, which won the Best Sports Building Award in 2009, the Three Chimneys House has been shortlisted in the Future Buildings Category.
Spanning 27 categories and including architects in over 50 countries the World Architecture Festival shortlist includes entries by renowned architects such as Zaha Hadid Architects, OMA, Foster & Partners, BIG, Woods Bagot, KPF, Farrells, Perkins & Will and Aedas.
Peter Ireland, Principal at AJ+C said: ‘We’re thrilled to have been shortlisted for these prestigious awards, placing us in the company of the worlds best. It’s very encouraging to see so much Australian design talent represented.’
Three Chimneys House nestles into a rocky bluff set in national parkland in NSW, Australia. Designed as a place to escape from the bustle of Sydney, it is a home that allows a connection to the natural environment and a place to be inspired, relaxed and fulfilled.
The house is designed around three stone fireplaces. The character of the house reflects the character of the site; large planes of sandstone, eroded and fractured were refined into a series of platforms defining the functions of the house. They are arranged to follow the form of the bluff, hunkered below the knoll, facing north to expansive views over the national park.
Michael Heenan, AJ+C’s CEO has been part of the judging panel at WAF for the last 4 years and will be presenting a practice management masterclass on global working at this years event.