International Area Committee Recognises Projects Abroad

The Australian Institute of Architects’ International Area Committee Jury has announced the winners of the 2014 International Architecture Awards.

Part of the National Architecture Awards program, the International Awards celebrate the work of Australian architects abroad and the 2014 winners were chosen from a field of 24 entries, recognised in project categories for the first time this year.

Five awards and six commendations spanning public, residential, commercial, interior and small project architecture were given by the eminent jury led by 2013 Institute Gold Medallist, Peter Wilson.

Denton Corker Marshall’s Stonehenge Exhibition + Visitor Centre received an Award for Public Architecture. ‘This is a building that does justice to a UNESCO World Heritage site; its lightness and reversibility giving dignity to the solidity and timelessness of the standing stones 2.4 km away beyond the horizon,’ Jury Chair Peter Wilson said.

Two Public Architecture Commendations were presented to Binus Kindergarten and Primary School by Denton Corker Marshall Jakarta (PT Duta Cermat Mandiri) and Phoenix Valley Youth Palace & Grand Theatre by studio505.

Kerry Hill Architects dominated the Residential Architecture category receiving an Award for The Sukhothai Residences in Bangkok and a Commendation for Urban Suites.

WOHA’s highly acclaimed PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore was further applauded with an Award for Commercial Architecture, ‘achieving a fine balance of the natural and the cultural,’ the jury expressed.

The Interior Architecture category belonged to BVN Donovan Hill with the jury presenting ASB North Wharf an Award and recognising the Regional Terminal at Christchurch Airport, a joint development between Air New Zealand and Christchurch International Airport and completed in association with Jasmax, with a Commendation.

[email protected] by Marra and Yeh Architects was considered by the jury as an ‘ideal recipient’ of an Award for Small Project Architecture, while ‘boasting an exemplary list of ecological and environmental credentials’.

A Commendation for Small Project Architecture was presented to Brearley Architects + Urbanists (B.A.U.) for the Kunshan Modular Pavilions.
The five projects honoured with an International Award now progress to the National Architecture Awards, (announced November 6 in Darwin), and will compete in the international category, vying for the Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture.

Full list of winners:

PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE
Award – Stonehenge Exhibition + Visitor Centre by Denton Corker Marshall
Commendation – Binus Kindergarten and Primary School by Denton Corker Marshall Jakarta (PT Duta Cermat Mandiri)
Commendation – Phoenix Valley Youth Palace & Grand Theatre by studio505

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE
Award – The Sukhothai Residences by Kerry Hill Architects
Commendation – Urban Suites by Kerry Hill Architects

COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE
Award – PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore by WOHA
Commendation – Asia Square by Denton Corker Marshall

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE
Award – ASB North Wharf by BVN Donovan Hill
Commendation – Regional Terminal at Christchurch Airport, a joint development between Air New Zealand and Christchurch International Airport by BVN Donovan Hill in association with Jasmax

SMALL PROJECT ARCHITECTURE
Award – [email protected] by Marra + Yeh Architects
Commendation – Kunshan Modular Pavilions by Brearley Architects + Urbanists (B.A.U.)

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