Architects from all over the state have come together in celebration of excellence in good design at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2014 Queensland Architecture Awards announced tonight at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
‘Thoroughly considered and exquisitely detailed’, the University of Queensland’s Advanced Engineering Building (AEB) by Richard Kirk Architect and HASSELL was the big winner of the night, taking home three Named Awards.
Awarding the project the FDG Stanley Award for Public Architecture, the GHM Addison Award for Interior Architecture and the Harry Marks Award for Sustainable Architecture, the jury described the collaborative effort as a ‘significant benchmark in sustainability’.
Following on from the six Regional Architecture Awards, the state competition resulted in projects across all regions being honoured with the jury presenting 10 Named Awards, 13 Architecture Awards and 13 Commendations in addition to the Queensland Chapter’s Art in Architecture Prize.
One of Queensland’s most iconic architectural additions has been honoured 55 years after its completion winning the Robin Gibson Award for Enduring Architecture.
Aubrey Job and Robert Froud’s Torbreck Apartments in Highgate Hill was selected by an eminent jury for its ‘innovative construction techniques, effective passive climate control, acoustic privacy and robust construction materials, that has offered an enduring model for current apartment design’.
Queensland’s first multi-unit, mixed-use residential development, Torbreck was completed in 1960, celebrating its silver jubilee in 2010 and was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register in 1999.