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Two Architectus Projects shortlisted for the 2023 National Architecture Awards

Two Architectus projects – the Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney Modern building and the Cranbrook School Horden Oval Precinct Redevelopment – have been shortlisted in the Public and Education categories of the Australian Institute of Architects 2023 National Architecture Awards.

These awards celebrate and recognise design excellence in architecture, honouring the industry’s top practitioners and projects with significant positive impacts on their communities.

Both of the nominated projects received prestigious awards at the AIA NSW Chapter Awards in June.

The Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney Modern building was awarded the esteemed Sulman Medal for Public Architecture. This accolade represents the highest recognition in the public architecture category.

Designed by SANAA, Architectus played a key role as Executive Architect, working alongside the Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architecture practice, to deliver the most significant cultural addition to an Australian city in over 50 years. Commenting on the project, the jury stated:

“Rethinking the orthodoxies of the art experience in relation to both enclosure and circulation, Sydney Modern provides a new type of gallery experience that offers freedom of movement, a stronger connection to the surrounding landscape, and the ability to accommodate art of various scales and types.”

Interior view of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ new SANAA-designed building, photo © Iwan Baan

The recent redevelopment of the historic Cranbrook School Horden Oval Precinct received the top prize in the education category, winning the William E Kemp Award for Educational Architecture. The jury cited:

“Nestled into its historic context, the Cranbrook School Redevelopment is an exemplary response to both the site and the project’s objectives. The success of the project is evident in the creation of a diverse collection of spaces that allow students to gather, perform, play, compete, nourish, and replenish at any time of the day.” 

The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

Congratulations to all the projects that have been shortlisted for these awards.