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Five Architectus projects shortlisted for 2019 AIA NSW Awards

Architectus recognised in 2019 AIA NSW awards

The Australian Institute of Architects’ NSW and International chapters have announced the following Architectus projects have been shortlisted in the 2019 AIA NSW awards:

Royal Far West Centre for Country Kids

Shortlisted for the ‘Public Architecture’ category, this project has had a strong impact on its users.

The Royal Far West Centre for Country Kids provides a fully integrated model of healthcare, education and disability services for children from rural and remote areas of New South Wales – a legacy that has been undertaken on the Manly site for over 90 years.

Royal Far West has been shortlisted in the 2019 AIA NSW Awards

“Architectus has provided urban design and architectural services since 2009 and has contributed significantly to obtaining the approval which has added considerable value to the site and helped to ensure the ongoing operation of RFW in this location.”

– Lindsay Cane, CEO, Royal Far West

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney

Shortlisted for the ‘Education Architecture’ category, the new Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences building is designed to foster collaboration and a sense of community through transparency and connectivity.

The facility provides a new faculty hub, teaching and learning spaces, academic and professional workspaces, lecture, meeting and seminar rooms, Higher Degree Research accommodation and research centre.

Barrack Place, 151 Clarence Street

Shortlisted for the ‘Commercial Architecture’ category, Barrack Place is located in the middle of one of Sydney’s longest street blocks within the heritage warehouse precinct of central Sydney.

Architectus’ design responds to this rich and diverse context through careful consideration of the ground plane, street wall and podium elements, and adjacent buildings.

Barrack Place is the first building in Australia to receive WELL Core and Shell Precertification from the International WELL Building Institute and has achieved 6 Star Green Star – Office Design v3 certification from the Green Building Council of Australia.

Skye Niseko, Hokkaido Japan

Shortlisted for the ‘International Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing’ Award, Skye Niseko is a premium-grade ski resort located in Japan’s Niseko Grand Hirafu resort area on the island of Hokkaido.

Skye Niseko has been shortlisted in the 2019 AIA NSW awards

Architectus’ design speaks to the crystalline nature of the environment through Japanese-made ceramic tiles that enclose the building, while shaped banding to the spandrels, which wrap around the building, articulate the sweeping winds that draw through the valley.

Papua New Guinea National Museum & Art Gallery Refurbishment & Exhibition Design

Shortlisted for the ‘International Small Project Architecture’ Award, the original design of the Papua New Guinea National Museum and Art Gallery, by Australian architect Martin Fowler, created dynamic gallery spaces using off form-concrete, concrete blockwork, and a dramatic concrete panel roof on a cable structure. In 2015 Architectus collaborated with NMAG to establish a master plan that set to transform the museum into a thriving cultural hub that is one of the major public spaces in Port Morseby and PNG. In response to the master plan, this project revitalised the gallery spaces and created an exhibition design for the display of over 400 items. Our gallery and exhibition design reveals the original qualities of the building and respects and celebrates the social and cultural significance of the objects on display as well as their material qualities. The design aims to contribute to the transformation of NMAG into a vibrant cultural hub that is welcoming and familiar.

This project was supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Aid Program.

The PNG National Museum & Art Gallery Refurbishment & Exhibition Design has been shortlisted in the 2019 AIA NSW awards