In 2019, ArchiTeam committed their support to the Architects Declare campaign – declaring a climate emergency. As part of the Cooperative’s actions to reduce their carbon footprint, the 2019 ArchiTeam Awards sees the demise of foam core awards boards (the once popular foam-filled presentation boards that many in the industry have used since University days), due to concerns regarding the amount of boards sent straight to landfill.
Thanks to an impressive amount (140) of entries and finalists (24) this year, ArchiTeam has made some changes to how they will be exhibited. Collaborating with partner Big Plans Melbourne, this year’s exhibition will be projected around their warehouse space in North Melbourne, with each finalist having their entry’s floorplan projected at 1:1 scale on the floor as their project images are beamed around the room.
There are six categories in 2019 ArchiTeam Awards, including the recently added sponsored awards, Brickworks Materiality Award and the Emerging Architect Award sponsored by Vectorworks, along with the Sustainability Medal, Small Project Medal and grand prize – The ArchiTeam Medal.
The Residential New Award, sponsored by Australian Window Systems, sees eight finalists in the running for the prize, as well as the AWS photography package valued at $2,500.
The Commercial Award has three finalists (Carman’s HQ by Ewert Leaf, Future Future by Olaver Architecture and The Drawing Room by Takt Studio) and is sponsored by The Built Environment Channel, who are providing an additional prize of a Serif 2019 43″ QLED 4K HDR Smart TV.
This year sees the most finalists in the Residential Alterations and Additions award in the history of the ArchiTeam Awards, with a total of 21 finalists.
The Unbuilt Award has three finalists – drop leaf table by tsai Design, Förföra by Tessellate a+d and Nightingale WOW by WOWOWA Architecture.
These projects vary from an ingenious table design to a future precinct in Brunswick.
For a category which aims to celebrate architecture that helps shape neighbourhoods and support our communities, the three finalists in the Community Award category (Kalora Park Sports Club by WOWOWA Architecture, Smith’s Beach Surf Life Saving Tower by MRTN Architects and Western Desert Clinics by Kaunitz Yeung Architecture) highlight the variety of projects that aim to provide a positive impact.
With two finalists (Architecture and Alterity by Anthony Clarke and EBD Journal by EBD Architects), this year the Contribution Award category, recognises the contribution and/or innovation to architecture beyond the design and production of buildings. It is sponsored by the Melbourne School of Design.
The winners will be announced at the Awards Exhibition Opening Night – 7 pm Wednesday 13 November.
ALL THE FINALISTS
RESIDENTIAL NEW AWARD (Sponsored by Architectural Window Systems)
Finalists of this category have shown creativity and innovation, as well as working with the unique aspects of their site and budget.
Past winners and commended entries have ranged from million-dollar new builds to modest buildings tackling challenging site constraints.
· Blade House, Takt Studio http://www.takt.net.au
· Bundeena Beach House, Grove Architects http://www.grovearchitects.com.au
· Clifton Hill Terraces, Field Office Architecture http://www.fieldoffice.com.au
· CLT, EM Architects http://www.emmamitchell.com.au
· Elemental House, Ben Callery Architects http://bencallery.com.au
· House at Otago Bay, Topology https://topologystudio.com.au/
· Leongatha Shed, Wolveridge Architects https://wolveridge.com.au/
· Springhill House, Lovell Burton https://www.lovellburton.com
COMMERCIAL AWARD (Sponsored by the Built Environment Channel)
Commercial projects entered into the ArchiTeam Awards can include offices, restaurants and cafes, retail shops, architectural studios, as well as warehouses and industrial projects.
Projects can be new builds, fit-outs or temporary structures such as pop-up shops.
A diverse range of projects fit within the Community category, but they can all be defined as being available for public use.
Community projects may also include projects that are more abstract but for the service of a community or the broader public.
· Kalora Park Sports Club, WOWOWA Architecture http://www.wowowa.com.au/portfolio/kalora-park-football-club-extension/
· Smith’s Beach Surf Life Saving Tower, MRTN Architects http://www.MRTN.com.au
· Western Desert Clinics, Kaunitz Yeung Architecture http://kaunitzyeung.com
RESIDENTIAL ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS AWARD
As above, winners of this category have shown creativity and innovation, as well as working with the unique aspects of their site and budget.
Past winners and commended entries have included extensions to existing houses, renovations to a studio apartment, and an attic conversion.
· Attic House, Madeleine Blanchfield Architects http://www.madeleineblanchfield.com
· Brunswick House, Winwood McKenzie Architecture http://www.winwoodmckenzie.com.au
· Cable House, Tom Robertson Architects http://tomrobertson.com.au/
· Charles Street, Lande Architects Pty Ltd https://www.landearchitects.com.au/
· Clad Pad, Mihaly Slocombe Architects http://www.mihalyslocombe.com.au
· Cloud Cottage, Takt Studio http://www.takt.net.au
· East Malvern House Reduction, Rosstang Architects http://www.rosstang.com.au
· Existenzminimum, WHD+A http://www.whda.com.au
· Fitzroy Terrace House, Taylor Knights http://taylorknights.com.au/
· House 1602, Olaver Architecture http://olaver.com.au/
· House in the Woods, Warc Studio http://www.warc.com.au
· House in Yarraville, Circle Studio Architects http://circle.studio
· House N, Joyce Architects
· Interact, Warc Studio http://www.warc.com.au
· Lilyfield House, studio203 http://www.studio203.com.au
· Limerick House, Solomon Troup http://www.solomontroup.com.au
· Mason House, Bryant Alsop Architects https://www.bryantalsop.com.au/
· New Modern, Bower Architecture and Interiors http://www.bowerarchitecture.com.au/
· Residence AD&H, Open Studio Pty Ltd http://www.openstudio.com.au
· Torquay Compartment Apartment, Winter Architecture https://www.winterarchitecture.com.au
· Wedged, Alison Dodds Architect https://alisondoddsarchitect.com/
Entries in the Unbuilt category can reflect unrestrained conceptual ideas, not-yet-realised architectural projects, or designs in other mediums based on architectural principles.
These projects can be drawn from an unrealised ‘real world’ client brief, or a purely hypothetical project exploring issues of interest.
· drop leaf table, tsai Design http://www.tsaidesign.com.au
· Förföra, Tessellate a+d http://tessellate.com.au/
· Nightingale WOW, WOWOWA Architecture http://www.wowowa.com.au/portfolio/nightingale-wow/
CONTRIBUTION AWARD (Sponsored by Melbourne School of Design)
This Award is to recognise contribution and/or innovation to architecture beyond the design and production of buildings.
An entry is eligible to win this Award if it contributes to the industry discourse, be it in a written form via a blog, publication, or organised tour or broadcast – either by a member, or by a group that includes a member; or alternately a member may nominate a special initiative that is outside the ArchiTeam cooperative for special recognition.