Australian architectural projects have been recognised internationally by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum with a number of projects awarded out of a shortlist of 370 projects from across the world.
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum focuses on architecture, industrial and product design, graphics, landscape architecture, and urban planning with a mission to raise awareness and understanding of how these two fields can affect human environment and the quality of life.
In 2016 it awarded the Walumba Elders Centre by Iredale Pedersen Hook, The Brewery Yard by Tzannes, Stonehenge Visitor Centre by Denton Corker Marshall, and two unbuilt projects by Hassell – East Perth Power Station and a proposal for the University of Melbourne’s Conservatorium of Music (MCM).
Australian-German architectural firm Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) received two awards for its projects Kacst Headquarters in Saudi Arabia, which is currently under construction, and Green Climate Fund in Germany, which is yet to be built.
Vo Trong Nghia Architects, whose installation Green Ladder, features at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation’s (SCAF) 4th iteration of the annual architectural pavilion series, received awards for four projects. The Fugitive Structures pavilion is currently on display in the SCAF courtyard in Sydney until 10 December.
“The selected new buildings and urban planning projects in this year’s edition of the International Architecture Awards demonstrate a new and growing sensitivity to true human-based design and a sympathetic approach to sustainability and the environment,” said Chicago Athenaeum Museum president, Christian Narkiewicz-Laine.
The deadline for entries to the 2017 International Architecture Awards is 1 December 2016.