Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne crowned Australia’s most sustainable building for 2012

The New Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville Billard Leece Partnership and Bates Smart Architects (4)

BPN (Building Products News) Sustainability Awards Australia’s premier awards program celebrating sustainable building design and innovation.

A building that sets a new benchmark for sustainable design, the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, has taken out top honours at this year’s BPN Sustainability Awards.

Bates Smart Royal Children's Hospital

Bates Smart Royal Children’s Hospital

Billard Leece Partnership and Bates Smart Architects won the Best of the Best Award for the new children’s hospital in Parkville, Melbourne.
The 2012 Sustainability Awards winners were announced at a gala dinner in Sydney last night (November 8, 2012) at Doltone House on Darling Island Wharf-Pyrmont. Now in its sixth year, the Sustainability Awards recognises the pinnacle of sustainable building practice in Australia.

This year the awards fielded a record number of entrants with the building projects, products and innovations coming from across Australia.
Designers Billard Leece Partnership and Bates Smart Architects were recognised for achieving unprecedented levels of sustainability throughout all aspects of this major (AUD1 billion plus) healthcare project.

The judges praised the holistic and thoughtful approach the architects took in addressing the high degree of difficulty and complexity in the New Royal Children’s Hospital design.

“The implications of the design success at the New Royal Children’s Hospital are major, because, if this level of sustainability can be achieved in such a large and complex healthcare design project, then the rest that follow will have no excuse for failure,” the judges commented.

See the full list of winners below:

Large Commercial
Darling Quarter submitted by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt)

Darling Quarter, Architect Francis-Jones Morehan Thorp, Photographer John Gollings

Darling Quarter, Architect Francis-Jones Morehan Thorp, Photographer John Gollings

Public Building & Urban Design
The New Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville submitted by Billard Leece Partnership and Bates Smart Architects (BLBS)

Innovation of the Year
TankPro – water sanitation unit for water tanks.

Multi – Density Residential
58 Stevens Street submitted by Officer Woods Architects

58 Stevens St apartment, Woods Architects

58 Stevens St apartment, Woods Architects

Office Fitout
GPT Building submitted by Woods Bagot

Landscape Design
Clifton Hill Rail Project submitted by Jeavons Landscape Architects

Jeavons Clifton Hill Rail Station

Jeavons Clifton Hill Rail Station, Photographer Andrew Lloyd

Andrew Lloyd

Single Dwelling (New)
Marion House by Positive Footprints

Single Dwelling (Alterations and Extensions)
House Reduction submitted by MAKE architecture

Small Commercial
The National Hotel by Breathe Architecture

The National Hotel, Breathe Architecture, Photographer Andrew Wuttke

The National Hotel, Breathe Architecture, Photographer Andrew Wuttke

For further information on the winners, the finalist list and judges.