Entries for the 2019 Victorian Architecture Awards revealed

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Entries for the 2019 Victorian Architecture Awards revealed
Entries for the 2019 Victorian Architecture Awards revealed

Coinciding with Melbourne Design Week 2019, the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects has released the list of entries in this year’s Victorian Architecture Awards, ahead of presentations to juries this weekend. Overall, the Victorian Chapter received 248 entries across 14 separate categories with the heritage architecture category growing the most. 

According to Victorian Chapter President Amy Muir, the awards are not only a celebration of design excellence but also present the opportunity to demonstrate how architects have an important role to play in developing pragmatic responses to the ever-changing shape of our public realm.

"The awards program is a celebration of design excellence, which we have in abundance, and creates the perfect forum to discover our buildings and honour the talent we have here in Victoria. I’m looking forward to exploring the entries in more detail at the presentation stage of the program.

Architects have an important role to play in developing pragmatic responses to the ever-changing shape of our public realm, creating flexible public buildings to enrich the intersection between people, commerce and our cities and regions."

- Amy Muir, AIA Victorian Chapter President

Entries for the 2019 Victorian Architecture Awards revealed
Melbourne Central Arcade by Kennedy Nolan. Image: Derek Swalwell

As part of the Melbourne Design Week program, the Presentation to Juries provides members of the public with a rare opportunity to hear some of the nation's best and brightest architects discuss the influences and process behind their innovative designs. 

The Presentation to Juries will take place across two days beginning tomorrow (Friday 15 March) at 41X on Exhibition Street and continuing on Saturday 16 March the award-winning Learning and Teaching Building at Monash University's Clayton Campus. Last year, the new Monash teaching facility by John Wardle Architects was awarded both National and State Awards for Educational Architecture and Interior Architecture.

The list of entries will be judged by a panel of leading industry figures in Victorian architecture, before a shortlist is announced in April.  The state winners to be announced at an awards night hosted on 28 June 2019. Winners will progress to compete in the National Architecture Awards program.

The full program of presentations can be found here and here.

For more information about the awards visit the Australian Institute of Architects website.

Lead image: Private Women's Club by Kerstin Thompson Architects. Photo Credit: Derek Swalwell

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