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The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute has earnt international design firm Woods Bagot a swag of honours at the SA Architecture Awards.

‘The project operates as a catalyst on multiple levels – a catalyst for the urban regeneration of the precinct; a catalyst and new exemplar for the city; and a catalyst for the state, evidencing steep change in attitudes to both design and research,” the jury citation reads.

Woods Bagot took home five awards for the building:

SAHMRI from the inside, out. Photo: Peter Fisher

SAHMRI from the inside, out. Photo: Peter Fisher

Local firm Grieve Gillett won three gongs, including the John S Chappel Award for Residential Architecture – for the Goolwa Beach House.

“Goolwa Beach House offers not only respite but a welcoming home away from home – a truly passionate testament to a design ethos that pulls no punches, marrying function and form to produce a bold and somewhat monumental punctuation in a setting smattered with far less inspired responses to context,” the citation says.

Troppo Architects won the City of Adelaide Prize for its design of Café Troppo in Whitmore Square.

“Café Troppo demonstrates the importance of shared public spaces and ground level activity in our inner metropolitan areas, bringing vitality and humanity to our growing neigbourhoods,” the jury citation reads.

“The social conscience and generosity of spirit underpinning Café Troppo, combined with its urban contribution, made the jury’s decision to award it the 2014 City of Adelaide prize, a unanimous one.”

Troppo also won the City of Adelaide People’s Choice Award for the Foods for Life parklet in Gawler Place. Earlier this year, the firm won Australia’s highest Architecture award, the Gold Medal.

THE WINNERS:

COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture Award

SAHMRI earned Woods Bagot five awards. Photo: Peter Barnes.

The SAHMRI building.

Commercial Architecture

Enduring Architecture

The Bicentennial Conservatory Adelaide. Photo: Farshid Assassi

The Bicentennial Conservatory Adelaide. Photo: Farshid Assassi

Heritage Architecture

David Saunders Award for Heritage – Walkerville Civic & Community Centre by JPE Design Studio
Award – Adelaide Central School of Art by Grieve Gillett
Commendation – Stirling House by Max Pritchard Architect

Interior Architecture

Robert Dickson Award for Interior Architecture – South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute by Woods Bagot
Award – Sustainable Industries Education Centre by MPH Architects
Commendation – The Collins by Woods Bagot

Inside SAHMRI. Photo: Peter Clarke.

Inside SAHMRI. Photo: Peter Clarke.

Public Architecture

Jack McConnell Award for Public Architecture – South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute by Woods Bagot
Commendation – Whyalla Regional Cancer Centre by Hames Sharley
Commendation – Walkerville Civic & Community Centre by JPE Design Studio

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)

SA Chapter Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) – Residence R by Architects Ink
Award – Toorak Gardens Residence by Dimitty Andersen Architects
Award – Stirling House by Max Pritchard Architect
Commendation – Roodenrys Kewell Addition by Troppo Architects
Commendation – Unley Residence by Dimitty Andersen Architects

Residence R. Photo: Sam Noonan

Residence R. Photo: Sam Noonan

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

John S Chappell Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New) – Goolwa Beach House by Grieve Gillett
Commendation – Dune House by Max Pritchard Architect
Commendation – Prestipino House by Max Pritchard Architect

Small Project Architecture

Commendation – Tree Top Studio by Max Pritchard Architect
Commendation – one.one Adelaide by one.one committee Adelaide

Tree Top Studio. Photo: Sam Noonan

Tree Top Studio. Photo: Sam Noonan

Sustainable Architecture

Derrick Kendrick Award for Sustainable Architecture – South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute by Woods Bagot
Commendation – Jam Factory at Seppeltsfield by Grieve Gillett
Commendation – Billabong Houses by Julian Rutt Lumen Studio

Urban Design

Commendation – UniSA City East Public Realm by Grieve Gillett

UniSA City East Public Realm. Photo: Peter Barnes.

UniSA City East Public Realm. Photo: Peter Barnes.

Additional Prizes

 

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