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View a gallery of images from the winners of the Heritage, Small Project, COLORBOND Steel and Archicentre Awards, plus judges comments, from the 2013 South Australian Architecture Awards.


COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture: Thebarton Community Centre – MPH Architects

The Thebarton Community Centre brings together a variety of user groups in a contemporary building that successfully negotiates budget and local government constraints with the ambition for a local landmark.

The use of steel played an integral role in realising the building’s geometries, which have been drawn from site and conceptual logics. The relatively complex geometries for a building of this scope, type and client play a significant role in the architectural expression of a contemporary ‘pavilion in park’. Steel not only makes this expression possible but brings both an elegance and a variety to the form and its materiality.

Benson Radiology Salisbury

Award for Steel Architecture – Commendation: Benson Radiology Salisbury – Tridente Architects

The Small Project Awards


Small Project Architecture – Architecture Award: Sticky Rice B&Bs – John Adam Architect

The Sticky Rice B&B project by John Adam Architect skillfully complements an existing Asian cooking school in Stirling.  The architect challenged the client’s initial project brief and as a result the B&B was located well away from the rear of the cooking school and sited amongst the established garden.  The sense of arrival has been now been enhanced and maximum advantage has been taken of the mature pine trees and plantings of the adjoining rear property.

Walled front courtyards heighten the sense of arrival to villas. Colourful enameled steel clad entry gates open onto light filled and seemingly transparent spaces. The sensitively resolved interior and exterior environments reinforce the Asian heritage of the cooking school, with a mix of Japanese, modern Asian and Balinese themed spaces.

New narrow ceiling level highlights and full height window walls provide diverse outlooks from the bedrooms and bathing areas into secluded courtyards framed by the existing pine trees and sensitively themed landscape treatments.

Realised under budget, this project has provided excellent value for money, and has resulted in an extremely satisfied client and unique accommodation experience for visitors to the cooking school.

Burnside Substation

Small Project – Commendations: Burnside Substation – Tectvs

The Heritage Awards


Heritage – Architecture Award: St Peters Town Hall Complex – Phillips/Pilkington & Flightpath architects in association

St Peters Town Hall is a highly competent adaptive re-use project that brings life to a series of Council-owned and underutilised facilities of mixed age and condition.  The innovative design solution allows reactivation of the early 20th Century historic Town Hall chamber as a library and other buildings as offices, community meeting rooms and a radio station.  A new mezzanine level has been successfully inserted into the historic chamber, providing a 21st Century library that still respects the civic scale and proportion of the earlier space.  The architectural language expressed by the project team is intentionally modern, but still sensitive to the historic context of the place. Steel portal arches, glass entrance pavilions and timber screens identify new library spaces and movement paths through the previously disparate collection of buildings.  Careful contemporary detailing and arrangement of junctions adjacent heritage fabric illustrates the design team’s skill in balancing the co-existence of contemporary and historic detailing.


Archicentre Renovation Award – Commendation: Hazelwood Park Residence – Energy Architects

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