News / July 2019
Monday 17 June 2019
Three HASSELL projects recognised in Queensland and Victorian state awards

Queensland University of Technology Creative Industries Precinct has received three named awards at the 2019 Queensland Architecture Awards, with two HASSELL projects also being recognised at the 2019 Victoria Landscape Architecture Awards.

Queensland University of Technology Creative Industries Precinct, a joint venture between Richard Kirk Architects and HASSELL, was a major winner at the state awards taking out the Don Roderick Award for Heritage Architecture, GHM Addison Award for Interior Architecture, and the Jennifer Taylor Award for Educational Architecture, as well as receiving a commendation in the Sustainable Architecture category.

The jury noted the project’s ability to impact people’s lives and create a legacy for future generations.

“Pushing the boundaries of educational architecture, the building is designed to cross-pollinate the various art disciplines with verandas flanking stacked teaching and performing studios, providing a shared experience. Corner windows to the studios provide views to these spaces, allowing a holistic engagement with dance, music and fashion, which brings the student work to the public realm,” the jury said.

HASSELL was also acknowledged in the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (Victoria) Awards with The Tin Alley Masterplan receiving a Landscape Architecture Award in the Urban Design category and Pt Leo Estate Sculpture Park receiving the same award in the Tourism category.

On announcing the awards, the jury cited - “We saw the contribution projects make through delivering public realm that encourages recovery and rehabilitation, inclusivity and engagement. We saw projects located in tertiary education settings that place student life at the heart of the campus experience, and many projects embracing the principles of biophilic design that celebrate the role plants play in the enrichment of human life. There was a strong geographic representation of projects demonstrating that landscape architects’ impact reaches far beyond urban environments.”

All three projects will proceed to the respective national awards with winners announced at the 2019 Australian Institute of Architects National Architecture Awards held in November and International Festival of Landscape Architecture to be held in October.

Image credits:
Queensland University of Technology Creative Industries Precinct - Peter Bennetts 
Pt Leo Estate Sculpture Park - Andrew Lloyd 

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