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Tasmanian Architecture Awards 2019: Small in Size, Huge in Impact

Australia Architecture News - Jul 22, 2019 - 00:24   701 views

Tasmanian Architecture Awards 2019: Small in Size, Huge in Impact

On the 13th of July, Tasmania's finest in the architecture scene played it out amidst the State Awards season wrap-up. This year's Tasmanian Chapter Awards saw 37 entries, predominantly public realm. Current Chapter President Shamus Mulcahy, touched on the National Architecture Conference theme "Collective Agency", questioning attendees if they were an "Activist" or an "Attendee" within the profession. As many issues within the country don't cease to loom, the housing situation in Tasmania continues to tighten and homelessness increase hence agile thinking within the profession is a neccessity. 


"Seek opportunity to make a difference. The Future Is Fabulous." - Shamus Mulcahy, Tasmanian Chapter President 2019

With challenge comes opportunity and it was safe to say that the State's profession put on a show with their projects on display. Young guns and experienced mentors alike, the architecture players in Tasmania pull more than their fair share of weight showing that this part of the world punches high above expectations, always. 

An exceptional effort to all the entries: participants, shortlists and winners. There is enough difficulty in getting to the end of a build, let alone competing for awards. Amongst the creativity in costume choices and on-screen captures, many of the winners of this year's State Awards have also gone to receive recognition on a global scale. 

The John Lee Archer Prize is presented every three years and is open to the public and commercial award categories from the three preceding year. The winner is krakani lumi by Taylor and and Hinds Architects with the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania. The night's first award is the Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture and went to Mount Stuart Green House by BenceMulcahy. 

Many of these projects will continue to compete on the National front on the 8th of Novermber 2019. Congratulations to another great year, may the many to come be bigger and better.

Tasmanian Architecture Awards 2019: Small in Size, Huge in Impact

Image © Adam Gibson

Mount Stuart Green House by BenceMulcahy

Scroll down to see the full list of winners of the Tasmanian Architecture Awards 2019


Category: Public Architecture

Alan C Walker Award for Public Architecture:

Devonport Living City Stage 1 by Lyons with Maddison Architects and Birrelli


Image © Peter Bennetts

Awards for Public Architecture:

Glenorchy Health Centre by Liminal Architecture with DesignInc

Tasmanian Architecture Awards 2019: Small in Size, Huge in Impact


Image © Diana Snape

Domain Community Hub by Field Labs


Image © Matt Sansom


Category: Commercial Architecture

Colin Philp Award for Commercial Architecture: 

Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions by Liminal Architecture

Tasmanian Architecture Awards 2019: Small in Size, Huge in Impact

Image © Dianne Snape

Award for Commercial Architecture:

Dales Of Derby by Philip M Dingemanse

Tasmanian Architecture Awards 2019: Small in Size, Huge in Impact

Image © Luke Hesketh 


Category: Heritage Architecture

Roy Sharrington Smith Award for Heritage: 

Mount Stuart Greenhouse by Bence Mulcahy

Tasmanian Architecture Awards 2019: Small in Size, Huge in Impact

Image © Adam Gibson


Category: Small Project Architecture

Commendation for Small Project Architecture:

TasPorts Cruise Ship Shelters by Cumulus Studio


Image © Nigel Eberhartt


Category: Urban Architecture

The Dirk Bolt Award for Urban Design:

Devonport Living City Stage 1 by Lyons with Maddison Architects and Birrelli

Tasmanian Architecture Awards 2019: Small in Size, Huge in Impact

Image © Peter Bennetts


Commendation for Urban Design:

SUSH by Core Collective Architects with Christopher Clinton Architect

Tasmanian Architecture Awards 2019: Small in Size, Huge in Impact

Image © Adam Gibson


Category: Residential – Houses (New)

The Esmond Dorney Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New): 

House at Otago Bay by Topology Studio

Tasmanian Architecture Awards 2019: Small in Size, Huge in Impact

Image © Paul Hermes


Category: Interior Architecture

The Alexander North Award for Interior Architecture:

Kosaten Launceston by Cumulus Studio

Tasmanian Architecture Awards 2019: Small in Size, Huge in Impact

Image credit © Renee Hodskiss


Category: Residential – Houses (Alterations and Additions)

Edith Emery Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions): 

#TheBaeTAS by Workbylizandalex

 Image © Sean Fennessy 

Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions):

Mount Stuart Greenhouse by Bence Mulcahy

Tasmanian Architecture Awards 2019: Small in Size, Huge in Impact

Image © Adam Gibson 


Category: Sustainable Architecture

The Barry McNeill Award for Sustainable Architecture:

Dales of Derby by Philip M Dingemanse

Tasmanian Architecture Awards 2019: Small in Size, Huge in Impact


 Image © Luke Hesketh 

Commendation for Sustainable Architecture:

The Glenorchy Health Centre by Liminal Architecture with DesignInc

Tasmanian Architecture Awards 2019: Small in Size, Huge in Impact

 Image © Dianna Snape 


Top image: Edith Emery Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions): The BaeTAS by Workbylizandalex. Image © Sean Fennessy

All images credit respective photographers courtesy of Tasmanian Institute of Architects

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