The Fiona Stanley Hospital has won the top prize at this year’s WA Architecture Awards, with Hassell, Hames Sharley and Silver Thomas Hanley commended for their design efforts.
Held at the Crown Perth’s grand ballroom last week, Fiona Stanley Hospital received the highest overall honour, the George Temple Poole award, for its design and layout that can accommodate future expansion, new developments in clinical treatment and medical technologies.
“It’s a landmark project in all senses and achieves a high standard of design, integrating architecture and landscape architecture,” the jury said.
The hospital also received the Jeffrey Howlett award for public architecture, the Wallace Greenham award for sustainable architecture, and a commendation in the urban design category.
Australian Institute of Architects WA president Philip Griffiths said the awards night reflected the high quality of work produced by local architects.
“This year’s winners represent the best of the best, having been selected from over 120 very fine entries,” Mr Griffiths said.
Also featuring among this year’s award winners was the Cancer Wellness Centre in Cottesloe by Bernard Seeber, which won the Margaret Pitt Morison award for heritage, adding to the WA Heritage award it received earlier this year.
Bernard Seeber’s Dharmapala Kadamapa Mediation Centre won the top small project architecture prize.
Taylor Robinson’s design for the Scotch College Middle School won the Hillson Beasley award for educational architecture, while Howlett & Bailey Architects’ (now part of Cox Howlett+Bailey Woodland) Council House took in the enduring architecture award.
In the residential sector, Monash Avenue by Officer Woods Architects was given the top prize for alterations and additions, and Blane Brackenridge Architecture’s Terrace Houses in Fremantle won the multiple housing category.
The Mondoluce Lighting award went to Union Street Residence by Chindarsi Architects, with the Colorbond award for steel architecture presented to Walumba Elders Centre, by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects.
All award winners will progress to the Australian Institute of Architects National Awards, which will be held in November.