2019 Victorian Architecture Awards shortlist announced - architecture and design

2019 Victorian Architecture Awards shortlist announced

Victoria?s top architecture projects have been announced in the 2019 Victorian Architecture Awards shortlist highlighting the state?s diverse architectural character.
The awards program, run by the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, features a shortlist of 89 projects across 14 categories celebrating public, residential, heritage and regional architecture.
Victorian Chapter President Amy Muir says that building sustainable communities is imperative and is achieved through carefully considered, robust and long-term interventions for Victoria?s cities and regions.
?At a time where we are acutely aware of the issues that our industry is facing due to increased procurement and economic pressures, the awards provide an opportunity to acknowledge the significant efforts made by architects, clients, consultants and contractors to provide quality built outcomes,? says Ms Muir. With the number of heritage projects entered this year almost doubling, the Chapter President comments that this highlights the importance of Victoria?s cultural and built existing fabric, supporting varied approaches to working carefully within existing conditions.
?Most importantly, sustainability in design needs to be understood through the lens of longevity, going beyond short-term gains and visions. This is a prevailing message highlighted in our shortlisted projects this year.”
?All good buildings require a considered and collaborative design process. It is these projects...
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