Four Australian projects have been honoured at the 2015 International Architecture Awards hosted by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
A total of 61 projects from 26 countries were included in the prestigious awards including new buildings, commercial and institutional developments, landscape architecture, and urban planning projects.
The winners were selected from a panel of jury members including Hannes Ziesler from BMW A.G. and Thomas Herzog from Thomas Herzog Architekten.
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All four Australian projects hailed from NSW, with Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp's Liberty Place in Sydney and three projects by CHROFI architects including their Lune De Sang Sheds 1 and 2 and Stone House projects spread across the same site on the NSW Northern Tablelands.
Museum President Christian Narkiewicz-Laine said, "From a diverse and exemplar quality of new submissions, the German Jury in Munich selected over 60 outstanding projects, each speak to new values: Form is no longer to be celebrated for its own sake and architecture in its greatest expression must positively impact institutions, strengthen communities, act sustainably and resiliently, and speak optimism, curiosity, and generosity in the human spirit.""The finalists span the globe, from South America and North America to Europe and Asia, and provide a unique insight into world-wide construction, investment, and design trends. The innovative spirit of these projects sets them apart from developments being built all over the globe. Our award winners show it is possible to build exceptional new developments that are profitable, sustainable and desirable places to live, work and be inspired."
Liberty Place by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, Sydney
Photography by Brett Boardman
Stone House by CHROFI, Tarro
View the entire list of winners here.