Brief – 15 June, 2010 – HASSELL has been awarded the two top honours at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2010 Northern Territory Architecture Awards for its work on the Charles Darwin University chancellery building.

Announced 11 June, HASSELL was awarded both the Tracey Memorial Award and the Reverend John Flynn Award for Public Architecture, having won both awards in 2009.

2010 NT Awards Chairman John Mainwaring praised HASSEL’s modern approach to their design of the Charles Darwin University project.

“The Charles Darwin University Chancellory Building is a very modern approach to a tropical building, which has been designed with working space wings either side of a central glazed atrium which acts like an internal court or street offering a generous and inviting space to campus users.

“The impressive scale of the exterior and internal public spaces combine successfully with a permeability and democracy of access and movement that establish it as a true public facility.”

HASSELL was also awarded the Peter Dermoudy Award for Commercial Architecture and the COLORBOND Award for Steel Architecture for their Sky City Expansion project.

A public architecture award and a public architecture commendation were also presented to Mode Design Corporation for two separate projects – the Essington School Computer Centre and the Banyan House Therapeutic Community. In a great bonus for the practice, The Essington School Computer Centre also received the People’s Choice Award.

The Award for Residential Architecture – Houses was presented to The Pink House by Build Up Design, described by the jury as “a prototype for tropical suburban housing, designed to suit smaller blocks. It draws on the topology of Darwin’s government-built, high-set houses from the 1950s to the 1970s”.

The Indigenous Community Architecture Award was presented to Warlpiri Youth Development Centre Stage 1 by Brendan J Meney Architects in association with Richard Layton & Associates.

The George Chaloupka Award for Interior Architecture and a sustainable architecture commendation were presented to the Centre Land Council at Alice Springs by Woodhead, with the jury saying: “The interior of this building provides a vibrant stimulating work environment for CLC staff, and conveys the message that the CLC is a contemporary, confident, forward-thinking organisation.”

The 2010 Student Award was presented to Jessica Edwards.

2010 NT Architecture Awards – Full List of Winners

Overall Winner:
The Tracy Memorial Award
Charles Darwin University Chancellery Building by HASSELL

Public Architecture:
The Reverend John Flynn Award for Public Architecture
Charles Darwin University Chancellery Building by HASSELL

The Australian Institute of Architects Architecture Award for Public Architecture
The Essington School Computer Centre by Mode Design Corporation

The Australian Institute of Architects Commendation for Public Architecture
Banyan House Therapeutic Community by Mode Design Corporation

Residential Architecture – Houses:
The Australian Institute of Architects Architecture Award for Residential Architecture – Houses
The Pink House by Build Up Design

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing:
No entries

Heritage:
No entries

Commercial Architecture:
The Peter Dermoudy Award for Commercial Architecture
Skycity Expansion by HASSELL

Interior Architecture:
The George Chaloupka Award for Interior Architecture
Central Land Council, Alice Springs by Woodhead

Urban Design:
No entries

Small Project Architecture:
No entries

Sustainable Architecture:
The Australian Institute of Architects Commendation for Sustainable Architecture
Central Land Council, Alice Springs by Woodhead

Indigenous Community Architecture (NT):
The Indigenous Community Architecture Award
Warlpiri Youth Development Centre Stage 1 by Brendan J Meney Architects in association with Richard Layton & Associates

People’s Choice Award:
The Essington School Computer Centre by Mode Design Corporation

COLORBONDÒ Award for Steel Architecture:
Skycity Expansion by HASSELL
Student Award

Student Award
Jessica Edwards

All awards recipients are now in the running for National Architecture Awards, to be announced in late October.