Announcement of the shortlist for the NSW 2022 Regional Country Architecture Awards
Projects by Source Architects, BKA Architecture, Tziallas Architects and DFJ Architects are among the shortlisted nominations announced for the New South Wales 2022 Regional Country Division Architecture Awards.
The 2022 shortlist for the awards, which celebrate the work of architects working in the New South Wales region since 1960, was selected from nearly two dozen entries received this year.
Commenting on the high quality and vibrancy of architectural practice in the Regional Areas, NSW Country Regional Division Jury Chair Noel Thomson said: “Buildings in the Regional Areas help to encourage social connections in a town. As guardians of the built environment, architects are well placed to carry out projects that strengthen these links and energize our territories.
Projects would be evaluated for their ethos, public and cultural benefits, relationship of built form to context, functional performance to record and sustainability, among a range of criteria, he added.
Source Architects topped the shortlist with six nominations for projects in multiple categories, including Residential Architecture – Homes (New), Residential Architecture – Home (Alterations and Additions), Residential Architecture – Affordable Housing ( less than $400,000), interior design and small project architecture.
In the Commercial Architecture category, DFJ Architects with Plummer & Smith have been shortlisted for the redevelopment of the disability-friendly business Summerland Farm in Alstonville, northern New South Wales. Projects by DFJ Architects were also nominated in three other categories.
Among the seven nominations in the Residential Architecture – Houses (New) category are the contemporary concrete, steel and glass Balanced House by Source Architects in Orange, the sustainable house by Barker Architects in East Ballina and the Scribbly Bark Home by Walknorth Architects built around a courtyard.
Four projects will compete in the Residential Architecture – Houses (modifications and additions) category. These include Charlotte Street by DFJ Architects, Jewel House by Source Architects, My Malau by Tziallas Architects and Timber Screen Extension by Local Architect South Coast.
Projects are also pre-selected in the Educational Architecture, Heritage, Interior Architecture, Public Architecture and Small Project Architecture categories.
The winners will be announced and presented at the NSW Country Division Awards on October 14 on the Institute’s YouTube channel.
The jury for the New South Wales 2022 Country Division Architecture Awards included Jury Chair Noel Thomson, Noel Thomson Architecture; Carly Martin, Akimbo Architecture; Louisa Gee, Louisa Gee Architects; David Holm, COX Architecture; and Jarad Grice, Sam Crawford Architects.
Residential Architecture – (New) Houses: Scribbly Bark House by Walknorth Architects – Image: David Moore
Interior design: March Pool Pavilion by Source Architects – Image: Tom Ferguson
Public Architecture: Mudgee Arts Precinct Gallery by BKA Architecture – Image: Brett Boardman