2016 Victorian Chapter Award winners announced
The annual Learning Environments Victorian Chapter Awards for outstanding learning environments were announced at a ceremony at Melbourne Museum's spectacular Treetops room on Thursday 27th October.
Sponsored by Aquabubble and SitLess, the evening was a huge success, showcasing some of the many great examples of recently completed educational facilities, buildings, renovations and landscaping projects.
Now in its twelfth year, the core mission of the awards is to raise the standard of educational planning and design, to bridge the awareness between architects and school communities about the interplay of teaching and learning methodology and space, and to showcase examples of best practice educational design.
We would like to thank all of those who submitted entries this year. The calibre of submissions was exceptionally high. We would especially like to congratulate the following winners and commendations:
Category 1 - New Educational Facility Construction / Entire Educational Facility
Category 2 - New Construction / New Individual Facility
Commendation: St Michael's Grammar School, The Gipson Commons, Architectus
Commendation: Mount Erin Secondary College, DATS Centre, Hayball
Commendation: St. Paul’s Anglican Grammar School, Learning Cluster Building, Smith + Tracey Architects
Category 3 - Renovation / Modernisation Over $2m
Commendation: La Fourviere Centre, Assumption College, Y2 Architecture
Category 4 - Renovation / Modernisation Under $2m
Category 6 - Landscaping/Outdoor Learning Area
Commendation: Marist College Bendigo, Landscape, Y2 Architecture
Category 7 - The Living Experience
Text: Kathleen Turner
Event photos: Neville Cowland
Architectural photos: Michael Downes, Christine Francis, Emily Bartlett, Andrew Lloyd, Nicole England