2019 Victorian Chapter Award winners announced

Published: Sunday 27 October 2019

The winners of the 15th Learning Environments Victorian/Tasmanian Chapter Awards for outstanding learning environments were announced at The Craft & Co, Collingwood on Friday October 18.

Sponsored by Interface and Moonshine Agency, the evening was a success with over 120 industry representatives in attendance. The Awards showcased many great examples of recently completed new and renovated facilities predominantly schools but also university, early childhood and landscapes for learning. This year saw the majority of winning awards going to Catholic schools demonstrating excellence in design.

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 winners and commendations, listed below.

All entries are published in the Victorian Chapter's new book called Places for Learning – Contemporary Designs in Education 2019 Edition, including photographs and descriptions of the projects. It's a valuable resource for anyone interested in the contemporary design and use of learning spaces. The publication is available to purchase via LEA's online store.

You can explore all the entries in our online  Awards Gallery

Winners and Commendations - 15th Annual Victorian Chapter Awards:

Category 1 - New Educational Facility

Winner: St Anne's College Kialla - Stage 1 by No. 42 Architects

Photographer: Erin Davis Hartwig from Beechworth Photographers

Commendation: South Melbourne Park Primary School by Gray Puksand

Photographer: Peter Clarke Photography

Category 2 - New Individual Facility Over $8M

Winner: Wyndham Tech School by Gray Puksand

Photographer: Mark Freeman

Category 3 - New Individual Facility Under $8M

Winner: Whittlesea Tech School by ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects

Photographer: Dianna Snape

Commendation: Bacchus Marsh College STEM Centre by Y2 Architecture

Photographer: Leon Schoots Photography

Category 4 - Renovation / Modernisation Over $5M

Winner: St Paul's College Modernisation by ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects

Photographer: Rhiannon Slatter Photography

Commendation: Mount St. Joseph Girls' College by Minx Architecture

Photographer: Rhiannon Slatter Photography

Category 5 - Renovation / Modernisation under $5M

Winner: St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School by ROAM Architects & NEAD Architecture

Photographer: Tatjana Plitt Photography

Commendation: Bendigo Senior Secondary College - Alexander Wing Refurbishment by

Y2 Architecture

Photographer: Leon Schoots Photography

Category 6 – Buildings or Renovation / Modernisation Under $2M

Winner: St. Dominic's Catholic Primary School - STEAM Centre by Minx Archtecture

Photographer: Rhiannon Slatter Photography

Category 7 - Landscaping/Outdoor Learning Area

Winner: St Mary MacKillop Catholic Primary School by Minx Architecture

Photographer: Rhiannon Slatter Photography

Category 8 - An Innovative Education Initiative

Winner: Places for Learning – Contemporary Designs in Education (2007-2018)

Photographers: Various, with permission.

 

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