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SA Architecture Awards recognise $100 million 'vertical village' and an 'inclusive' heritage pub refit
A progressively-minded refit of the heritage-listed Whitmore Hotel and the $100 million U City have been recognised at the Australian Institute of Architects’ annual celebration of South Australian design.
Other notable winners include Grieve Gillet Andersen’s Pembroke Middle School Redevelopment, which took out the Dr John Mayfield Award for Education Architecture, Khab Architects who received the John S Chappel Award for Residential Architecture for their ‘Spinifex House’, HASSELL who claimed the Jack McConnell Award for Public Architecture for the Salisbury Community Hub. Cheesman Doley Brabham and Neighbour received the Jack Cheesman Award for Enduring Architecture for its 1963 Maurice Doley-designed Methodist Memorial Youth Centre at Nunyara, a fine example of South Australian modernist architecture.
“With site visits replaced by online interviews, jurors rose to the challenge and were able to debate and remotely explore the merits of the entries,” SA Chapter president Tony Giannone said of this year’s COVID-affected process, which awarded a total of 39 honours. “We have all had to adapt and be flexible to a different delivery mode for the Awards Program this year, however we’re confident in the process and proud to deliver the program despite this year’s extraordinary circumstances.”
The South Australian award winners will go onto the National Architecture Awards, to be revealed in November.
2020 South Australian Architecture Awards winners
Keith Neighbour Award – Sparkke at the Whitmore by Troppo Architects
Dr John Mayfield Award – Pembroke Middle School Redevelopment by Grieve Gillett Andersen
Award – Pulteney Grammar Middle School by JPE Design Studio
Award – Kildare College Brigidine Centre by Walter Brooke
Jack Cheesman Award – Nunyara Chapel by Cheesman Doley Brabham and Neighbour
David Saunders Award – Smyth Memorial Chapel by Arcuate Architecture
Award – Sparkke at the Whitmore by Troppo Architects
Robert Dickson Award – Fino Vino by studio-gram
Award – BHP Adelaide by Woods Bagot
Jack McConnell Award – Salisbury Community Hub by HASSELL
Award – U City by Woods Bagot
Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
John Schenk Award – Outside [the] Box by Troppo Architects
Award – Through the Looking-Glass by John Adam Architect
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
John S Chappel Award – Spinifex House by Khab Architects