A competition for Australian designers to create a plan for a new and improved lodge has been running at the University of Canberra, and today they’ve announced the winners.
Here’s the winning entry by Jack Davies, Nicholas Roberts, and Henry Stephens:
Judged from 242 entries the winners are:
· First prize ($80,000): Jack Davies and team members Nicholas Roberts and Henry Stephens
· Second prize ($20,000):Alan Pert and team members from Nord architecture/landscape firm (Brian McGinlay, Helen-Anne Love, Mark Bell and Rod Kemsley) and Atelier 10 environmental /structures firm
· Third prize ($10,000): Monica Earl and Nic Moore
· Commendation: Canberra designer Narendra Kaley
The announcement comes 101 years after Walter Burley Griffin was named the winner of the competition to design Canberra.
Chair of the competition jury and dean of arts and design at the University, Professor Lyndon Anderson, said Mr Davies’ design was “casual, yet imposing”, incorporating concrete, Australian timber and recycled material.
“This design stood out as one that most successfully integrates the built forms with the subtle landscape of Attunga Point. It responsibly owns the landscape, is beautifully sited and celebrates the lake edge location. It also reflects the informal nature of contemporary Australian lifestyles and architecture, while providing attractive larger spaces for public gatherings.”
Here are some other entries (in .pdf format) for you to have a peek at:
Personally I would like to live in any of them and if the Prime Minister doesn’t want you to build these ones, feel free to build them for me.