Viridian would like to congratulate the winners of their 2012 Vision Awards which were announced on Saturday 12 May at the 2012 National Architecture Conference in Brisbane.
Now in their fourth year, the Vision Awards are designed to celebrate and promote the energy efficient and innovative use of glass in Australian architecture.
Competition was heightened this year with the addition of a new 'Overall Vision Award Winner' category. Winning a prize trip to Venice with two passes to the exclusive opening of the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, the recipient of this inaugural award was Andrew Maynard Architects for their work on the Hill House project.
Viridian’s Commercial Channel Manager Anthony Gunther presented the awards and said that the interest from the industry this year had been outstanding.
“The quality of this year’s entries was of an exceptionally high standard. Competition was strongly contested. The judging panel of industry representatives were split in their decision making in one of the categories leading them to select joint winners for the Residential Creative Interior Glass Application award,” explained Anthony.
“The entrants profiled in all five categories showcased the increasingly sophisticated and innovative ways in which glass applications are being used to transform buildings and living environments in projects throughout the country.”
The 2012 Vision Award category winners are:
Residential Energy Efficient Glass Design and Overall 2012 Vision Award Winner
- Andrew Maynard Architects for Hill House
Residential Creative Interior Glass Application - Joint Winners
- Fiona Winzar Architects for the Victoria Road House
- Carterwilliamson Architects for Bondi House
Commercial Energy Efficient Glass Design
- H2o Architects for the Swinburne University Advanced Technologies Centre
Commercial Creative Interior Glass Application
- Vincent Chrisp Architects for the Centre for Sustainable Water Management
Congratulations to the winners who each received $1,000 in prize money.