Viridian’s Vision Awards 2012 countdown

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20 April 2012
Viridian’s Vision Awards 2012 countdown
2011 Vision Award winner – St. Andrews Beach house, Victoria by HATZ Architects.

The winners of Viridian’s Vision Awards 2012 will be announced on Friday May 11 at the 2012 National Architecture Conference in Brisbane.

Now in its fourth year, the Vision Awards are designed to celebrate and promote the energy efficient and innovative use of glass in Australian architecture.

This year’s prize structure has been revised with the addition of an exciting new 'Overall Vision Award Winner' category. The winner of this year’s new category will enjoy a trip to Venice with two passes to the exclusive opening of the the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, courtesy of Viridian and the Australian Institute of Architects.

Viridian Marketing Manager Lachlan Austin who will present the awards on Friday May 11 said interest from the industry this year had been incredible.

“The standard of entries right across the board has been exceptional. The additional prize trip to the Biennale has certainly heightened the competition, we are looking forward to seeing who will take home the trip to Venice,” Mr. Austin said.

Submissions close for this year’s competition on April 30th. To download an application form visit:


Last year’s Vision Award winners took home $5,000 each in prize money. In addition to the prize money, all four award winners achieved extensive media exposure as a result of their award nominations.

Steve Hatzhellis of HATZ Architects took home the award in the Residential Energy Efficiency category for his work on St. Andrews Beach house, Victoria. Steve’s design for this stunning family home earned him a 5 star rating. Since winning last year’s Viridian Vision Award, this property and HATZ Architects have received extensive press coverage in both print and online media including a special feature piece in the Saturday Age newspaper.

The 2011 Vision Award winners were:

  • Residential energy efficient category
    HATZ Architects for St. Andrew’s Beach House, Paradise Drive

  • Residential creative use of glass category
    Giles Tribe Architects and Urban Planners for Manly Residence

  • Commercial energy efficient category
    Allen Jack+Cottier Architects for Kerrie Murphy Building, The International Grammar School Sydney

  • Commercial creative use of glass for interiors category
    Mury Architects for Giant Steps: Markaling House

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