We are pleased to announce that Bunjil Place and the EY Centre, 200 George Street received the Rethinking the Future (RTF) – 2018 Global Architecture & Design Awards.
This year, 748 projects were registered from more than 50 countries, spanning architecture, landscaping, urban design, product design and interior design categories.

Bunjil Place received ‘First Award’ in the category: Cultural (Built).
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EY Centre, 200 George Street received ‘Second Award’  in the category: Office Building (Built).
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This critical day-long forum, which celebrates Australia’s world-class architects, is curated by Wendy Lewin and Angelo Candalepas and includes presentations by New York-based writer, critic and former Pritzker Prize juror Karen Stein. The event focuses on outstanding examples of contemporary Australian architecture, with a series of talks by leading practitioners from around the country exploring recently completed and upcoming projects.

Richard Francis-Jones, Design Director, will present Frank Bartlett Library and Community Centre.

The 2018 Victorian Architecture Awards, held Friday July 29 awarded Bunjil Place the William Wardell Award for Public Architecture.

Bunjil Place is the largest project ever undertaken by a local government in Victoria, comprising Council offices, an 800 seat theatre, 200 seat black box studio, public library, art gallery and function centre, all centred around a new community plaza with integrated cafe, urban screen and war memorial, as well as a community amphitheatre.

The Jury noted that Bunjil Place was “a highly aspirational project” with a foyer roof in which timber has been used “in a monumental way”.

“The expressive roof form energetically soars over a myriad of programmatic requirements cleverly providing shelter, identity and unity with this one move,” they wrote.

Amy Muir, Victorian chapter president, said the winning projects of the night represented the diversity of work being completed across the state.

“Victorians understand the value of good design and the enormous benefits it brings to building engaged and resilient communities.

‘We want to maintain and increase our diversity, and it’s really important to nurture new staff and make sure there’s a really strong career progression for them. We need to continue to embrace new technologies… every project we do, we always try and investigate how we can stretch a bit more.’

Madeleine Swain speaks with Elizabeth Carpenter about business, design and diversity.

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In July you have the opportunity to visit Bunjil Place as never before. Bunjil Place, the City of Casey’s new $125 million cultural and entertainment precinct will be part of Open House Melbourne Weekend program. The building offers a gallery, an 800-seat theatre, a library, studio spaces, offices and a plaza. Over the Open House Melbourne weekend you can book VIP access to back-of-the-house guided tours of the precinct’s inner workings and attend film screenings, design talks and a children’s trail.

Read more here.
Open House Melbourne

Venue: Bunjil Place,  2 Patrick NE Dr, Narre Warren VIC 3085
website: https://www.bunjilplace.com.au/ 


EY Centre is among the shortlisted projects for the RIBA International Prize 2018.
The jury visited the project last week. Winners will be announced in December 2018.

About the Award:
‘The 2018 RIBA International Prize will be awarded to a building which exemplifies design excellence, architectural ambition and delivers meaningful social impact.’

You can see the full shortlist here

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On the 2nd of November, the Australian Institute of Architects announced the Winners of the National Architecture Awards 2017. Two projects from Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp  have been awarded the AIA National Architecture Awards.

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We recognise their continuing connection to Country and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

We extend this acknowledgement to Indigenous People globally, recognising their human
rights and freedoms as articulated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.