NEWS: EY Centre awarded the International Architecture Awards IAA 2018

The Chicago Athenaeum – Museum of Architecture and Design has announced the winners of the International Architecture Awards IAA 2018.
We are pleased to share the news that the EY Centre, 200 George Street is the winner of Skyscrapers/High-rises category. The jury conveyed in Istanbul, Turkey to select the projects.

On Friday, September 28, 2018, The Chicago Athenaeum, together with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, will open a special exhibition and reception of all awarded buildings at our annual symposium, “The City and the World” at The Contemporary Space Athens. The winning projects will also be published in a special issue of Global Design + Urbanism XVIII.  “New International Architecture.”

About the EY Centre, 200 George Street:
The EY Centre appears in the city as a tower made of timber rising out from the greyness of its neighbours. This is achieved through a facade made from multiple layers. From outside, the building changes in appearance as the sun moves, the western facade clear and open in the morning and more closed and timber in appearance in the afternoon. The ground of the new building, kiosk and public space is formed in stone, curved and folded up to create steps, and a place to display the site’s archaeological findings from Sydney’s colonial and Victorian-era. Embracing natural materials, it appears in the city as a tower made of timber rising out from the greyness of its neighbours.

About the award:
Since 2004, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, together with The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press, Ltd. have organized The International Architecture Awards as a way in which to honor the best, significant new buildings, landscape architecture, and planning projects designed and/or built around the world’s leading architects, landscape architects, and urban planners practicing nationally and internationally. The International Architecture Awards give an important global overview of the current aesthetic direction of today’s commercial, corporate, institutional, and residential work to the real estate, banking, business, and corporate community, as well as to the press and general public worldwide.

The program is one of the Museum’s most important public education outreach initiatives produced throughout the year-to the Museum’s international audience.

Read more from the links below:

The Chicago Athenaeum
The International Architecture Awards