Yagan Square features in The West Australian in a wonderful article by Lisa Holland-McNair:
Yagan Square features in The West Australian in a wonderful article by Lisa Holland-McNair:
iredale pedersen hook architects are proud to announce that the recently completed Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre in Pingelly (PRACC) and the Bilya Koort Boodja (BKB) Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge in Northam have received international acclaim in the prestigious Architecture of Necessity Awards curated through Virserum Konsthall in Sweden. PRACC was a winner of the competition and BKB was a finalist in the international competition.
The international manifesto on the Architecture of Necessity commenced in 2009 and is held every three years, it encourages dialogues about the basic values of architecture. A humble questioning of the living and consumption patterns that developed during the last century, which intersects many traditional political barriers. “This years focus is on entries that deal with the rural context, the re-activation of forgotten places both with transformation of existing buildings and with new typologies, for example combining multiple symbiotic uses in to one building, seeking an architectural language, developed for smaller cities and places integrating landscape, typology and details and materials.”
Both projects will be published and exhibited in Virserum Konsthall from 27th June- 2nd December 2019. A symposium will be held on 27th June 2019 to celebrate the winning projects.
PRACC was designed by iredale pedersen hook architects with Advanced Timber Concepts Studio for the town of Pingelly and is the largest timber constructed building in Western Australia since WWII and the largest timber civic building since 1920. The project was commissioned by the Shire of Pingelly.
BKB was designed by iredale pedersen hook architects with Thylacine exhibit designers. The project was commissioned by the Shire of Northam with the aim to ‘recognise the rich Aboriginal and environmental presence in the Nyoongar Ballardong region. The Centre will protect, celebrate and share the culture of the Nyoongar people and highlight land management practices that draws upon the knowledge of the land’s traditional custodians.’
In 2016 iredale pedersen hook’s Walumba Elders Centre was also the winner of the Architecture of Necessity Award.
Please follow the links for additional information:
A full press pack and comprehensive set of drawings and images for publication can be obtained by contacting: Adrian Iredale, telephone +61 8 9322 9750 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Image selection is also available on our website: www.iredalepedersenhook.com
Finn, Martyn and Adrian presented Wide Open Road_The Architectural Adventures of iredale pedersen hook in the Curtin Alumni Innovator Series.
This was followed by an in-depth and reflective discussion with the Government Architect of Western Australia and director of WITH_Architecture, Geoff Warn.
Geoff taught Finn, Martyn and Adrian, has mentored them, followed the evolution of the practice and reviewed and critiqued their work over the last 20 years.
photo Peter Bennetts
One of the most recent additions to Northam’s streetscape is in the running for two accreditation at the upcoming WA Architecture Awards.
The Bilya Koort Boodja Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge, designed by Iredale Pedersen Hook is in the Educational Architecture and Public Architecture categories of the awards.
Shire of Northam chief executive Jason Whiteaker said the nomination is a great recognition for the architects.
“We are certainly very proud to have such an iconic building in our community which manages to take contemporary design and fit it into our heritage context.”
extract from article by Eliza Wynn. Please follow the link for the full article:
Perth’s iconic Yagan Square designed by Lyons Architects, iredale pedersen hook architects and Aspect Studios and development by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority has won two awards at the UDIA National Awards presented on the Gold Coast last night including in the Urban Renewal category and the prestigious President’s Award.
The President’s Award is bestowed on the ‘best of the best’ of all projects entered into the National Awards program – testament to the success of Yagan Square.
The national judges said that Yagan Square was a ‘transformational project for Perth…which sets new benchmarks across a range of metrics’.
Yagan Square has successfully re linked the city with Northbridge for the first time in over a century and provides a masterclass in successful community engagement, particularly with traditional owners, which is reflected in the built form and the immersive cultural experience for visitors.
Yagan Square incorporates unique, iconic architecture and design and innovative construction to achieve a flagship public space that celebrates Western Australia through local produce and fostering community connection.
Yagan Square has vastly enhanced movement and connectivity within the city by linking seamlessly with surrounding landmarks and bridging a geographical divide that existed between the CBD and Northbridge.
The new civic space features an array of public amenities for visitors to enjoy including the fantastic Market Hall eatery, outdoor playspace, wildflower garden, digital tower, artworks and an amphitheatre.
What a year, thanks for joining and participating in the journey….
2018 was a year of awards especially for Highgate Primary School New Teaching Spaces winning the following:
Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel also emerged as a winner in numerous national and international competitions:
Manatj Park: Perth City Link a collaboration between iph architects, Lyons Architects and PlanE performed well beyond its scale:
Yagan Square completed in March by Lyons, iph and Aspect and commissioned by the MRA is also starting to emerge in the competition results:
Our smaller scale residential work continues to gather interest and respect:
We wish to thank all of our team, clients, collaborators, consultants and builders for their dedication to these projects.
Revisit the 2018 Manfred Schiedhelm Memorial Lecture:
Walking, Thinking and Making Landscape with Vogt, by Tom Griffiths
Presented on Thursday 13th September 2018.
Yagan Square has won the Urban Development Institute of Australia, UDIA WA Awards for Excellence 2018, Urban Renewal Category.
Yagan Square was designed by Lyons Architects, iredale pedersen hook architects and Aspect Studio, numerous artists and sub-consultants with MRA as the primary client and NS Project Managers.
The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the shortlist for the 2018 National Architecture Awards.
From 975 entries across state and territory chapter awards programs, 203 were eligible for judging by the national jury, which has shortlisted 70 projects, which will vie for the prestigious awards.
Jury chair Richard Kirk said the judging process affirmed the importance of site visits in determining the shortlist. “Each project visit was always an experience of delight and surprise, and we were continually reminded how project images can never be a substitute for experiencing the building itself,” he said.
“Furthermore, these visits provided a unique experience made all the richer by the opportunity to engage with the architects and in almost all instances their clients.”
Also on the jury were, Jill Garner (Victorian Government Architect), Katelin Butler (editorial director, Architecture Media), Charles Wright (Charles Wright Architects) and Kevin O’Brien (Kevin O’Brien Architects).
Kirk said that the jury was particularly impressed by the diversity of the submissions.
“This national overview provided an opportunity to reflect on how Australia’s vastly different landscapes, urban conditions and economic circumstances influence the work we saw.”
“The jury was aware that in comparing work with such differences in location, complexity or budget, it was important for there to be consensus of view as to how each project responded to the criteria.
“We were impressed by these projects that established new design benchmarks that can be of value to the broader community and through that influence see a positive change resonate in our built environment.”
The winners of the 2018 National Architecture Awards will be announced in Melbourne on 1 November.
Congratulations to all the West Australian shortlisted nettles, i’s an impressive and diverse collection.
Don’t miss the 2018 Manfred Schiedhelm Memorial Lecture:
Walking, Thinking and Making Landscape with Vogt by Tom Griffiths
Thursday 13th September 2018 6pm iph studio.
Kununurra Courthouse by TAG and iph architects features in the September 2018 issue of The Architectural Review from the UK .
It forms part of a Typology feature on Law Courts written by Tom Wilkinson “From Kafkaesque labyrinths of columns and arches to the abstraction of Modernist towers: the representation of justice in a world ruled by its absence is an intractable task”.
The Glen Forrest House + Church has featured in the Community News Hills Gazette.
Please follow the link to the article by Nadia Budihardjo: