2019 was a challenging year for most people and especially the design world. iph celebrated many important project completions, numerous competition wins including many international, national and state awards and commenced important new projects that will be constructed during 2020. We look forward to the year ahead with optimism and youthful enthusiasm and wish to thank all of our collaborators and clients for their commitment and support during 2019.
Highgate Primary School New Teaching Spaces is the winner of Category 3 at the Learning Environments WA (LEWA) Awards. Category 3 is for new education projects under $8 million in value. Congratulations to the other category winners With_Architecture Studio and Four Landscape Studio.
iredale pedersen hook architects and Advanced Timber Constructions Studio are proud to announce that the recently completed Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre in Pingelly (PRACC) has won the World Architecture Festival, 2019 Overall Winner in the Use of Certified Timber Prize.
The World Architecture Festival is the largest and most prestigious Architecture Festival in the world. It commenced in 2008 and requires architects to present to juries over a three-day period hosted this year in Amsterdam. Over 1100 submitted projects were shortlisted to 300 with all built projects in 17 categories being eligible for the Use of Certified Timber Prize. PRACC was selected as the overall winner for 2019. 60 Australian Practices were shortlisted with iph architects and ATC Studio being the only Overall Award Winner.
The jury said they were “impressed with the efficient and durable timber detailing, which delivers comfort and affordability for present and future users”.
Earlier this year PRACC won the Architecture of Necessity Awards curated through Virserum Konsthall in Sweden. PRACC was also shortlisted for five 2019 Australian Timber Design Awards and won Excellence in the use of Timber Products- Recycled Flooring, Imported Timber and the Merit Award for Innovative Structural Design.
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Don’t miss the 2019 Fremantle Biennale from 1-24 November.
The Fremantle Biennale is a unique art event hosting the best in site-responsive art. Situated in new and found sites within Fremantle (Western Australia), The Biennale presents invited Australian and international artists who respond to and work with the history, landscape and communities that make-up the rich tapestry of Fremantle.
The Fremantle Biennale creates a platform for the development and presentation of nationally and internationally recognised and experimental site-responsive contemporary art practices. Our program promotes cultural dialogues and the exchange of ideas through artworks by local, national and international artists intersecting with our audiences and visitors. The Biennale is a distinct visual arts event that reveals, interrogates and celebrates the cultural, social and historical distinctiveness of Fremantle.
UNDERCURRENT is the guiding thematic premise of the Fremantle Biennale’s 2019 program – a flow of water that moves below the surface of the ocean or a river.
UNDERCURRENT 19 is an invitation to interact with Fremantle through artistic dialogues and place sensitive practice. It encourages the excavation of local myths and the creation of new, visual narratives that articulate the spirit of place. Artworks will augment, enhance, and reveal Fremantle to itself in a renewed reading of place. In a contemporary approach to place, customs, traditions and rituals are metamorphosed by the artists.
UNDERCURRENT 19 encourages artists to enter into a dialogue with the site in a process of subtle research, which involves listening, observing and adapting one’s process to what may arise in response to the enquiry. Artistic responses may reveal hidden layers in the built environment and the natural landscape and draw from historical, fictional, anecdotal or atmospheric readings.
‘UNDERCURRENT 19 is a siren song, an ongoing conversation, a cultural manifesto.’
iph architects and Glenn Russell (RUSTY) will exhibit as one of 13 UNIT installations:
‘Regions on the Rise- Culture and Architecture as Drivers for Rural Development’ is the title of a new book published by ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, resulting from a symposium in Sonyang County China last year. iredale pedersen hook architects were invited by Aedes Berlin and ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory to participate in the symposium focusing on our regional and remote projects.
ANCB Edition #6: Regions on the Rise. Culture and Architecture as Drivers for Rural Development. (2019, in English and Chinese)
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June 25, 2019: Popular Choice Award voting begins.
July 5, 2019: Popular Choice Award voting ends.
July 9, 2019: Architizer A+ Jury Winners and Popular Choice Winners Announced.
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The Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre (PRACC) designed by iredale pedersen hook with Advanced Timber Concepts Studio has won the international 2019 Architecture of Necessity Award organised by Virserums Konsthall Sweden.
In the invitation to the 2019 competition for An Architecture of Necessity the jury formulated its expectations in the following way: “Considering the most pressing issues of today the jury would especially love to see entries that deal with the rural context – reactivation of forgotten places both with transformation of existing buildings and with new typologies, for example combining living, work and ’freespace’. Like many others we are looking for an architectural language, developed for smaller cities and places integrating landscape, typology and details and materials”. As underlined here, “forgotten places” is a global problem. But it is also to a high degree a question which has been focused by Virserum Art hall from its very beginning 15 years ago. And the countryside and the future is also the theme of this year’s exhibition, Wood 2019.
The exhibition Architecture of Necessity will open in Virserum on 27th June with a seminar where state architect Helena Bjarnegård will speak and the winning projects will be presented as part of the program.
Over 60 entries from all over the world have been sent in to this year’s competition. On a jury meeting in Virserum in early May, surprised by a late snowfall, the jury, after hard work with many good projects, most of them within the theme proposed, made the following choice:
A home of sport, community and celebration Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects with Advanced Timber Concepts Studio, Australia
Stokkøya – Investigating the potential of rural communities by Pir II, Norway
Healing Garden by ZRS Architekten, Germany
The Walumba Elders Centre by iredale pedersen hook was also the last recipient of this prize.
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.
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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.