2016 Sunshine Coast Architecture Awards

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The 2016 Sunshine Coast Regional Architecture Awards were presented on Friday 22 April at a ceremony at the Sunfair Beach Hotel in Marcoola.

From 16 entries, 10 projects were recognized with regional commendations. “These projects show high levels of climatic and cultural sensitivities specific to their location,” said Michael Lavery, director of the 2016 Queensland Awards jury. “Projects do reference the style the region is known for, however we are also seeing new ideas and new forms that add to discussions about what makes an architecture that belongs to the Sunshine Coast.’

Among the recognized projects, three received additional accolades – the Gabriel Pool Award for Building of the Year and Regional Project of the Year and House of the Year. All projects which received regional commendations will now proceed to the 2016 Queensland Architecture Awards, to be announced in Brisbane on 24 June.

Gabriel Poole Award for Building of the Year

Ormuz Specialist Eye Clinic (Caloundra) – Loucas Zahos Architects

Regional Project of the Year

Noosa Coastal Bus Shelter (Noosa Heads) – Majstorovic Architecture

House of the Year

Mt Coolum Residence (Coolum) – Sparks Architects

Regional Commendations

The Condensery – Somerset Regional Art Gallery (Toogoolawah) – PHAB Architects

Sunday House (Noosa Heads) – Teeland Architects

Platypus Bend House (Pomona) – Robinson Architects

Sunshine Coast Light Rail – (Sunshine Coast) – Hassell

Noosa Coastal Bus Shelter (Noosa Heads) – Majstorovic Architecture

Ormuz Specialist Eye Clinic (Caloundra) – Loucas Zahos Architects

Montville Residence 2 (Montville) – Sparks Architects

Mt Coolum Residence (Coolum) – Sparks Architects

Plywood Box Flat (Yandina Creek) – Majstorovic Architecture

Two Roads House (Maleny) – Aspect Architecture