伍德赛德 wins big at the 2021 Victorian Architecture 奖
The 伍德赛德 Building for Technology and Design (WBTD) has received multiple accolades, including the top prize, at the Australian Institute of Architects 2021 Victorian Architecture 奖.
The WBTD was the most popular project of the night at the awards, which were announced via live broadcast on the evening of 18 June. The building took out the top-billed Victorian Architecture Medal, 墨尔本奖, the Colourbond Award for Steel Architecture, as well as awards in the sustainability and educational architecture categories.
The building was recognised for its high level of design excellence and thinking, with the jury saying: “In the context of a global climate and environmental crisis, the 伍德赛德 Building demonstrates an elegant and optimistic response, delivering a complex program for an environmentally sustainable future, while simultaneously proposing a transformational vision of what tertiary education can be.”
The 2021 Victorian Architecture 奖 jury chairwoman, 迷迭香Burne, said: “ag九游会官网登录 is about cutting-edge research, about attracting the best and brightest, ag九游会官网登录优秀, ag九游会官网登录未来的思考. The building encompasses these, and is the built outcome of all those philosophies.”
Recently opened by Dr Alan Finkel AO at a virtual event on 1 June, the WBTD delivers on the 克莱顿 Campus 的总体规划 vision to be a showcase campus, distinguished by world-class environmentally sustainable infrastructure and design. As part of the University’s partnership with 伍德赛德 Energy, this landmark building also reflects ag九游会官网登录’s commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2030.