2013 Melbourne Design Awards - Key Dates

25 August 2013 - Extended close date
2 September 2013 - Judging
19 September 2013 - Finalists announced
15 October 2013 - Rating Closes
23 October 2013 - Awards Night
Best of the best - Winners list

Architecture - Commercial - Constructed

This award celebrates the design process and product of planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, and aesthetic considerations. Consideration given for material selection, technology, light and shadow. The project must be constructed.

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Nominations in Category

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar Senior School - Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School / McBride Charles Ryan

Architecture - Commercial - Constructed

- Winner

The Infinity Centre is a new senior school for the Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School in Keilor East. PEGS approach to VCE combines structured pedagogy with individual freedom, and fosters socialisation and interaction. The Infinity Centre reflects this approach through the key concepts underpinning its design: the dynamic between structure and fluidity; between uniformity and individuality. At a practical level, the Infinity Centre provides all the structured areas required of such a facility. Beyond this, the design is developed as an abstraction of the infinity symbol. Like the gothic cathedral, the symbolic form is embodied in use. At the centre of the infinity plan, where all the wings cross over, is the library. The building is clad in gloss-black and silver-banded brickwork, like a medieval walled city. Sweeping ‘gateways’ maintain the fluid continuity of this form and provide access into the school’s sheltered inner courtyards. The coexistence of these contrasts is emblematic of the school’s pedagogical approach. The Infinity Centre is a celebration of the potential for architecture to realise the ambitions of its community.

Doncaster BMW - Chick Constructions / WMK Architecture

Architecture - Commercial - Constructed

- Winner

BMW Doncaster has celebrated its 20 year anniversary with a show-stopping $20 Million transformation, tripling the size of its facilities to 15,000 sqm of glittering new showrooms, state-of-the-art service workshops, unprecedented new staff facilities and customer amenities. With a clever re-use of existing building elements and infrastructure, new construction techniques and innovative sustainability initiatives, Doncaster BMW now has market leading facilities to display new BMW Cars, new BMW Motorbikes, new Mini Cars and pre-loved vehicles as well as accessories, parts, and of course vehicle servicing. The new complex also accommodates customer lounge and café areas, customer entertainment and interaction areas and leading edge central staff amenities and facilities. The high-tech, high-spec facility is a manifestation of the vision and drive of Ingo Reisch Managing Director of BMW Doncaster, innovative new design ideas from WMK Architecture and the precision of project managers and builders Chick Constructions. Investment in sustainable, intelligent design and quality built environment is aimed at exciting the customer, providing a motivating workplace, communicating the BMW brand and paving the way for continuous improvement.


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