Performance venues and innovative abodes dominated the honours at this year’s Australian Steel Design Awards for Victoria and Tasmania, announced 25 July at the Crown Palladium.

The state awards are part of the ASI’s first-ever national steel awards program to be held in Australia with national winners to be announced in September. The State awards were presented in seven categories with the winners of the Architectural Steel Design (in sub-categories of Small and Large projects), Structural Engineering Steel Design and Metal Building Product Design awards eligible to vie for the national honours in those sections.

Cox Architects & Planners’ entry on the National Institute of Circus Arts building won the Architectural Steel Design Award for a Large Project, and the entry from Studio D’Ambrosio of Rome won in the Small Project category for Under the Moonlight House at Mount Hotham.

In the Structural Engineering Steel Design category, the Connell Wagner submission on the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (Stage Two) topped that section.

And Suters Prior Cheney Architects’ entry won in the Metal Building Product Design Award section for the Boroondara Sports Complex project work.

Winners were also named in the other four categories - Steel Fabricators Award, Steel Detailers Award, Creative Innovations Design Award and the Tasmanian Steel Design Award.

Structural Challenge’s entry on the new Nigel Peck Centre for Learning at Melbourne Grammar School scored the Steel Fabricators Award, whilst the PlanIT Design Group achieved top honours in the Steel Detailers category for the Melbourne Convention Centre redevelopment.

The Tasmanian Steel Design Award went to Partridge Partners for their entry on The Winged House at Table Cape and Arup’s submission on The Travellers figurative sculpture at Southbank won in the Creative Innovations Design category.

The ASI Steel Design Awards highlight the high standard of design and execution achievable with the versatility and aesthetics of steel and the Australian industry’s capabilities and efficiencies.


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