World Architecture Festival | Australian Prize Winners

10 November, 2009

 Berry Sports Hall by Allen Jack + Cottier

WINNER Sports Category
PROJECT Berry Sports Hall
LOCATION Berry, NSW, Australia
ARCHITECT Allen Jack + Cottier

The jury examined a number of very impressive projects in the Sport category, eventually settling on Allen Jack + Cottier’s Berry Sports Hall in Australia as the winner. This project focused on material innovation above structure in its modest budget, resulting in an expressive and creative building that remains responsible towards its environment and context.


Klein Bottle house by Mc Bride Charles Ryan

WINNER House Category
PROJECT Klein Bottle House
LOCATION Mornington Peninsula, VIC, Australia
ARCHITECT McBride Charles Ryan

The winning entry for an individual house is based on the Klein Bottle, an intriguing interpretation of an advanced topological mathematical formula. It follows in a series of houses established the Mornington Peninsula as an important site of architectural experimentation.

A crystalline clam shell, spiralling joyfully and optimistically to a living room perched above a canopy of tea trees, it evokes on every day of the year the enriching playfulness of being on holiday.


TKTS Booth by Choi Ropiha, Perkins Eastman and PKSB Architects

WINNER New and Old Category
LOCATION Times Square, New York
ARCHITECTS Choi Ropiha, Perkins Eastman and PKSB Architects

This modest yet important ticketing structure has been built at one of the busiest and noisiest intersections in the world, at the heart of New York.

The judges admired how the new building recaptured the public ground with clever lateral thinking, making use of the roof in a most welcoming way. It creates a vibrant and welcoming little public stage in the middle of New York’s Theater District, and it does so without compromise. The backlit structural glass steps achieve superb visibility in a very challenging environment of large glaring towers and furious traffic.

Read more:

Architectural Review | WAF: Best buildings in the world

Sydney Morning Herald | Australian architects come up trumps at world design festival

One Response to “World Architecture Festival | Australian Prize Winners”

  1. Our talented plastering team were pleased to have completed the plastering on the exciting and challenging Klein Bottle House in Rye.
    Hillview Interiors take pride in our work.

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