14 Jun 23

Woods Bagot Awarded by AIA WA Architecture Awards for Sustainable Design and Historical Revitalization

Woods Bagot has received two awards in the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2023 Western Australia Architecture Awards, recognising the architects and architecture that “contribute considerably to our communities and built environment”.

WA Chapter President Sandy Anghie said sustainability was a fundamental pillar for judging across all award categories in this program, with top honours awarded to projects that addressed the challenges of the times.

Woods Bagot’s revival of the 1930s cornerstone Bassendean Hotel has received a top award for interior architecture, while Central Park End of Trip refurbishment has received a commendation in the same category.

Woods Bagot’s Perth Studio Chair Kukame McPierzie said this year’s nominations reflect the studios commitment to refurbishing and revitalising the city’s existing assets, ensuring built forms with rich cultural narrative that maximise the use of existing materials.

“Reinvigorating outdated assets is a vital way that architects can preserve local history and ensure their relevance for years to come,” says McPierzie. “Congratulations to Eva Sue and the team for their sensitive and considered contributions to the community.”

This year’s winners were selected from 88 submissions across 10 major categories. Award winners will now progress to the National Architecture Awards, to be announced 31 October.

Click to see the full list of winners.

Bassendean Hotel interior

Bassendean Hotel.

Central Park End of Trip interior

Central Park End of Trip.

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