m3architecture shortlisted for AA Prize for Unbuilt Work
m3architecture’s idea for Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) New Performing Arts Venue has been shortlisted for the AA Prize for Unbuilt Work.
The scheme relished in putting the Q into QPAC – QUEENSLAND. Our design is reminiscent of the section of a theatre, able to ‘bookend’ the existing building whilst opening up new opportunities, and stands for the whole state – people, politics, culture. The Queensland map offered the opportunity for layers of meaning and the inclusion of many in the ongoing evolution of the project.
From more than 200 entries, 40 have been shortlisted for the 2021 AA Prize for Unbuilt Work.
The prize, first awarded by Architecture Media in 1993, was reprised to acknowledge and celebrate “unknown and unsung” architectural ideas.
The prize seeks conceptually rigorous, inventive responses to contemporary architectural issues. Its purpose is to promote debate and to generate ideas about architecture by rewarding compelling work in its conceptual stages.
“From the truly inventive and speculative to the downright practical, the AA Prize for Unbuilt Work shortlist covers sites both real and imagined, from our coastlines, to our cites, suburbs and central desert,” said Abbie Galvin, NSW Government Architect and a juror for the prize.
“The propositions are tackling the issues of our age – curtailing urban sprawl through gentle urban densification, sustainable burying of our dead, simple yet profound interventions in remote communities, rethinking the great public spaces of our cities and reimagining our interactions in a socially distanced world.”
The winner will be announced on ArchitectureAU.com on 27 January 2021 and in the January/February issue of Architecture Australia magazine.
The shortlisted projects are:
A Grounded Approach – Calum York and Jed Finnane
Algae-Coffee Infra-sculpture – Deon Cham, Jie Jin and Heyu Lu, University of Melbourne
Anthepe Community Centre – Chris Tucker (University of Newcastle, Tangentyere Council, Ilyperenye Town Centre)
Architect’s SORRY tax – Landscapology
Atlas of the Collaborative City – Collaborative Place Design
Australian War Memorial Anzac Hall – FJMT Studio
Australia’s Urban Room – Bates Smart
Backyard – Alex Galego
Bays Precinct Tidal Pool – Chrofi with McGregor Coxall
Beynon and Hayward Warehouse – Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects
Biota Familia – Blight Rayner Architecture
Bluefield Housing – Damian Madigan, University of South Australia
Burial Belt – Other Architects
Bushwara Settlement Incremental Housing Upgrade – Rita Liao, University of Melbourne
Cascades Female Factory – Neeson Murcutt and Neille
Civic Interruptions – Lauren Garner (personal project), Kerstin Thompson Architects
Coding the Garden Metropolis – Re-structuring Melbourne’s Suburban Environments – Asensio Mah
de(CENTRAL)ised PARK – E8 Urban
Digital.Trip – KAI
Experiential Circuit of Post-Pandemic Repair – Lachlan Seegers Architect
Isoland – Paige Kodesh, UNSW
Jade Museum – Candalepas Associates
Lingang Bird Airport – McGregor Coxall
Lost Tablets – MvS Architects
Marchwiel Estate – John Wardle Architects
A Treasure Trove of Space – Rethinking Melbourne’s Car Parks – Bates Smart
Naumachia – Heavy Metals Laboratory – Pendal and Neille
New Ground – Other Architects, Openwork, Alicia Pozniak, Andy Fergus
New Performing Arts Centre – Queensland Scheme – M3 Architecture
Offset House – Other Architects
Oxley Beach Ocean Pool – Nicole Larkin Design
Power Lungs – Martin Gaardboe and Alina Minassian, Morph Studio
Queen Victoria Market Garden – Breathe Architecture and Openwork
Renaissance – Atherton Garden RE – Commission – Elvin Tan Design
Silhouettes: Municipal Baths Excavation, Newcastle NSW (2020) – Michael Chapman, University of Newcastle
Sydney’s Pedestrian Boulevard – Bates Smart
Tenancy does not equal title – Alexander Sheridan Architecture
The Equilibria Proposal – Equilibria
The Iron Blow – Anthony St John Parsons
Yarra Pools – Wowowa Architecture