Tasmanian Architecture Awards have showcased the vision and flair shown to reimagine historic heritage places.
Heritage Architecture category was awarded to John Wardle Architects for the
‘insertions and additions’ to Captain Kelly’s Cottage on Bruny Island. The
Awards Jury citation concluded that the project is a ‘remarkable example of conservation and
readaptation of a private heritage residence’. Approved by the Heritage Council
in 2015, the proposal has ensured the cottage’s future use as
a home, whilst retaining a strong sense of its early character. The form models
indicate a bold design that neatly fits between the original front section of
the house and the original kitchen. The development was also awarded for
its interior architecture.
development involving a small historic heritage cottage resulted in an award
for Preston Lane Architects in the Small Project Architecture category.
Milkman’s Cottage in Hobart was considered a 'great contributor to urban
streetscape, and to debates around urban renewal. The careful placement and
shape of the new form of this tiny house addition blend seamlessly with the
original building, and stitch together the row of cottages in this busy,
sloping street'. The Heritage Council’s approval for this development has been
previously covered online.
Hunter Triennial Prize was awarded to WorkbyLizandAlex, for reimagining a
small stone barn, originally built as stables in 1829, into one of Hobart’s
best (small) spaces to stay. The Heritage Council approved the design response
in 2010 as the proposal successfully balances the heritage values of the place with the requirements
of a conversion to a residence.
Dorney designed St Pius X Church in Taroona received recognition through the
Enduring Architecture Award. The Church is entered on the Tasmanian Heritage
Register for its technical and creative achievement, its association with
Dorney, and for the story behind this striking architecture. In
1962 the Vatican II Council signalled change when it embraced changes to both
liturgical practice and church architecture. Catholic congregations, however,
were generally slow to accept the latter. St Pius X Catholic Church may be seen
not merely as an example of the changes afoot within the Catholic Church during
the 1950s and 60s, but as a vanguard of the movement for change. The Awards Jury cites the church’s
'unique relationship to place, in a post-war period, it nestled closely with a
natural Australian environment. Today this is important for all and what we
cherish as meaningful place'.
awards winners scratch the surface of the excellent way in which architects
respond to development to historic heritage places. There are many other award
entries that received commendations and praise for their responses to
revitalising historic heritage places. To gain inspiration, visit the Tasmanian Architecture Awards website for details of all the entrants and award winners.
Choose your favourite and enter
the People’s Choice Award to be in the running for a great prize.