Tonsley awarded for architectural excellence

Read about the various Tonsley projects.

The Tonsley Innovation district has scooped seven awards for architecture at a prestigious state event.

The Australian Institute of Architects’ 2016 South Australian Architecture Awards saw four Tonsley projects recognised across education, heritage, commercial, sustainability and urban design categories.

Tonsley, which is Australia’s first innovation district, was described by the jury as “a unique place with a strong identity for South Australia to celebrate its manufacturing history”.

The State Government is transforming the site into a collaborative and high-value industry, education and residential precinct, where business people, researchers, tertiary students, industries and companies can interact and innovate.

SA Architecture Awards won by projects in the Tonsley innovation district include:

Educational Architecture

  • Dr John Mayfield Award – Flinders at Tonsley by HASSELL

Commercial Architecture

  • Award – South Australian Drill Core Reference Library by Thomson Rossi

Heritage

  • Award – Tonsley Main Assembly Building and Pods by Woods Bagot and Tridente Architects

Urban Design

  • Commendation – Tonsley by Oxigen

Sustainable Architecture

  • Award – Tonsley Main Assembly Building and Pods by Woods Bagot and Tridente Architects
  • Award – Tonsley by Oxigen

Colorbond® Award for Steel Architecture

  • Award – South Australian Drill Core Reference Library by Thomson Rossi

The judging panel for the Award for Sustainable Architecture stated that although still a work in progress, the Tonsley Main Assembly Building and pods are already internationally recognised as a model for environmentally sustainable design and building practices.

The Australian Institute of Architects’ 2016 SA Architecture Awards were held on Saturday 2 July at Adelaide Oval.


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