|2013 Education Sector Awards
An international competition judging education projects from around the world, the judging panel was looking for a 'forward-thinking shortlist with inventive architecture which played on the idea of an educational system that could excite those within it. Deborah Saunt, DSDH set the tone by stating: “The criteria we are trying to address is what is the learning experience? And are the designs innovative”. A building which not only has architectural rigour and detail but entices education.'
The other shortlisted projects are:
Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom - Coventry University & Arup Associates
The winner will be announced 30 April.
CSU School of Dentistry, Wagga Wagga campus, Australia by Brewster Hjorth Architects was a modest design with a strong connection to the site. 'A tasteful response to the site' impressed Peter Barrett, Professor at Salford University. The project created a sense of locality and identity by using local materials and 'translating the surrounding typography into the architecture' [Javier Quintana, Dean of IE school of Architecture and Design, Spain]. The circulation and learning spaces were thought to have created a fascinating place to learn.