Lysaght Inspirations Design Awards 2020 Winners
The creativity and vision of Australia’s leading architects and designers have again come to the fore in the 2020 Lysaght Inspirations Design Awards, an initiative that recognised outstanding Australian architectural work incorporating LYSAGHT® steel building products.
The awards, now in their third year, were open to Australian-based architects, building designers, and architectural or design students, and sought nominations in four main categories: Commercial and Industrial, Regional Projects, Residential and Student Design.
Each category winner received a $10,000 cash prize, while the successful Student Design award recipient received a $5,000 cash prize. The work of all four winners will also be featured in the next edition of Lysaght’s Design Inspiration publication.
The respective category winners were:
- Commercial and Industrial – Goodna State School grade prep and one building’ by arkLAB Architecture
- Regional Projects – Mercy College Mackay Library by Bold Architecture + Interior Design
- Residential – ‘Blue Wren’ by Get Smart Constructions
- Student Design – Chatterbox House by Sandra C, Granville TAFE
The Goodna State School building project by arkLAB Architecture in Brisbane, combines a visually-stunning design with practicality and low maintenance benefits which are important for public buildings.
In Mackay, Bold Architecture + Interior Design’s, Mercy College library redevelopment saw the transformation of a single storey building into a double-storey structure, in pursuit of a building that would act as the heart and soul of a greater ‘student city’.
The winner of the Residential category in Bermagui, New South Wales, showcased the ‘Blue Wren’ home which saw Get Smart Constructions design and build on a challenging, steep triangular block while also taking into account the sensitivities of a pristine coastal environment.
Student category winner, Sandra from Granville TAFE, in her work titled ‘Chatterbox House’, took styling cues from the Sydney Opera House as well as an origami chatterbox, to create stunning rooflines for her project.
Materials chosen for the project included LYSAGHT EASYCLAD®, made from COLORBOND® Metallic steel in the colour Cosmic®, Lysaght’s new CUSTOMFLOW® cladding solution (also made from COLORBOND® Metallic steel in the colour Cosmic®) which was applied to the lower edge of window extrusions and corrugated LYSAGHT CUSTOM ORB®, made from COLORBOND® steel in the colour DUNE®, for all roofing.