Dozens of Australian projects make World Architecture Festival Awards shortlist

Among the 200 shortlisted entries in the 2020/21 World Architecture Festival Awards, there is again a strong contingent of projects from Australia and by Australian architects.

“We are delighted with both the quantity and quality of this year’s entries,” said festival director Paul Finch. “This promises to be the most competitive awards program we have ever run, and we look forward to meeting the shortlisted architects in Lisbon.”

The festival was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, and will now be held from 1 to 3 December with the theme “Resetting the City: Greening, Health and Urbanism.”

Across the three days of the festival, architects will present their shortlisted projects to more than 100 international jurors.

Category winners will then compete with each other for the titles of World Building of the Year, Future Project of the Year, Interior of the Year and Landscape of the Year.

The Australian shortlisted projects are:

Completed Buildings


Chau Chak Wing Museum – JPW

Phoenix Central Park – Durback Block Jaggers and John Wardle Architects


Mon Repos Turtle Centre – Kirk

Penguin Parade Visitor Centre – Terroir


Puntukurnu AMS Healthcare Hub Newman – Kaunitz Yeung Architecture

Higher Education and Research

Monash Woodside Building for Technology and Design – Grimshaw

UTS Central – FJMT

House and Villa (Rural and Nature)

Coopworth – FMD Architects

House and Villa (Urban/Suburban)

House Taurus – Durbach Block Jaggers

JARtB House – Kavellaris Urban Design

Kew Residence – John Wardle Architects

Nissim House – Studio Milou

North Perth House – Nic Brunsdon


Collins House – Bates Smart

Holme Apartments – John Wardle Architects

Mixed Use

Collins Arch – Woods Bagot and Shop Architects

Sky Green – Woha Architects

New and Old

2 Ridge Street – Tzannes


9 Cremorne Street – Fieldwork

Daramu House – Tzannes

Olderfleet – Grimshaw


Punchbowl Mosque – Angelo Candalepas and Associates


Fortitude Valley Secondary College – Cox Architecture and Thomson Adsett

Ravenswood Senior Learning Centre – BVN


Ken Rosewall Arena Redevelopment – Cox Architecture

Rod Laver Arena – Cox Architecture


Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail – Grimshaw and Aspect Studios in collaboration with the City of Sydney on behalf of Transport for NSW supported by Randwick Council

Landscape (Urban Context)

Prahran Square – Lyons with Aspect Studios

Sydney Park Water Re-use – Turf Design Studio

Future Project


Rethinking Melbourne’s Carparks – Bates Smart


Yalingbila Bibula – Cox Architecture


The Kambala Sport, Wellbeing + Senior Learning Precinct – Allen Jack and Cottier


Sydney Metro – Woods Bagot and John McAslan and Partners

Leisure-led development

Tawarri Hot Springs – Nic Brunsdon


Atlassian Headquarters – Shop Architects and BVN


Sirius Redevelopment – BVN

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