A small waste-to-energy pavilion idea and an urban proposal to establish an uninterrupted network of green spaces across Sydney have jointly won the 2022 AA Prize for Unbuilt Work.
The AA Prize for Unbuilt Work aims to promote discussion and debate about contemporary design ideas.
“This year’s jury were impressed by the range of proposals that sought to confront our environmental challenges in creative and compelling ways,” said jury chair Katelin Butler.
“The joint winners – Native Networks by Layla Stanley and Gas Stack by Simulaa with Finding Infinity – both present as provocations that promote urban transformations. Native Networks is at the big-picture, strategic end of the spectrum while Gas Stack slots into the macro plan as a smaller-scale experiment that suggests incremental change.”
The jury also awarded one honourable mention and four special mentions.
On the jury were: Julian Anderson, director at Bates Smart (the 2021 prize winner); Justin Hill, director, Kerry Hill Architects; Lee Hillam, co-director, Dunn and Hillam Architects; Mel Dodd, head of the department of architecture, MADA, Monash University; and Katelin Butler, editorial director of Architecture Media.
The winners and mentions are:
Gas Stack – Simulaa with Finding Infinity
Native Networks – Layla Stanley
A Rare Relation – between Tasmania and Antarctica – Kathrine Vand (personal project), Core Collective Architects
Crying Room – Michael Chapman
House 186.3 – Curious Practice
Puzzling Evidence – Liam Oxlade
Sand Castles – Calum York and William McRoberts
For more coverage, see the January/February 2022 issue of Architecture Australia, on sale 21 January.
Source: Architecture - architectureau