Award winners across four categories – Digital Innovation in Architecture, Structural Innovation in Architecture, the First Degree Design Award and NSW Design Medal – represent the best projects and emerging architectural talent from NSW’s four major schools of architecture.
The NSW Design Medal went to Hope Dryden and Robin Lloyd for their project LIGO – a transformation of the Australian Institute of Architect’s NSW Chapter offices to become a library and cultural hub for architecture. Commencing with a series of reflections on the future of books and digital technology the project takes inspiration in the intersection between the traditional contents of libraries- liber (books) and the physical matter from which books are made – lignum (pulped wood).
These masters students are now vying for a travel bursary with Bangladeshi Architects in Australia to travel with award winning architect Rafiq Azam to see the works of legendary architects Louis Khan, Paul Rudolf and Mazharul Islam in Bangladesh. An exhibition of student and graduate work is on display at the NSW Chapter offices, Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point in Sydney until Friday 10 June. Source by Australian Institute of Architects.