CTBUH Announces Winners of its 2015 Urban Habitat Competition

14:00 - 23 July, 2015
CTBUH Announces Winners of its 2015 Urban Habitat Competition, PARKROYAL on Pickering / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall
PARKROYAL on Pickering / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced the winner and finalists of its 2015 Urban Habitat Award. Launched in 2014, the Urban Habitat Award recognizes the contributions of tall buildings to the urban realm. The winners this year were chosen for influencing their environment and cultural context intelligently, adding social sustainability to their immediate site and wider context. See all of the finalists and the winner after the break.

Balmoral House / Clinton Murray + Polly Harbison

17:00 - 22 July, 2015
Balmoral House / Clinton Murray + Polly Harbison, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Balmoral Beach, Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Clinton Murray, Polly Harbison
  • Design Team

    Nicholas Byrne, Vince Myson
  • Area

    1172.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +31

Northern Rivers Beach House / refresh*design

20:00 - 21 July, 2015
Northern Rivers Beach House  / refresh*design, © Damien Bredberg
© Damien Bredberg

© Damien Bredberg © Damien Bredberg © Damien Bredberg © Damien Bredberg +19

Planchonella House / Jesse Bennett

17:00 - 21 July, 2015
Planchonella House / Jesse Bennett, © Sean Fennessy
© Sean Fennessy
  • Architects

  • Location

    Queensland, Australia
  • Interior Designer

    Anne-Marie Campagnolo
  • Area

    280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Sean Fennessy © Sean Fennessy © Sean Fennessy © Sean Fennessy +30

Hazel Glen Child and Family Centre / Brand Architects

20:00 - 18 July, 2015
Hazel Glen Child and Family Centre / Brand Architects, © Wuttke Photography
© Wuttke Photography

© Wuttke Photography © Wuttke Photography © Wuttke Photography © Wuttke Photography +26

Inner City Warehouse / Allen Jack+Cottier

20:00 - 17 July, 2015
Inner City Warehouse / Allen Jack+Cottier, © Castle+Beatty
© Castle+Beatty

© Castle+Beatty © Castle+Beatty © Castle+Beatty © Castle+Beatty +32

Transgrid Headquarters / Bates Smart

17:00 - 17 July, 2015
Transgrid Headquarters  / Bates Smart, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman
  • Architects

  • Location

    180 Thomas Street, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +18

Orama Residence / smart design studio

17:00 - 16 July, 2015
Orama Residence / smart design studio, © Sharrin Rees
© Sharrin Rees

© Sharrin Rees © Sharrin Rees © Sharrin Rees © Sharrin Rees +29

Loggia in Arcadia / Luigi Rosselli

20:00 - 14 July, 2015
Loggia in Arcadia / Luigi Rosselli, © Justin Alexander
© Justin Alexander

© Justin Alexander © Edward Birch © Justin Alexander © Edward Birch +19

MY80 / Hayball

17:00 - 14 July, 2015
MY80 / Hayball, © Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

© Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Peter Clarke +16

Brompton Pavilion / Craig Tan Architects

19:00 - 13 July, 2015
Brompton Pavilion / Craig Tan Architects, © Jaime Diaz-Berrio
© Jaime Diaz-Berrio

© Jaime Diaz-Berrio © Jaime Diaz-Berrio © Jaime Diaz-Berrio © Jaime Diaz-Berrio +24

The Brewery Yard / Tzannes

20:00 - 12 July, 2015
The Brewery Yard / Tzannes, © John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © John Gollings +18

Amanda Levete's MPavilion Inspired by Forest Canopy

16:23 - 10 July, 2015
Amanda Levete's MPavilion Inspired by Forest Canopy, © AL_A
© AL_A

Images have been released of Melbourne's second annual MPavilion. Designed by British architect Amanda Levete of AL_A, the temporary structure will use the latest technology in nautical engineering to stimulate a forest-like canopy within the city’s Queen Victoria Gardens. A series of three- and five-meter wide petals made from ultra-thin translucent composite and carbon fiber will "sway" on top slender columns, mimicking the tree line to the site's east.

Our Lady of the Southern Cross Primary School / Baldasso Cortese Architects

17:00 - 9 July, 2015
Our Lady of the Southern Cross Primary School / Baldasso Cortese Architects, © Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke
  • Architects

  • Location

    2/20 Howqua Way, Taylors Hill VIC 3037, Australia
  • Design Director

    Steven Cortese
  • Design Team

    Devkrishna Mistry, Loris Rebeschini, Hannes MacNamara
  • Project Architect

    David Choate, Nick Nackovski
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke +18

Office in Fremantle / Payne Designs

17:00 - 8 July, 2015
Office in Fremantle / Payne Designs, © Dion Robeson
© Dion Robeson
  • Architects

  • Location

    19/21 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Dion Robeson © Dion Robeson © Dion Robeson © Dion Robeson +22

Hutch & Co / Biasol: Design Studio

20:00 - 7 July, 2015
Hutch & Co / Biasol: Design Studio, © Ari Hatzis
© Ari Hatzis

© Ari Hatzis © Ari Hatzis © Ari Hatzis © Ari Hatzis +19

Perth Zoo Orang-utan Exhibit / iredale pedersen hook architects

17:00 - 7 July, 2015
Perth Zoo Orang-utan Exhibit  / iredale pedersen hook architects, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +10

Doll's House / BKK Architects

17:00 - 6 July, 2015
Doll's House / BKK Architects, © Shannon McGrath
© Shannon McGrath

© Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath +20