DO you have an eye for award-winning building design?
The Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) is calling on Victorians to choose their favourite project in the 23rd BDAV Building Design Awards.
Among the projects you can vote for in the People’s Choice Award is CORE 9 in Cape Paterson from local Wonthaggi design firm Beaumont Concepts.
The prototype sustainable house is designed to challenge the way we think about sustainable living, with its 9.1 star energy rating setting a new benchmark for affordable sustainable living in Australia.
The BDAV People’s Choice Award showcases projects nominated in the BDAV Building Design Awards that acknowledge and encourage excellence in building design, and profile the building design profession to the wider community.
This year’s awards feature over 30 categories, from single dwelling and multi-residential projects, to interior design, commercial, education, hospitality, heritage conservation, and public buildings.
The awards typically place an emphasis on sustainability in building design, with categories including ‘Best Energy Efficient’, ‘Best Environmentally Sustainable’, and a new category: ‘Excellence in the use of Recycled Materials’.
BDAV president Lindsay Douglas says each year the Awards entries “go from strength to strength and provide not only the broader community with a window into the profession’s capabilities, but foster within BDAV members a sense of professional pride and a benchmark for best-practice projects.”
The People’s Choice Award will be presented at the Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday, August 4 at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Voting is now open at www.bdav.org.au and closes at 5pm, Tuesday July 24.