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Paper bag building melbourne

paper bag building melbourne

While’s Gehry’s very public building continued to steal the limelight, a modest, gentle building in Townsville designed for children at risk was named this year’s grand prix winner for the best new brick building in Australia.

Businessman Dr Chau Chak Wing donated million towards the building. Photo: James Brickwood

The Act for Kids Child and Family Centre of Excellence, by m3architecture, was described as a project “modest in scale yet big on social responsibility” and “a place of support and care”.

Providing support to help thousands of children who’d experienced abuse or neglect and early support to strengthen families at risk, its strong bunker-like exterior housed a luscious interior, and it was “a sheer delight” and “exquisite”.

A cheerful house in Melbourne – the Hello House by OOF! Architecture – received the major residential award.

“The house embraces its mini-civic role by offering passers-by a friendly greeting in the form of a bright ‘Hello’ in white-face brickwork. Designed in collaboration with artist Rose Nolan, the ‘Hello’ wall offers to start a conversation with locals, while continuing the architectural story of the area’s 19th century heritage buildings.

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