Woorabinda school praised at Architecture Awards
WOORABINDA State School has a few boasting rights this weekend.
The school's main office building was last night hailed as an architectural masterpiece at the Queensland State Architecture Awards in Brisbane.
Brisbane-based company Kevin O'Brien Architects, which designed the building, received commendation in the educational architecture category.
The jury awarded 52 accolades to 43 projects across all categories.
The educational category made its debut this year, with seven projects honoured.
After seven regional architecture awards held earlier in the year, 72 projects were in the running for awards at the state level, with many projects eligible across multiple categories.
Designed around the concept of a "living tree", Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane by Conrad Gargett Lyons was the big winner.
It received multiple accolades including the coveted FDG Stanley Award for public architecture along with the Karl Langer Award for Urban Design.
Here are other winners in the educational architecture category
RG Suter Award: The University of Queensland Global Change Institute by Hassell
Award: St Sebastian's Primary School by Elizabeth Watson Brown Architects and Architectus
Award: The University of the Sunshine Coast Collaborative Futures Building by Hassell
Commendation: Sir Samuel Griffith Centre by Cox Rayner Architects