WINNING DESIGN: This is the award-winning Woorabinda State School building that received a recommendation at last night’s Queensland State Architecture Awards in Brisbane.
WINNING DESIGN: This is the award-winning Woorabinda State School building that received a recommendation at last night’s Queensland State Architecture Awards in Brisbane. DAVID HANSON

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.

The winners:

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



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