It has been amazing to be part of the WAF award winning team. When you look across the range and quality of projects put forward for the WAF Awards, to be short listed and then become associated with the overall winner is a momentous achievement for Grant Associates.
Director - Grant Associates
Date posted: 04/10/12
The judges admired the way that this building by Vo Trong Nghia Architects related to its site and responded to the tropical climate. They said, 'A complex programme for 800 children was adeptly handled to create a series of humanely scaled spaces and places. Though built for a very modest budget, it has an architectural presence and lyricism in the way that light and air penetrate the interior.
'It embodies qualities of the best kind of effortless critical regionalism, reinterpreted for the current era.'
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The judges also highly commended the Infinity Centre in Keilor East, Australia by McBride Charles Ryan. They said, 'This project had an impressive verve and spirit. Its fluid form and use of contrasting materials to denote different spaces and functions humanises a complex programme.
'The relationship of the building to its courtyard spaces has been especially well considerred. This is a highly sophisticated and thoughtful piece of architecture'.