Dezeen Award winners: Our top 3 picks
Want to know which are the best architecture projects of 2019? This year’s Dezeen award winners have been revealed – and they’re a real showcase for architecture inspiration.
Here are our favourite 3 picks of the prize-winners – you can take a look in detail at all the top and highly-commended projects here.
Jungle beauty: Casa Campinarana, Rural House of the Year
The Amazon jungle isn’t a place you’d expect to find a concrete house of this calibre. Brazilian architecture firm Laurent Troost Architects created the amazing abode Casa Campinarana in the town of Manaus.
What we like about this two-storey project is that it’s built completely with its unique forest environment in mind. Traditional architecture is flipped upside down to minimise the ground-level footprint, instead creating living spaces on the first floor and a spectacular treetop swimming pool enclosed by wire mesh balustrade.
Images sourced from Dezeen
Bright & beautiful: Star Engineers, Business Building of the Year
We’ve talked about this colourful perforated-metal clad building before by Studio VDGA – it was featured in the Archdaily Awards earlier this year – so we’re not surprised that it’s one of the Dezeen award winners, securing the Business Building of the Year prize.
It’s not your typical office block – which is what we loved and the judges loved too. It’s a thriving working environment, cleverly using the perforated metal facade to create living green walls for a lush and productive working space and factory.
Images sourced from Dezeen
Preservation perfection: LocHal Library, Rebirth Project of the Year
Now here’s a novel reuse of an existing building. Civic Architects, Mecanoo and Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau collaborated to transform an old train repair shed into a library fit for the modern and digital age.
The building of the new LocHal Library was classed as a monument to protect its heritage and structure, so the architecture team used its existing steel frame, columns and extensive glass windows to great effect, creating a light and bright learning centre.
Inside it’s a great example of the mix-and-match versatility of materials, combining black steel, glass, oak and concrete with tactile, textured panels for zoned areas.
Images sourced from Mecanoo
Perforated Metal architecture
If you want to incorporate perforated metal or wire mesh into your next architectural project, talk to the Arrow Metal team to explore your options for building facade, panels, balustrade or screening.
Call our team on (02) 9748 2200 or send us an online enquiry and we’ll come back to you.Posted: November 5, 2019