Awards — July 21, 2023
BVN wins at the 2023 Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Awards
This year BVN celebrated wins at the 2023 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Awards.
The CTBUH Annual Awards program recognises projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.
BVN and our project collaborators took home eleven awards across the awards categories.
Winner of the Future Projects Award of Excellence.
At approximately 40 storeys high, Atlassian Central will be the world’s tallest hybrid timber building with a glass and steel facade. It’s designed for 50% less embodied carbon and 100% renewables. With a mix of outdoor and indoor spaces, we’ll use an energy-efficient approach that features natural ventilation and large planted terraces giving access to nature.
The Atlassian project sits within a heritage rich context and requires a balance of heritage and new elements to form the public realm. In addition to the new and innovative design, the building incorporates the existing heritage Parcels Shed at its base, serving as a connection point, both physical and visual, to the precinct’s rich history. All heritage elements will be re-used within the site.
BVN & SHoP Architects in collaboration.
BVN and SHoP were selected after an extensive global search and design competition.
BVN in partnership with KTA.
Queen & Collins
Winner of the Repositioning Award of Excellence.
Queen & Collins is a radical adaptation of three neo-gothic inspired buildings co-located on a high-profile corner block of Melbourne’s CBD. It represents an ambitious and dynamic design, shaping and creating public spaces that engage the people who inhabit them.
The vision to create an open community, required opening the site to the city, and providing a variety of amenity within. Integrating the three heritage buildings with four new retail blocks, forms a ‘city within a city,’ where each building has its own identity through subtle variations in articulation and material.
Quay Quarter Tower
- Winner of the Best Tall Building 200-299m Award of Excellence
- Winner of the Best Tall Building, Oceania Award of Excellence
- Winner of the Construction Award of Excellence
- Winner of the Repositioning Award of Excellence
- Winner of the Space Within Award of Excellence
- Winner of the Structure Award of Excellence
- Winner of the Systems Award of Excellence
- Winner of the Urban Habitat Award of Excellence (Quay Quarter Lanes)
Quay Quarter Sydney is an entirely new precinct with a front-row seat to Circular Quay. The anchor for the precinct is Quay Quarter Tower: designed by 3XN and developed in partnership with BVN. It's one of the world’s most complex adaptive re-use projects. QQT demonstrates the possibilities of upcycling existing buildings to give them a new life and reduce the impact of construction on the planet.
Submitted by AMP Capitol with 3XN & Executive Architect, BVN.
Winner of the Best Tall Building, Oceania Award of Excellence.
Greenland was approached with two key goals in mind. Firstly to create a new 40-storey building to sit on top of an existing and much smaller one. And secondly to create a vast outdoor living space reimagined for a new age of high-rise apartment living.
To transform the aging 1970s Water Board building into a 21st century high-rise meant wrestling with some significant challenges.
BVN with Woods Bagot.