The winners of the 2020 Sustainability Awards were announced last week at a digital gala event. Over 230 projects, people and products were submitted to the awards, all of which exhibited such a high calibre and level of design that the experienced jury hard a hard time choosing the finalists. After careful and deliberate consideration, the jury managed to pick winners they believe push sustainability in the architecture and design industry to new frontiers, and that help propel Australia’s leading architects onto the global stage.
Congratulations to all of the 2020 winners. You can find the full list of winners here.
Award for Multiple Dwelling
Gilles Hall, Monash University
Jackson Clements Burrows Architects with AECOM
Gillies Hall is a new student accommodation on the Peninsula Campus comprising 150 studio apartments and common areas. The building is a showcase of the University’s commitment to deliver first-class student accommodation and achieve Net Zero emissions for its operations.
Gillies Hall has been designed and built to redefine comfort and create opportunities for students to meet and learn from others. The six level accommodation provides exceptional single occupancy studios and dedicated collaborative spaces for students to study, engage and relax.
Utilising mass timber structure and Passive House design and certification, the building puts occupant comfort, health and wellbeing as a central focus. The building provides an ideal indoor environment at an energy and carbon footprint dramatically lower than any similar type building in Australia. Gillies Hall is the first major investment following the establishment of a new masterplan strategy for the Peninsula campus and supports a growing student community bringing a new life to the campus.
Photography: Peter Clarke