Australian architects make WAF shortlist

15 Australian architects have had projects included on the list of projects shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival that is being held in Berlin on 16 and 18 November, 2016.

In total 21 projects are shortlisted as four practices have multiple projects shortlisted: FJMT has four, Bates Smart and Cox Rayner have two as does BVN.

Competition will be stiff as the shortlist contains a total of 343 projects from around the World.  In Berlin each architect will use slides and film to present their shortlisted projects to a panel of eminent architects who will then make the final judgement.

The BVN shortlisted projects are The Australian Museum of Military Engineering at Holsworthy and the South East Regional Hospital, Bega.

The Australian Museum of Military Engineering forms part of the new base that relocated the School of Military Engineering to Holsworthy Barracks and that recently won the Australian Construction Achievement Award for the development of the year. 

For the first time it has enabled the entire collection of exhibition pieces that includes everything from antique camp kitchens to massive minesweepers still bearing the scars of exploding munitions.

The South East Regional Hospital (SERH) Bega, is the first hospital in New South Wales on a green-field site that has been master-planned to develop into an integrated health campus, bringing together future education, accommodation and clinical services into a dynamic civic precinct.

With a design based on the latest health research that reveals patients who can look at nature and gardens experience reduced pain, every in-patient in the hospital has a view to the verdant pastures in the Bega Valley beyond.

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