Well done to TAG Architects and Iredale Pedersen Hook for being awarded in the 2013 International Architecture Awards. Only six Australian projects (from a total 60) were recognised and its great to see the West Kimberley Regional Prison as one of these.
This building was recently featured in Architecture Australia and has some good architecture happening. The scale of the buildings is neat and the design appropriate to the climate and condition. I also like the respect shown to the occupants, as much as we’d wish for a utopian world with no crime, prisons do need to exist. Allowing people the dignity to get their lives back together should not be underestimated. I think this has been expertly executed, and well done to TAG and IPH on being recognised.
If you’d like to hear more about the design from the architects themselves, the Chapter’s Sustainable Committee is holding a presentation with them next Thursday, August 29. This will be 5:30 to 6:30 and no idea of costs. To RSVP email email@example.com
Nb, the project won an Architecture Award in the Public Architecture category, a Commendation in the Urban Design Category, and the Sustainable Award at this year’s WA Chapter Awards. It has also been shortlisted in the Civic & Community category at the World Architecture Festival. Phew!