2021 Regional Award Winners Announced
16 Sep 2021
Lepperton School has been declared the overall winner of the 13th Annual Awards for Excellence in Educational Facilities.
Designed by Robertson Hidzir Architects (formerly Robertson Architecture Design), Lepperton School and the Community Hall development, located in the village of Lepperton, Taranaki, New Zealand won the top honour from a field of 83 entries from across the Asia Pacific.
The judges noted that Lepperton School "immediately resonated with the jury, through its development journey and narrative, along with its succinct and well considered entry collateral. This school is truly at the heart of its community."
Lepperton School also won Category 3: New Construction / New Individual Facility (or Facilities) Under $8M for its “extensive consultation and collaboration involving the entire village community," which "informed a design solution that simply but clearly articulates the spatial requirements of the collaborative teaching practice the school has been developing for over a decade."
The Awards ceremony was held online, attended by more than 200 of the world’s leading practitioners in the design and use of learning spaces. If you missed the celebration, you can watch now watch it here on the LEA YouTube channel.
Congratulations to all the winners and commendations, and sincere thanks to the entrants for taking the time to share their projects.
To view all winners, commendations and entries, please click on each category heading below.
13th Annual Learning Environments Australasia Awards
Winners and Commendations
Lepperton School + Community Hall Development
Robertson Hidzir Architects (formerly Robertson Architecture Design)
Photographer: Paul McCredie
TechPark, Manukau Institute of Technology - ASC Architects
Photographer: Mark Scowen
Albeus Fahey Building - Iona Presentation College - EIW Architects in collaboration with NoTosh
Photographer: Frances Andrijich & Epigroup
Hillbrook Anglican School Upper Campus Precinct - BSPN Architecture in collaboration with Hillbrook Anglican School
Photographer: Angus Martin Photographer
Commendation: The Marian Centre, Brigidine College - Blight Rayner Architecture in collaboration with Brigidine College
Lepperton School + Community Hall Development - Robertson Hidzir Architects (formerly Robertson Architecture Design)
Photographer: Paul McCredie
Immanuel Lutheran College Building B (Bunya) - Bickerton Masters in collaboration with Immanuel Lutheran College
St Clare's Primary School, Stage 3 - ROAM Architects
Killester College Performing Arts and Music Learning Facility - Crosier Scott Architects
St Louis De Montfort's Primary School, Stage One, Phase B New Learning Centre - Minx Architecture Pty Ltd.
Catholic College Sale, St Patrick's Refurbishment - Y2 Architecture
Photographer: Lars Osland
The Bibliotheque - BVN and International Grammar School
Photographer: Tom Roe
Nyaal - k20 Architecture
Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School Music House - McBride Charles Ryan
St Thomas Ecology & STEAM Centre - Grieve Gillett Andersen
Photographer: Sam Noonan
The John B Fairfax Learning Centre - BVN
Scotch College Teaching and Learning Building - Four Landscape Studio
Photographer: Silvertone Photography
Korayn Birralee Family Centre - Ochre Landscape
Woodcroft College ELC - Swanbury Penglase
Timber Outdoor Classrooms Program - Andrew Barrie Lab
Photographer: Patrick Reynolds
Unboxy - Y2 Architecture
Photographer: Y2 Architecture
Thank you to our wonderful sponsor Forbo Flooring for their support of the LEA 2021 Awards: