Warren and Mahoney shortlisted at prestigious World Architecture Festival

July 17, 2023: Awards, News

We are thrilled to announce Alexandria Health Centre, Te Pae Convention Centre and Dexus 80 Collins have been shortlisted at this year’s prestigious World Architecture Festival awards and World Festival of Interiors Awards respectively.

Alexandria Mental Health 1

Each year, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) recognises and celebrates architectural excellence and innovation from around the world. This year's shortlist comprises a diverse array of groundbreaking projects that push the boundaries of design and functionality.

Alexandria Health Centre, designed by Warren and Mahoney in collaboration with MAAP Architects, has been nominated in the Future Health category - a testament to its progressive and forward-thinking design.

Designed with a focus on holistic wellbeing, the new facility responds to the need for new models of care in clinical settings that prioritise open communication and de-stigmatisation of mental health in particular. The facility aims to raise awareness, promote acceptance, offer support, and aid in recovery and healing through clinical planning with a connection to nature and Country.

“The shortlisting of the Alexandria Health Centre in the Future Health category serves as a recognition of our client’s commitment to progressive architecture and design that prioritises the wellbeing of its community,” says W+M Project Architect, Marius Meyer. “The facility illustrates how, through progressive design thinking, we can create spaces that not only cater to the functional needs of a health facility, but also promote healing, hope, and community.”

Alexandria Mental Health designed by Warren and Mahoney
Alexandria Mental Health designed by Warren and Mahoney

Te Pae Convention Centre, designed in association with Woods Bagot, has been nominated in the Completed Buildings – Culture category.

Identified as an anchor project following the Christchurch Blueprint masterplan, Te Pae is a unique symbol for the city and its people that reflects the identity of its place. The precinct is capable of hosting up to 2,000 delegates and includes a 1,400-person auditorium, exhibition hall and 1,600m2 of meeting rooms overlooking Victoria Square.

Warren and Mahoney shortlisted at prestigious World Architecture Festival

Dexus 80 Collins comprises a blend of performance and experience - a highly functional, ambitious, and experiential workplace with an attitude that could only occur in a shared space. Extending to the wider 80 Collins precinct community, the workplace provides high-end facilities on a flexible, as-needs basis, with optimal efficiency, ease of connectivity, acoustics and flexibility in one of Melbourne’s most desirable locations.

Warren and Mahoney shortlisted at prestigious World Architecture Festival

W+M Head of Design Blair Johnston says the team at Warren and Mahoney is delighted to see these projects recognised on the world stage.

"Our focus extends beyond the boundaries of our projects, as we constantly explore new creative possibilities, responding to the essential purpose and context beyond the brief.

“Participating in the World Architecture and Interiors Festivals allows us to showcase our designs on a global stage. Being named as finalists once more is a testament to the impact of our design philosophy, which integrates culture, sustainability, and innovation.”

The jury, comprising esteemed professionals and experts in the field, will evaluate the shortlisted projects based on architectural merit, functionality, innovation, sustainability, and social impact. The winners will be announced during the World Architecture Festival in November 2023 in Singapore.