The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2018 WA Architecture Awards, with Optus Stadium taking home the top honour.
Optus Stadium – designed by HASSELL, Cox Architecture and HKS – was awarded five accolades at the presentation, including the Best in State George Temple Poole Award.
In a statement the jury said, “The Optus Stadium project excels as an outstanding example of a multi-sports and entertainment infrastructure, creating an iconic architectural entry statement to the city.”
“The facade delivers the gravitas of a global city destination without sacrificing user experience. Visitors are drawn to the structure and reap the benefits of the thoughtful, holistic approach to arrival, navigation, experience and departure.”
The stadium also recieved three named awards, including the Jeffrey Howlett Award for Public Architecture, The Wallace Greenham Award for Sustainable Architecture, as well as The Mondoluce Lighting Award and The Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture.
Cox Architecture is proud to have recieved multiple awards for Education, Interior, and Hertiage Architecture in the program, and thanks the Institute for their ongoing commitment to the profession.