The Victorian Architecture Medal is the highest annual honour awarded to the best project across all categories. This year's winner is the Grampians Peaks Trail Stage 2 by Noxon Giffen Architects with McGregor Coxall. The project also received the Regional Prize.
Situated in the Gariwed wilderness of the Grampians National Park, it offers diverse hiker shelters along 160km of track. Commended for its consultation and site selection, it empowered the Traditional Owners group. This was a modest but powerful design approach that avoided overshadowing the beauty and narrative of the landscape. OVGA supported the project by working with Parks Victoria to advise on the procurement of:
- design services
- schematic design
- design development.
OVGA congratulates all the winning projects. The projects chosen came from a strong field of work representing the best new architecture in Victoria.
OVGA has a central role as the government's adviser on architecture and urban design. This aided their involvement in several award-winning buildings including:
- Ballarat Gov Hub
- Wesley Place
- Shepparton Art Museum
- Puffing Billy Lakeside Visitor Centre
- 80 Collins Street.
Reviewed 23 June 2022