The Pixel Building, designed by studio505 in Melbourne, was named the Best of the Best at this year's BPN Sustainability Awards, held last night at WatersEdge Sydney. The prototype carbon neutral office building was praised by awards jurors for contributing to the education and learning process in the building industry.
"The project is a very valuable addition to the city and illustrates the possibilities of future large scale CBD office buildings," said judge and principal of BVN Architecture Bill Dowzer.
Winning projects and products spanned a wide-cross section of the building sector, with major projects like Perth's mixed-use development one40william, a residential rebuild post Black Saturday fires named Calignee II, through to an innovative water-saving shower by Caroma.
Now in its fifth year, the national awards program was created by Building Products News (BPN) magazine specifically to recognise the best in Australia's green building industry.
Leading Australian designers, builders and manufacturers gathered to celebrate the best sustainable practices at the prestigious gala event, hosted by James O'Loglin from the ABC's New Inventors.
The 2011 awards jurors included Bill Dowzer, principal at leading Australian firm BVN Architecture; Dick Clarke, director of sustainable building consultancy Envirotecture; and Dr Chris Reardon, academic and practicing building expert.