Fawkner House longlisted for Dezeen Awards 2022
Housing Project Category
Fawkner House has been recognised on the global design stage recently, after being long-listed in the Housing Project category of the ever-popular international Dezeen Awards 2022. More than 300 buildings from 48 countries have made the cut across the awards’ 12 architecture categories, with Fawkner House named as one of 35 Australian projects.
Designed by the highly-acclaimed Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors, Fawkner House is a collection of nine large-scale apartments in celebration of progressive architecture in one of Melbourne’s most exclusive suburbs.
The project is located in the Domain Precinct, and pays homage to Le Corbusier’s 1954 chapel Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France, through its combination of organic mass, distinctive form and spatial diversity. The result is a celebration of openness that includes innovative light wells, a double-height foyer and expansive flowing spaces.
The building’s form is overtly sculptural, defined by curved features that rise up and draw light within. A signature use of curves continues inside, allowing sunlight to flow unimpeded through large volumes of space and across handcrafted finishes.
Every decision was made to heighten the senses and create a sanctuary in order to go beyond functional apartment design and traditional luxury, thereby creating not only a better quality home, but a better quality of life.
The long-listed projects will progress to the next stage of judging by a legion of esteemed international architects including Yasmine Lari, Sou Fujimoto and Australian Liam Young. Winners will be announced in November – we look forward to bringing you more news then!
Discover more about the award-winning Fawkner House here.