Puntukurnu AMS Healthcare Hub Kaunitz Yeung Architecture
This project builds on the practices more than a decade’s experience working with Western Desert communities to provide a state-of-the-art facility which is deeply rooted in place and imbued with humanity that engenders community ownership. It does so by cladding the building in rammed earth using earth from the site, incorporating art from female and male artists from the 5 communities, incorporating 150kW of photovoltaics that produce 100% of electricity when the sun shines (more than 85% overall) and landscaping with more than 4,000 endemic plants. This is central to physically representing the ethos of the client, increasing presentation rates, and placing wellness at the centre of community which imperative in the efforts to close the gap. Above all, this is achieved by genuinely involving Aboriginal people and respecting / reflecting people, culture, and Country. This was all achieved within the standard Commonwealth Government funding for similar buildings.
Rising Star / Emerging Practice of the Year
Atelier Ping Jiang | EID Arch
Atelier Ping Jiang | EID Arch is an emerging design practice for architecture and urbanism.Led by Founding Principal Ping Jiang, AIA, who established the firm in 2015, EID Arch strives to provide innovative design solutions for architecture and urban environment. EID Arch is founded on the belief that design can transform life, and is deeply committed to design excellence, innovation and sustainability. The firm has extensive experience in a wide range of building types, ranging from the small scale of a chapel to the large scale of urban design.
Since its inception in late 2015, EID Arch has becoming one of the leading design firms based in China. In contrast to some local established design firms which typically constrain their practices in small scales and limited typologies, EID Arch aims to address the ever-changing urban conditions in China and beyond, confronting the challenges of complex urban realities with an impressive portfolio of projects across typologies and scales, such as high-density urban development, urban regeneration, along with civic, cultural and institutional projects.