Architecture Australia, AA Prize for Unbuilt Work, January-February Iusse 2022
Simulaa is an architecture practice based in Naarm, dedicated to both built commissions and research projects. We are currently undertaking single and multi-residential projects, an office fitout, an Artists’ Studio, masterplan for a cultural institution and an adaptive re-use of a 3 storey warehouse in Collingwood. It is important to us that we are empathetic and carefully observant of the context in which we work; to understand people, their habits and cultures, the things that are distinct to a place, that make up its history. The work of the practice is defined by considered analysis and a research-based approach that prioritises critical experimentation.We seek out projects that strive for high-quality design outcomes that contribute positively to the built environment and the social and cultural fabric of the city. Simulaa was shortlisted for the NGV Architecture Commission 2021, among 4 other shortlisted candidates selected from 104 competition submissions. In 2021, Simulaa won the TAB2022 Installation Competition for the Tallinn Architecture Biennale in Estonia. A significant architecture festival addressing relevant issues to the profession and the city. Most recently, Simulaa won the 2022 AA Prize for Unbuilt Work for the project ‘Gas Stack’.