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Building Design of the Year 2004

Woodstock Sustainable Home

Winner: Best Residential Design: 201-300sqm
Winner: Best Design of Environmental & Energy Efficient Buildings
Winner: Building Design of the Year 2004

Sunpower Design for Woodstock Sustainable Home
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A sustainable residence with pool on a rural property of 150 acres at Woodstock has been awarded this year’s Building Design of the Year. The award was presented to Sunpower Design in the Building Designers Association of Victoria's annual Building Design Awards competition at a gala presentation event at Park Hyatt Melbourne on Friday, 10 September 2004. The project also won two other Awards – Best Residential Design: 201-300sqm, and Best Design of Environmental & Energy Efficient Buildings. The Judges were unanimous in awarding the Woodstock project the BDAV Building Design of the Year. Chairman of the Judging Panel, Mr Geoff Hoare, said “This project successfully demonstrates that ecologically sustainable design principles can be incorporated into a modern contemporary building design.” “The resultant building is a stunning example of an amalgamation of effective planning, excellent use of materials, good use of colour and texture, and is an example of the best practice application of considered design principles throughout a house.” “This design solution was unanimously judged a worthy recipient of the Building Design of the Year,” said Mr Hoare. The principal Designer, Andreas Sederof – a partner in Sunpower Design – is a recognised authority in sustainable design. His practice has won more than 20 industry awards for energy efficient and sustainable designs in their 25 years’ in business. “This is a magical home on a beautiful site,” said Andreas. “This home proves that sustainable design can be both functional and beautiful.” “The owners are delighted with the performance of the home, and the sustainable systems we incorporated into the design,” added Andreas.