RMIT University's Swanston Academic Building has been named Best Public Building in the 2014 Property Council of Australia awards.
The Swanston Academic Building (SAB) won the Woods Bagot Award for Best Public Building in the Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards announced on the weekend.
The project was also a finalist for Best Sustainable Development and represented Victoria in the "National Development of the Year" category.
The Property Council of Australia said the awards celebrated innovation and leading practice within Australia's property development and investment industries.
"The awards showcase the contribution our industry makes not only to Australia's built environment, but to the nation's economy, wellbeing and quality of life.
"This year, winners were drawn from 83 finalists across 16 categories nationwide, and were chosen for delivering inspiring design, leading-edge practice and exceptional outcomes for the community."
SAB was one of 14 finalists for the Best Public Building award, ranging from education developments to arts, sporting, legal and health projects.
The award is the latest in a string of honours for the building, including a Premier's Sustainability Award, National Architecture Award and Victorian Architecture Award.
The $200-million project - the largest construction project RMIT has undertaken - is the centrepiece of the University's $700 million capital investment program.
Designed by Lyons Architects - led by RMIT architecture alumnus Carey Lyon - and constructed by Brookfield Multiplex, the SAB has a Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) 5-star Green Star Education Rating, signifying Australian Excellence in environmentally sustainable design.
RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, said the award highlighted the University's commitment to outstanding design.
"It is wonderful to see the Swanston Academic Building continue to gain national recognition for its innovative approach and leading use of technology to support new ways of teaching and learning," she said.
"Through our significant investment in the built environment over recent years, the RMIT Quarter of the CBD has truly become home to some of Melbourne's most memorable buildings.
"The SAB is a practical demonstration of RMIT's focus on sustainability, technology and design, and it is exciting to see how this landmark building has been embraced by our students and staff, as well as the wider public."
The SAB provides recreational and informal student spaces on each level of the building to create a vibrant vertical campus. The building features more than 80 teaching spaces, including lecture theatres, a cinema classroom, as well as project and interactive spaces using state-of-the-art technologies.
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