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2010 AA Prize for Unbuilt Work in partnership with ISIS
The AA Prize for Unbuilt Work seeks challenging, inventive and rigorous responses to contemporary architectural issues.

The AA Prize for Unbuilt Work promotes debate about architecture and architectural ideas by acknowledging excellence in unbuilt projects. It offers an opportunity to discuss architectural works at the conceptual stage, and recognizes projects that might contribute to the development of architectural discourse in Australia.

This annual program is open to architects, graduates, students and other built environment professionals.


The 2011 AA Prize for Unbuilt Work was announced to a packed audience on Thursday 2 February at the South Yarra house Robin Boyd designed for his family in 1958.

This year's AA Prize for Unbuilt Work was awarded to Sai Gon Informal, by Ton N Vu. This scheme explores the topic of informal urbanism, a pressing matter given that one-sixth of the world's population currently lives in informal settlements, with this figure growing. Ton Vu displays a deep understanding of and engagement with the city's culture and shows what architecture can do to empower the underdog.

Other recognized entrants were Times Two Architects, which received an Honourable Mention; and Palace (Valle Medina and Ben Reynolds), Daniel Spence and Lucy Warnock who received Special Mentions.

Full coverage of the awards is presented in the January 2012 issue of Architecture Australia and all entries are showcased online.

Special thanks to our event partner, ISIS and to all those who entered. Look out for the announcement of the 2012 AA Prize, coming soon.

2011 Winner

Winners and all entries submitted over the last four years can be seen in the Gallery of Entries.

2011 AA Prize for Unbuilt Work winner: Ton N Vu for Sai Gon Informal.
2011 AA Prize for Unbuilt Work winner: Ton N Vu for Sai Gon Informal.

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