FIPWA Wins Bronze in the World Architecture News Awards

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i2C is honoured that the Food Innovation Precinct in Western Australia (FIPWA) won bronze in the education category of the 2023 World Architecture News Awards. We are proud to be part of celebrating agricultural innovations through our architecture. We have been fortunate to work closely with the Shire of Murray in regional Western Australia to develop and deliver this integral facility to the agricultural sector promoting innovation and cross-collaboration between the various business streams.

Thank you to the Shire of Murray for developing this vision to produce a first-of-its-kind in Western Australia. The precinct continues to evolve with the various like-minded user groups interacting through their shared knowledge in this industry.

FIPWA Wins Bronze at the World Architecture News Awards
Photo: Silvertone Photography

The Food Innovation Precinct in Western Australia, stands as a pioneering initiative that promotes collaboration and innovative approaches in the agricultural sector. This precinct seamlessly integrates industrial and agricultural aspects, celebrating the distinctive identity of the region. The exterior design showcases exposed steel frames, dark shiplap cladding, natural timber panels, raw concrete and vibrant native landscaping, forming a cohesive and inviting atmosphere.

FIPWA Wins Bronze at the World Architecture News Awards
Photo: Site Visuals

Drawing inspiration from traditional agricultural and industrial building methods, the precinct derives inspiration that instils a strong sense of place and purpose. By embracing familiar materials and techniques, it nurtures a shared sense of belonging among stakeholders. The rural context has significantly influenced the design, seamlessly blending agricultural building materials and techniques.

Traditional agricultural and industrial building methods give FIPWA a connection to place.
Photo: Site Visuals
The exterior incorporates steel frames, dark shiplap cladding, natural timber panels and vibrant native landscaping.
Photo: Silvertone Photography

The layout of the building effortlessly integrates with the neighbouring wetlands, complemented by extensive landscaping featuring mature trees that enhance the overall environment. Construction employed sustainable timber, and thoughtful considerations were made for natural ventilation throughout the precinct.

The precinct stands as a living testament to innovation, sustainability, and functionality. Its distinctive architectural elements, coupled with its seamless integration with the environment, serve as a catalyst for collaboration and a shared sense of belonging among stakeholders in the agricultural industry. The project’s successful execution is marked by both its functionality and the strong sense of community it fosters.

Read more about Food Innovation Precinct Western Australia

i2C Team: Chris Egan, Rick Gartner, Luke SpicciaMizan OthmanDaniel Machaj, Wanchee Koh

Client: Shire of Murray

Builder: Cooper & Oxley

Consultants: RealcomPeritasLucid Consulting AustraliaLCI ConsultantsEPCADResolve Group LtdReverberate Consulting, E Rating

📸: Sitevisuals and Silvertone Photography

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