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A NIGHT IN DARWIN WITH THE AIA

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SMEG PIZZERIA POP-UP AND A PAINTED FAB FRIDGE AT AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS NATIONAL AWARDS IN DARWIN

28/11/2014

Earlier this month the cosmopolitan city of Darwin played host to The Australian Institute of Architects’ 2014 National Architecture Awards.  Smeg, who has had a long term partnership with the Institute, provided appliances for the street-style food market dining and a retro black FAB28 fridge, which was hand-painted by renowned Northern Territory artist, Janet Golder Kngwarreye.

The stunning artwork of Janet Golder Kngwarreye

Guests at the street-style food market

The vibrant street-style food market, festooned with multi-coloured bunting, was built to emulate Darwin’s famous beachside markets.  Handmade pizza from Smeg’s pop-up pizzeria, together with several other casual dining options was on the menu.

Smeg's pop-up pizzeria

Smeg’s contribution, authentic Italian pizza, was made in a flash in Smeg’s commercial foodservice stainless steel oven with refractory stone cavity, the ALFA150

Cooked in less than four minutes!

This unique foodservice oven reaches a top temperature of 380°C and for optimum baking results offers a multitude of power setting combinations for both the upper and lower heating elements. Although often called ‘Smeg’s pizza oven’ it is an exceptional oven for baking bread and pastries and roasting meat, fish and vegetables too.

The food market was the third element enjoyed by guests at the annual gala event; it followed the arrival cocktails and the formal awards presentation, celebrating and rewarding the achievements of the best of the best in architecture. Each Australian state was represented across a total of 43 awards and commendations.

The awards

Melbourne’s Breathe Architecture, featuring Smeg appliances, received two accolades for its striking project, The Commons – The Frederick Romberg Award for Residential Architecture, Multiple Housing and The David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture.

The Commons, photography credit: Michael Downes

Smeg and, no doubt, Darwin, thoroughly enjoyed celebrating excellence in Australian architecture with the Australian Institute of Architecture.