Australia fair: American architect Skidmore Owings & Merrill, in association with local practice Woods Bagot, has scooped three awards for its £35m Adelaide Convention Centre, completed last year. “The centre exudes vitality and colour,” said one judge at the Royal Australian Institute of Architecture, which gave the centre awards for best new building, interior design and steel construction. The building was designed by an international team led by Larry Oltmanns, who has since become design director of SOM’s London office.