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Tom Kovak’s proposal for A New World Trade Center at the Max Protetch Gallery, New
York. Image courtesy Max Protetch Gallery.

Tom Kovak’s proposal for A New World Trade Center at the Max Protetch Gallery, New York. Image courtesy Max Protetch Gallery.

Roderick Simpson and Andrea Wilson have won a UIA international competition to design a new town in Jamaica ›› Andrew O’Loughlin, formerly of Troppo Architects in Darwin, is off to Papua New Guinea to teach architecture for a year at the University of Techology, Lae ›› Peter Davidson and Bharat Dave are invited speakers at “Concerns and Architecture”, part of the Kala Ghoda Art Festival in Mumbai ›› Tom Kovac was one of sixty invited to take part in A New World Trade Centre: Design Proposals, an exhibition organised by the Max Protetch Gallery, New York ›› Lab Architecture is one of nine teams short-listed for the final stage of the design competition for the BMW plant central building in Leipzig ›› Donovan Hill’s D House was highly commended in last year’s ar+d awards ›› Stephen Cairns is leaving UMelbourne to take up a senior lectureship at Edinburgh University ›› UQueensland graduate Matthew Aitchison and Joost Meuwissen have won one of six equal first place prizes in an international ideas competition for a Peace Forum on Rabin Square in Tel Aviv. An entry by Chris Elliott and Tom Sitta is one of thirty to be included in the associated catalogue and exhibition ›› Bligh Voller Nield has secured work on the Athens Olympics though a joint venture with Greek architectural practice Decathlon SA. Projects include the masterplan for OAKA (the principal Olympic precinct) and the Hellenikon sports complex (the second largest precinct)

HOK Sport

is the master designer for the main stadium for the 2005 China Games ›› The annual awards for the American Society of Architectural Illustrators were judged recently in Melbourne by Barry Marshall, Colin Still and John Gollings. The Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize was won by Gilbert Gorski, the Formal Category Award by Advanced Media Design (Jon Kletzien), the Sketch Category Award went to Marc L’Italien, Barrie Marshall’s Juror’s Award was won by Columbus Cook, Colin Still’s Juror’s Award by Les Chylinski and John Golling’s Juror’s Award by Roberto Ou. Four Australians won Awards of Excellence: David Duloy, Serge Zaleski, Jeremy Lamont, and Peter Edgely. The society’s annual conference will be held in Brisbane in October, accompanied by the Architecture in Perspective 17 Exhibition


Peter Johnson was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for service to education as the inaugural Chancellor of UTS, for the development of academic standards and leadership in education issues, to the Australian Council of Professions

, and to the architectural profession in the Australia Day Honours List. George Williams, of Caloundra, Qld, was appointed a member of the Order of Australia for his service to landscape architecture, particularly as an educator and administrator. Percy Everist has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the architecture profession, and to the community through the Geelong Art Gallery and Lifeline ›› Landscape architect Lady Jean Brodie-Hall has been appointed as a “Honouring Women” ambassador, part of an initiative to have more women achievers officially recognised through national awards and honours structures ›› The new national president of the Planning Institute is John McInerney, formerly chief planner of the City of Melbourne, the City of Sydney and currently commissioner for land and planning for the ACT Government ›› Women Architects in Australia, by Julie Willis and Bronwyn Hanna, was launched in Melbourne in early March. Published by the RAIA, the book is the outcome of a Sisalation Scholarship awarded to Willis in 1995

New South Wales

Harry Seidler and Associate’s winning design for the Ultimo Aquatic Centre.

Harry Seidler and Associate’s winning design for the Ultimo Aquatic Centre.

Tom Heneghan has been appointed to the chair of architecture at the University of Sydney. For the past eleven years Heneghan has practiced and taught in Japan, where he was professor at Kogakuin University, Tokyo ›› Hassell and John Wardle Architects have won the competition to design an apartment building and commercial/retail centre on the Oxford Koala site, Darlinghurst ›› Villas of Darlinghurst, at the State Library of NSW until 23 June, shows the seventeen garden villas built on town allotments created by Governor Ralph Darling in 1828 ›› Charles Jencks spoke at the MCA in early March ›› Deborah Dearing has joined Architectus Sydney as director of their urban design and planning team ›› Ian Forbes has been appointed director of Woodhead International’s health portfolio ›› UNewcastle

is organising the Glenn Murcutt International Master Class. The two-week residential program, also involving Peter Stutchbury and Richard Leplastrier, will be held in July at the Riversdale Education Centre and at the university ›› As part of the revitalisation of the northern area of Newcastle, Alexander Tzannes Associates are working on the adaptive reuse of the historic North Wing, by the Colonial Architect George McRae, and on a new twelve-storey apartment building called The York. Artist Anne Graham is creating a work nearby in the public domain ›› The Historic Houses Trust’s Meet the Architects series continues with Lionel Glendenning on 24 March, Ross Thorn on 5 May, and Keith Cottier on 26 May ›› Harry Seidler and Associates has won the second, invited competition for the Ultimo Aquatic Centre. All three entries to the invited competition will be displayed at the City Exhibition Space in March ›› Shear Outback, an exhibition centre in Hay, designed by Paul Berkemeier, opened in January ›› Australand has bought the former Olympic media village at Lidcombe to develop into a 750 house residential complex. The first houses, designed by Cox Richardson, will begin construction next year ›› Ruan Xing, formerly of Curtin, has been appointed associate professor and director of the architecture program at UTS. The program is currently being restructured to “reposition it in line with its central Sydney location” ›› USydney and the South Sydney Council are working to reinstate the view across Victoria Park to the Quadrangle clock tower. The final step is a pedestrian boulevard between the park and the university and a pedestrian terrace ›› UWesternSydney has announced plans for the adaptive reuse of the Female Orphan School as a series of function rooms. Conservation architects are Howard Tanner and Associates, while Craig Burton will restore the building’s Victorian gardens ›› The SMH reports that a house in Raglan Street, Mosman probably designed by Florence Taylor, Australia’s first woman architect, is in danger of being demolished


The two short-listed proposals for Melbourne
Sandridge Rail Bridge. “The Eye” by CMR, Avery Events and Wittingslow Entertainment Services.

The two short-listed proposals for Melbourne Sandridge Rail Bridge. “The Eye” by CMR, Avery Events and Wittingslow Entertainment Services.

“The Link” by Nation Fender Katsalidis, Grocon, Macroplan and the City of Melbourne.

“The Link” by Nation Fender Katsalidis, Grocon, Macroplan and the City of Melbourne.

An architectural advisory panel has been appointed to review the Spencer Street Station redevelopment proposals. The panel is Peter McIntyre (chair), Leon Van Schaik, Peter Crone, Gerry Neylan and Scott Danielson, (who has worked on Mass Rapid Transport systems in Singapore and Taipei). They will report to the executive group that is evaluating the best overall bid in terms of the design, engineering, technical and commercial criteria ›› The State Government has announced Central City Studios as the preferred tenderer for the development of the $40m film and television studios at Docklands. Hassell are the architects for the consortium ›› Philippe Starck is involved the redevelopment of the old Victoria Brewery into a mixed-use project named Tribeca East Melbourne. Heritage architects for the project are Allom Lovell & Associates and Bruce Henderson. Urbis

are the urban planners and interiors will be undertaken by Hassell, Hecker Phelan, Rice & Skinner, SJB Interior Design, Daryl Jackson. Starck will be in Melbourne to launch the project, and will take part in a Melbourne Fashion Festival business seminar on 20 March ›› Hamish Lyon is presenting a lecture “Fashion and Architecture: Shop of the Future” on 22 March as part of the fashion festival ›› The Architects Registration Board of Victoria has two new members, Jillian Garner and Pippy Watson ›› The Sandridge Bridge redevelopment has been narrowed to two proposals, “The Eye” by CMR, Avery Events and Wittingslow Entertainment Services, and “The Link” by Nation Fender Katsalidis, Grocon, Macroplan and the City of Melbourne ›› The Monash Aquatic Centre, by Williams Ross Architects, is now open ›› The first residents have moved into Docklands ›› Peddle Thorp are the architects for the stage two of the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre ›› Birrarung Marr, Melbourne’s new riverside park, by City Projects and Taylor Cullity and Lethlean, with a bridge by Swaney Draper, opened on Australia Day ›› Vault, by Ron Robertson- Swann, is to be moved again, this time going to the new Malthouse Arts Complex in Southbank, designed by Wood Marsh and due for completion in July ›› David Pryor has left ARM to become senior architect/ urban designer at the City of Melbourne ›› UMelbourne’s Deans Lecture Series kicked off on 12 March. Speakers include Geert Lovink, Andrew Benjamin, Six Degrees, Joan Nassauer, Kevin O’Connor, Harry Seidler, Rob Adams and William Lim

Australian Capital Territory

The Australian Heritage Commission has listed the National Gallery of Australia and the High Court, both by Col Madigan, as culturally important buildings in their own right. Both were already protected under the Parliament House vista ›› The council of the National Gallery of Australia has approved revised sketch design for the building’s new entrance, designed by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

Northern Territory

The new Labor Government has earmarked the redevelopment of Darwin’s wharf precinct as a priority project ›› The Mitchell Centre, by Jackman Gooden and Spowers

has been awarded to Barclays. Construction is underway, with completion expected in April 2003 ›› Also under construction are three residential towers for the Defence Housing Authority, designed by Peddle Thorp ›› Steve Huntingford reports that The Architects Studio have purchased a new kettle for morning and afternoon tea ›› Spowers are refurbishing the MGM Grand Hotel


Pacific Architecture have changed their name to Assai: Culture Driven Projects to reflect the expanded scope of the practice ›› Louise Noble and Kathi Holt-Damant have been appointed as lecturers at UQueensland ›› Noosa designer Frank Macchia is developing The Niu, an hotel/apartment complex in Brisbane’s CBD. Apparently “exclusive to millionaires”, it is described in publicity as “an outrageously hip monument on the exterior, an immaculate cocoon on the interior” ›› Woods Bagot’s River City Apartments are under construction, with another 42-floor residential tower at 120 Charlotte Street, Brisbane in for a DA ›› Viva Mexico, an exhibition of work by Jenni Gilliard, Lola McFarlane, Colleen South and Malcolm Cassidy, inspired by the architecture, light and colours of Mexico, shows at the Jasu Gallery, Redcliffe during April ›› The announcement of the successful architect for the Gallery of Modern Art is expected in April. The entries will be displayed for six weeks afterwards ›› Llama, the apartment development by Marc Newson, has been sold to a new developer, Devine Limited. The project will now contain 207 units instead of the original 119, with radically altered interiors ›› Haysom Spender Architects are winding up the practice after eight years ›› Gabriel Poole’s “Beach Cottage”, has been released at Kawana Waters on the Sunshine Coast ›› The Cairns office of Woodhead International are designing a new community health centre in Mackay and a high tech medical centre for HMAS Cairns ›› The first house in the Casuarina Beach development, by Lahz Nimmo, is finished

South Australia

The Science and Technology Centre and associated carpark, by Tridente Architects and Boyce Appleton Architects, proposed for Adelaide.

The Science and Technology Centre and associated carpark, by Tridente Architects and Boyce Appleton Architects, proposed for Adelaide.

Stefan Rohozinski, emigre architect, landscape architect, fellow of the RAIA, and former senior lecturer at the Louis Laybourne Smith School of Architecture died in Adelaide last November, aged 77 ›› Stafford Architects are constructing a new visitor and cultural centre at Roxby Downs ›› Tridente Architects are designing a series of low budget, environmentally sustainable, commercial tenancies at Mawson Lakes ›› Charles Jencks, David Suzuki, William J. Mitchell, Manfred Max-Neef, Peter Sellars, Amareswar Galla, Peter Davidson, Chris Johnson, Tom Kovac, Norman Day, Davina Jackson, Jane Jose and Alison Page spoke at SynchroniCITY, a symposium held as part of the Adelaide Festival ›› The other architectural event at the festival was an exhibition of all the projects that have won a RAIA Art and Architecture Award ›› Tridente Architects and Boyce Appleton Architects have submitted a proposal for a Science and Technology Centre and associated carpark to the Adelaide City Council

Western Australia

Under its malls draft concept plan, Perth City Council have set aside more than $10M to revitalise the Hay and Murray Street malls, Forrest Place and the area in front of the Perth train station ›› Curtin graduate Alina Balodis is the winner of the second Peter Hunt Travel Prize ›› Cameron Chisholm and Nicoll and Cox Howlett + Bailey Woodland are working on a proposed mixed-use development on the former Metropolitan Market site in West Perth ›› A development by Perrine & Birch at the corner of Hay and Milligan Streets in Perth will retain the facades of two historic buildings, with a fivestorey office building behind ›› Denton Corker Marshall and James Christou + Partners Architects are working in joint venture on a series of WA projects. These include the Perth Cultural Centre, Bishop’s See, a 47,000 square metre CBD office complex, and the East Perth Power Station ›› Romesh Goonewardene and Gary Marinko have been appointed to UWA


Jacob Allom Wade have won the commission for a new nature experience at Dismal Swamp for Forestry Tasmania ›› Sohale Aflatooni is designing a state centre for the Baha’i community, with educational and recreational facilities, auditorium, library and bookshop, for a former railway site in Hobart ›› DesignInc are working on a proposed mixed-use development, including a marina, apartments and public spaces, on Pavilion Point in Hobart ›› James Morrison and Yvette Breytenbach Architects have won the Tasmanian Environmentally Sustainable Housing Architectural Design Competition



Published online: 1 Mar 2002


Architecture Australia, March 2002

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