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International

Kerry Hill Architects has received an Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the Datai Hotel, Malaysia ›› Simon Nummy won an Asia/Pacific regional prize in the UIA’s international competition. George El-Boustani of UNSW won a student prize ›› Bligh Voller Nield is part of a Chinese consortium led by a government export agency, designing a new 50,000 seat stadium for Hanoi, to be the centrepiece of the 2003 South-east Asian Games ›› Woods Bagot has won a design competition for the masterplan of Al Ain University in the United Arab Emirates ›› RBB Terroir is featured in the latest Blueprint Daryl Jackson Architects are designing the new United Nations International School in Hanoi ›› Howard Tanner and Associates have won a UNESCO Award for adaptive reuse of the Bushells’ tea warehouse

National

The RAIA has reached an agreement with the Advertising Federation of Australia requiring advertisers to credit architectural works (buildings, drawings, models) that are integral to an advertisement ›› Woodhead International has appointed four new principals: Greg McManis and Jim Williams in Adelaide, Mark Clements in Brisbane, and Carlo Almeida in Bangkok ›› Member practices of the Architecture Alliance have all been renamed Architectus. The name comes from high-profile NZ member practice Architectus: Bowes Clifford Thompson ›› Heritage expert Peter Bridges died in Adelaide on 10 September. He was one of the key instigators of the Burra Charter, he helped set up the Australian Heritage Commission, and he established the Heritage Section at the NSW Government Architect’s Office

New South Wales

Alsop Architects, SJB Architects and Urbis.

Alsop Architects, SJB Architects and Urbis.

Turner + Associates Architects, Prof. IR Wiel Arets
Architect + Associates BV, McGregor + Partners
and Holos Consulting.

Turner + Associates Architects, Prof. IR Wiel Arets Architect + Associates BV, McGregor + Partners and Holos Consulting.

dKO+Sb Architecture, S333, dpa architecture, EDAW and
Environa Studio.

dKO+Sb Architecture, S333, dpa architecture, EDAW and Environa Studio.

DEM GIllespies, Maki &
Associates, Space Syntax, Leyshon Consulting
and Jennifer Turpin & Michaelie Crawford.

DEM GIllespies, Maki & Associates, Space Syntax, Leyshon Consulting and Jennifer Turpin & Michaelie Crawford.

T. R. Hamzah & Yeang and Jackson Teece Chesterman Willis.

T. R. Hamzah & Yeang and Jackson Teece Chesterman Willis.

Another City of Sydney competition has resulted in a highly controversial outcome, with the jury for the Ultimo Aquatic Centre competition (AA March/April) announcing that there is no winner among the stage two projects by Government Architect's Design Directorate, Tanner & Associates, Hanson Architects, Group GSA and Blacket Smith Architects with Daryl Jackson/Robin Dyke Architects. Jurors Ed Lippmann and James Weirick spoke at a public event in early September where it was also announced that three further practices, Harry Seidler and Associates, Johnson Pilton Walker and Stutchbury + Pape, have been invited to submit proposals for the site. Heated debate followed, with the shortlisted competitors stressing that, while they would have been happy had any winner had been named, to start again was an insult to the profession. They felt that the goalposts had moved in the second stage, and that the jury's ideas were unrealistic given the restricted budget. The shortlisted practices have since requested that the prize money be made available to cover their costs ›› Fifties Plus or Minus, at the Rose Seidler House, displays the fate of six houses featured in the 1961 exhibition Modern Sydney Domestic Architecture ›› Hassell has won the competition to design the new Transitways bus stations ›› Neil Hanson, NSW state director of Bligh Voller Nield's Syndey office, died aged 42 on 26 August after a sudden illness. Described by Lawrence Nield as "a real-nice style of bloke", Hanson was project director for the Sydney International Tennis Centre, the library of the University of the Sunshine Coast and the Australian Graduate School of Management Building at the UNSW ›› Five teams have been shortlisted for Phase 2 of the Green Square Town Centre Design Competition, an entirely web based event. The shortlisted teams are: Turner + Associates Architects, Prof. IR Wiel Arets Architect + Associates BV, McGregor + Partners and Holos Consulting; dKO+Sb Architecture, S333, dpa architecture, EDAW and Environa Studio; Alsop Architects, SJB Architects and Urbis; DEM Gillespies, Maki & Associates, Space Syntax, Leyshon Consulting and Jennifer Turpin & Michaelie Crawford; Hamzah & Yeang and Jackson Teece Chesterman Willis ›› The competition for the Parramatta Road revitalisation has been won by a team comprising Choi Ropiha, McGregor and Partners (landscape architects) and Stanisic Associates in association with The Revolution (graphic designers), Hill PDA (land economists), TTM (transport planners) and King and Campbell (planners and urban designers). Paul Berkmeier and Associates and Lacoste + Stevenson were highly commended ›› Dominic Alvaro has been appointed design director for Woods Bagot ›› The UNSW International Symposium on Journal Publishing in Architecture was postponed due to the reluctance of some of the overseas speakers to travel. It has been rescheduled for 1-3 February ›› Synman Justin Bialek have won the limited competition, run by Australand and Leichhardt Council, for the John Fletcher residential site on Blackwattle Bay. This includes Walter Burley Griffin's incinerator and depot ›› Michael Ostwald has been appointed professor of architecture at UNewcastle ›› Hassell has been appointed to design the new Parramatta Rail Link stations from Epping to Chatswood. An architectural design review panel, chaired by Chris Johnson and including Alex Tzannes and Kim Crestani, will provide independent architectural and urban design advice ›› Chris Elliott Architects won a landscape design competition at Kariong, on the NSW central coast ›› Following a public forum titled "Can Architecture help Sydney's West?", sponsored by the Western Sydney Region Organisation of Councils and Parramatta City Council, Sydney newspapers were full of comment about the architectural quality of development in the Western suburbs

Australian Capital Territory

Revised sketch design for the NGA redevelopment. Sketches by Neil Mackenzie, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer.

Revised sketch design for the NGA redevelopment. Sketches by Neil Mackenzie, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer.

An update on the National Gallery of Australia saga. Consultation between all parties, based on the moral rights legislation, has been completed and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer has developed a new sketch design. This scheme addresses Col Madigan's "threshold" concerns about the south-west corner; however it also involves the relocation of functioning parts of the building and will have a larger impact on the fabric as a whole. While the architects are excited by the design, it has significant budgetary implications which have yet to be resolved. The process continues ›› Julie Armstrong is the new RAIA ACT state manager ›› The government has announced another memorial for Canberra. A National Police Memorial will be built in the Parliamentary Triangle ›› Stephen Frith has established a board for the proposed Australian Centre for Architecture, with plans to establish an architectural museum among other activities ›› An urban strategy for the public realm of Cenberra's city centre has been launched. Dorrough Britz Associates, Anne Cleary and Pedro Geleris worked with PALM to produce "Building our City"

Northern Territory

Building activity has slowed with government capital works on hold, while the new Labor Government finds its feet. The program is expected to accelerate toward the end of the year with the imminent release of a minibudget, a capital works design list and the much-anticipated two-day economic forum ›› Tenders have closed for the $45m Mitchell Centre by Jackman Gooden and Spowers ›› The annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand was small but very successful, thanks to Kevin Green's efforts. An unofficial grand finale saw new president Dr John Macarthur lead many of Australasia's key historians and critics in a synchronised swimming display in the Mirambeena Resort Hotel pool ›› Woods Bagot are working on a new tower for the Territory Insurance Office

Tasmania

The Scotsdale Eco Centre by Robert Morris Nunn and Associates is nearing completion ›› The firm is also working on the second stage of their widely known Corumbene Nursing Home ›› The new home for the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, occupying industrial buildings of some heritage at the old railway workshops in Inveresk, opens on 23 November. The architects are Artas in partnership with Peddle Thorpe and Walker ›› The same team are also working on the new Academy of Art for UTasmania, on the same site

South Australia

The Adelaide Festival has announced that Frank Gehry will be one of the international stars at the 2002 festival ›› Woodhead International has won the Premier's Award for Excellence and High Achieving in Exporting ›› Robert Shannon, an active member of the RAIA SA Chapter, particularly in the field of professional practice, died in June after a long illness ›› The National Wine Centre by Cox Grieve, an association of Cox Richardson and Grieve Gillett, opened in early October ›› Andrew Wallace has been appointed associate director of Tectvs Design

Queensland

Five consortia have been shortlisted in the competition for the redevelopment of the State Library of Queensland: Ashton Raggatt McDougall and Arkhefield; Bligh Voller Nield and John Mainwaring and Associates; Donovan Hill and Peddle Thorp; Hamzeh and Yeang and Wilson Architects; and MGT and Hassell. The absence of Robin Gibson from this list has been the subject of some debate in the Brisbane press ›› Peter Skinner has been appointed head of UQ’s architecture department ›› PDT Architectse appointed Ian Downing and Tony Farmer as directors ›› John Hockings has been appointed professor of architecture and head of the new School of Design and Built Environment at QUT ›› The Cox Rayner footbridge, now named the Goodwill Bridge, opened in late October ›› Professor Gordon Holden and Professor Bill Lim are both retiring from the school of architecture at QUT ›› The shortlist for the Queensland Art Gallery competition had not been finalised when we went to press. Of the 174 entries 40% came from overseas practices ›› Woods Bagot has appointed Ian Mitchell and Paul Coory as project directors

Victoria

The call for expressions of interest in the second Hanover Design Competition was enthusiastically supported by Melbourne architects, with organisers having enough good quality entrants for two competitions. However, the organisers have had to postpone the competition until early next year. The following practices have been selected: Peter Corrigan, Garner Davis Architects, Sean Godsell Architects, Jackson Clements Burrows Architects, Minifie Nixon, NMBW Architecture Studio and Wood Marsh Architecture ›› Neil Masterton has been appointed a principal of Ashton Raggatt McDougall, and Nikolas Koulouras an associate ›› New Architecture in Berlin: Selected Buildings since 1990 shows during November at the RMIT Gallery ›› ResCode is now in force ›› Philip Goad had been promoted to professor of architecture at UMelbourne ›› The redevelopment of Yuncken Freeman Bros Griffiths & Simpson’s 1959 Sidney Myer Music Bowl, by Greg Burgess, was reopened in October by Xanana Gusmao ›› Morton Dunn Architects were involved in restoring St Johns Anglican Church at the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust, East Gippsland. Built by Rev John Bulmer in 1878 using Aboriginal labour, it is Victoria’s most intact example of 19th century mission building ›› Six Degrees have undertaken designs for the upgrade of former public housing in the Latrobe Valley. The work will be completed by unemployed local residents, under a scheme administered by T.R.Y. Community Services. The houses are to be sold and profits reinvested in further projects ›› The shortlisted consortia for the Spencer Street Station redevelopment are Civic Nexus, with Daryl Jackson and Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners; Spencer Connect with Ashton Raggatt McDougall and Alsop & Stormer; Multiplex Rothschild Consortia with Denton Corker Marshall and DEGW ›› Lend Lease ran a two-day design charrette in early October to help determine the conceptual direction of Victoria Harbour ›› Spacecraft 1001 shows at Level 11 until 21 December and includes Shelley Penn’s Portable Corner ›› The Arkley, by SJB/NFK, is the first tower to be completed at Docklands

Western Australia

Jones Coulter Young have appointed Elisabetta Guj and Andrew Rogerson as directors, and Peter Hobbs and Simon Youngleson as associate directors ›› The Australian Prospectors & Miners Hall of Fame in Kalgoorlie, by Ferguson Architects, opened on 30 October ›› The AIDS memorial, designed by CODA Studio and artist Rodney Glick, opens on 1 December,World AIDS Day, with a temporary installation by artist Bec Dean ›› The Perth International Arts Festival is bringing out the Multiplicity project for the 2002 Festival. Headed by Italian architect Stefano Boeri, this will map Perth and Fremantle, and the role of the Italian community, for the Eclectic Atlas exhibition. The group has previously been published with Rem Koolhaas and Stanford Kwinter ›› The Freemason Lodge, designed by Tony Brand of Forbes and Fitzhardinge in the late 1960s, is threatened with demolition. The Brutalist icon’s site, on Perth’s foreshore, is supposedly worth $10 million and is slated for redevelopment as an apartment block ›› The West Australian Symphony Orchestra has decided not to move to an expanded Music School at UWA. Instead a new $20-$30 million recital facility and music access centre will be built alongside the recently heritage listed Perth Concert Hall

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