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Jury appointed for competition to design $2b Southbank development

Developer Beulah International has announced the members of the jury that will select the winning proposal in a competition to design a mixed-use development in Melbourne’s Southbank.

Six shortlisted international teams were announced earlier in April.

The site for the project is a prominent corner of Southbank Boulevard and City Road and is currently occupied by a BMW car dealership. The developer envisions an integrated mixed-use concept that could include retail, a hotel, residential, commercial and cultural uses and public spaces. According to the developer, the project will an end value of more than $2 billion.

The seven-member jury will comprise four independent jurors: Victoria’s government architect Jill Garner as jury chair, Thomas Kvan (former pro vice-chancellor of the University of Melbourne and director of the Australian Urban Research Information Network), Cameron Bruhn (editorial director of Architecture Media), and architectural photographer John Gollings.

Beulah International’s executive director Adelene Teh and managing director Jiaheng Chan, and BMW Group Australia CEO Marc Heinrich Werner will also be on the jury.

The shortlisted teams will present their initial concepts to the jury on 17 May and and a final presentation in July, after which a winner will be selected.

The public will have an opportunity to view the shortlisted design proposals at a public symposium, likely to be held in late July.

The shortlisted teams are: Bjarke Ingels Group with Fender Katsalidis Architects, Coop Himmelblau with Architectus, Mad Architects with Elenberg Fraser, MVRDV with Woods Bagot, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) with Conrad Gargett, and UN Studio with Cox Architecture.

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