Screenshot: proposed and unbuilt projects

A selection of up-and-coming and unbuilt projects from Australian architects.

Officer Woods
Arts Facility and Gallery for the Martumili Artists
Newman, WA

Officer Woods received first prize in a competition to provide a gallery for Martumili Artists, an Aboriginal art network. The jury recognized that “this choice may well raise concerns with some in the local community who are intent on improving the town and may react badly to a high profile ‘shed’ in this location.” However, the jury hoped that locals “may come to appreciate the very substantive benefits of a response which, eschewing expensive imagery, provides a robust and flexible structure appropriate to the needs of Martumili Artists.”

NH Architecture and Populous
Melbourne Park Redevelopment Stage 1 - Western Precinct, Margaret Court Arena
Melbourne, Vic

Major Projects Victoria has commissioned joint venture architects NH Architecture and Populous to redevelop the Western Precinct of the Melbourne Park sporting facility. This is the first stage of the extensive Melbourne Park Redevelopment, which is to be completed in time for the 2015 Australian Open.

Bates Smart
171 Collins Street
Melbourne, Vic

An office building is planned for Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD. The development, in a restored heritage building, consists of 29,800 square metres of premium off-ice space, spread over seventeen large campus-style floor plates, and 1,700 sqare metres of boutique office space.

Metier 3
Perisher Creek Lodge
Perisher Creek, NSW

A private mountain lodge for the ski fields of Perisher Creek will be completed in June, 2014. The residence will be embedded in the natural earth: this enables one to ski over the house.

Johnson Pilton Walker
National Workers’ Memorial
Canberra, ACT

JPW won first place in the National Workers’ Memorial competition with its design “Workers Glade.” It features eight slender columns clad in stone unique to the state or territory each represents. The columns provide a place where visitors can leave tokens of remembrance for loved ones. The construction of the National Workers’ Memorial is scheduled to be completed prior to the celebrations for thecentenary of Canberra in March 2013.

Busan Opera House Competition Proposal
Busan, Republic of South Korea

New Melbourne-based architecture studio Index recently entered the international competition for a new opera house and performing arts centre along the Busan waterfront. Their proposal, inspired by the operatic intermezzo, was formed by a continuous landscape of folded planes.



Published online: 2 May 2012


Architecture Australia, May 2012

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