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205 North Quay by Hassell, New York’s Rex and Brisbane firm Richards and Spence.

Winning design for Brisbane waterfront tower unveiled

9 Jul 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

An international design team comprising Hassell, New York’s Rex and Brisbane firm Richards and Spence has taken out a design competition for a 37-storey tower on the Brisbane river.

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Urban Forest tower in South Brisbane by Koichi Takada Architects.

Brisbane tower sprouting 1,000 trees proposed

7 Jul 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Koichi Takada Architects has designed a 30-storey tower for South Brisbane that will be home to five times more trees than the nearby park.

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The Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo.

Backflip on Powerhouse Ultimo ‘a wonderful outcome’

7 Jul 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The NSW Government will keep the Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo open as well as build a new museum in Parramatta.

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Preliminary concept render for the University of Melbourne's Fishermans Bend campus.

University of Melbourne’s $2b campus plan progresses

6 Jul 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The University of Melbourne has progressed its plans for a $2 billion campus at Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend, after a stage one planning application was submitted to the Victorian government.

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Moreau Kusunoki and Genton's winning design for Powerhouse Parramatta.

Green ban threatens new Powerhouse Parramatta

2 Jul 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The construction union has placed a green ban on the demolition of two heritage buildings which could put the proposed Powerhouse Parramatta project in jeopardy.

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Bondi memorial proposal by Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture and McGregor Westlake Architecture.

A memorial to Sydney’s victims of hate

30 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Waverley Council in Sydney has released shortlisted designs for a memorial in Bondi.

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Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills.

Draft NSW green space strategy released

30 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Government Architect NSW’s draft design framework outlines ambitious targets for for access to public open space across the state.

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Waterfront Brisbane by FJMT and Arkhefield.

Two ‘city shaping’ towers for Brisbane’s waterfront

30 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A $2.1 billion office development designed by FJMT and Arkhefield will comprise two tower at the edge of Brisbane’s city grid and the river.

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In 2014, the small Austrian village of Krumbach invited seven international architects to design bus stops for the town, including Bränden stop by Sou Fujimoto.

Hobart council calls for ‘playful’ bus shelter designs

30 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The City of Hobart has launched a competition to design innovative bus shelters for the city.

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Geelong Civic Precinct by Cox Architecture.

Victoria approves more than $1b worth of projects

29 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian Government has approved more than $1 billion worth of projects in its latest tranche of fast-tracked approvals including major apartment projects, offices and Cox Architecture’s $150 million Geelong Civic Precinct.

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Atlassian's Sydney headquarters tower by Shop Architects and BVN.

World’s tallest hybrid timber tower to be built in Sydney

29 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Australian tech giant Atlassian has unveiled the design for its Sydney headquarters by Shop Architects and BVN.

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Victoria Cross over-station tower by Bates Smart.

More NSW major projects to be fast-tracked

25 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The NSW government has announced a further 19 state significant projects to be fast-tracked for assessment as part of the third tranche of its Planning System Acceleration Program.

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The proposed River's Edge building at the University of Tasmania by John Wardle Architects and 1+2 Architecture.

Two more John Wardle buildings for UTAS Inveresk

25 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The University of Tasmania has unveiled designs for two new buildings by John Wardle Architects.

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The University of Queensland.

UQ introduces new urban design degree

25 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The University of Queensland has introduced a new masters degree in urban development and design aimed at creating sustainable cities.

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Westmead Innovation Quarter designed by Architectus.

Two-tower ‘innovation quarter’ approved for Sydney’s Westmead

23 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The project, designed by Architectus, will consist of two mixed-use towers between Westmead Hospital and railway station.

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Parlour office holders (L–R): Naomi Stead, Alison Cleary, Gill Matthewson, Susie Ashworth, Justine Clark, Julie Willis, Sarah Lynn Rees.

Parlour launches work and wellbeing survey

23 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Parlour’s survey seeks to understand the demographics, work place environments and wellbeing of people in the profession.

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SAHMRI II, designed by Woods Bagot, is set for construction.

$500m South Australian medial research centre underway

23 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Construction is set to begin on a 12-storey medical research centre designed by Woods Bagot, a companion to the “cheesegrater” SAHMRI building.

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Fitzroy Gasworks senior campus by GHD Woodhead and Grimshaw.

Vertical school at historic gasworks site

23 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian government has unveiled designs for a new multi-level school campus at the site of the Fitzroy Gasworks redevelopment.

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The proposed new Sydney Fish Market by 3XN, BVN and Aspect Studios.

Sydney Fish Market approved

22 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The NSW government has approved the $750 million redevelopment of the Sydney Fish Market.

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University of New England Boilerhouse.

Nine shortlisted to transform brutalist boiler house

18 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The $15.25 million Boilerhouse Discovery Space project will transform the structure into an interactive children’s space.

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Sutherland Entertainment Centre by Chrofi and NBRS.

Sutherland Entertainment Centre designs finalized

16 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Final designs for the $21.8 million refurbishment of the 40-year old Sutherland Entertainment Centre building in southern Sydney have been placed on public exhibition.

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The Melbourne School of Design’s Glyn Davis Building by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA.

Melbourne’s architecture open (virtually) to the public

16 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

More than 50 significant buildings across Melbourne will (virtually) open to the public this July as part of the Open House Melbourne weekend.

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The redevelopment of Adelaide's Her Majesty's Theatre, designed by Cox Architecture, includes a new west wing with a glass facade.

Her Majesty’s Theatre opens after major redevelopment

16 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A historic Adelaide theatre has re-opened after a major redevelopment designed by Cox Architecture.

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The build-to-rent apartment tower above Sydney Metro Pitt Street South Station, designed by Bates Smart.

Tower to transform Sydney ‘traffic artery’

15 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Bates Smart’s proposal for a 170-metre tower in Sydney’s Midtown precinct is intended to establish a sense of place in an area that lacks a strong binding identity.

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Olivia Hyde.

Three women appointed professors of practice at Sydney uni

12 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Olivia Hyde, Kate Goodwin and Qianyi Lim are the first professors of practice to be appointed by the architecture school.

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Powerhouse Parramatta proposal by AL_A (UK) and Architectus (Australia).

Four alternative proposals for Powerhouse Parramatta

11 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The unsuccessful proposals from the international competition to design the design the Powerhouse Parramatta museum have been released.

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More than 70 percent of survey respondents say the federal government's wage subsidy prevented staff from being made redundant or stood down.

Job Keeper saves architects but stimulus package not enough

11 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

More than 70 percent of survey respondents say the federal government’s wage subsidy prevented staff from being made redundant or stood down.

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The under construction Watermans Cove at Barangaroo South.

Competition to design Barangaroo waterfront pavilion

11 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The NSW government has launched a design competition for a new pier pavilion at Watermans Cove in Barangaroo South.

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The redevelopment City Tattersalls Club will include the restoration and renewal of the historic building. (Indicative design by FJMT.)

Six compete to design City Tattersalls Club redevelopment

9 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Hassell, Bates Smart, SJB, BVN and Candalepas Associates will compete in the City Tattersalls Club design competition.

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Esther Charlesworth, founding director of Architects Without Frontiers Australia.

Humanitarian architect recognized in Queen’s Birthday Honours

7 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Esther Charlesworth, founding director of Architects Without Frontiers Australia has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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A proposed social housing demonstration project in Southport by Anna O’Gorman.

Home building and renovation grant scheme ‘a missed opportunity’

4 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Australian Institute of Architects says the federal government’s $680 million “Home Builder” stimulus package is a missed opportunity for social housing and sustainable homes.

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2019 MPavilion by Glenn Murcutt.

No new MPavilion in 2020

4 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation will not build a new MPavilion in 2020 and will instead reuse the existing six pavilions.

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The proposed redevelopment of the Southgate complex will include an elevated park.

Elevated parks and office tower to be built in Southbank

2 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A 21-storey office tower will be built on Melbourne’s riverfront under a masterplan by Fender Katsalidis.

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Charles Darwin University education and community precinct designed by ARM Architecture with interiors by Geyer and landscape architecture by TCL.

Top End education precinct unveiled

1 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Charles Darwin University has unveiled designs of an education and community precinct that is centred around a 200-year-old heritage-listed Boab tree.

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The Association of Consulting Architects' third “pulse check” survey seeks to further gauge the changes to employment arrangements, including the level of reduced hours and/or pay.

Survey seeks updated ‘pulse check’ of architecture industry

1 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Association of Consulting Architects is conducting a third “pulse check” survey of how architectural practices are faring with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Indicative image of the redeveloped Stadium Australia by Cox Architecture, a project now dropped.

Sydney stadium refurb scrapped, but Parramatta Powerhouse pushes ahead

1 Jun 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The NSW government has abandoned plans to refurbish Stadium Australia but will push ahead with Parramatta Powerhouse.

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Di Stasio Citta by Hassell.

Winners revealed: 2020 Australian Interior Design Awards

29 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The winners of the 17th annual Australian Interior Design Awards has been announced.

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University of the Sunshine Coast Moreton Bay campus foundation building, designed by Hassell.

Former paper mill becomes university campus

28 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Hassell has completed the “foundation building” for Australia’s newest university campus located on the site of a former paper mill in Queensland.

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A newly funded major research project will investigate the effects of architectural work culture on the wellbeing of practitioners and students.

Mental health in architecture research project receives funding

28 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A newly funded major research project, led by Naomi Stead, will investigate the effects of architectural work culture on the wellbeing of practitioners and students.

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The Victoria Cross integrated station development.

North Sydney integrated station development finalized

26 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Final designs have been unveiled for the proposed Victoria Cross station development, which includes a 42-storey office tower and a new retail laneway.

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A design option for the CIT Woden campus.

Early designs for Canberra Institute of Technology campus released

26 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The ACT government has released early indicative concept designs for a major university campus and bus interchange for Woden in Canberra.

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