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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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The appointed government will consider proposals that could support WA's post-pandemic economic recovery.

WA seeks new government architect

26 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Geoff Warn, who served as government architect from 2013, concluded his term in February 2020.

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Footscray Psychiatric Centre designed by the Victorian Public Works Department, 1972–77.

‘Foreboding’ brutalist hospital added to Victorian Heritage Register

25 May 2020, Josh Harris

The former Footscray Psychiatric Centre has been given state heritage listing.

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Sydney Fish Market by 3XN in partnership with BVN and Aspect Studios.

$6.5 billion of projects fast tracked

25 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The New South Wales and Victorian governments have each announced a raft of major building projects to be fast tracked through the planning assessment system to boost the economy.

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Sai Gon Informal by Ton Vu, winner of the 2011 AA Prize for Unbuilt Work, presented in 2012.

AA Prize for Unbuilt Work relaunched

25 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

After a near decade-long hiatus, the AA Prize for Unbuilt Work is back and entries are open.

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Proxima, the first private development within the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct's commercial cluster.

New addition to Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct fast-tracked

21 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Queensland government will fast track a private commercial development, designed PDT Architects, in the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.

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The lavender farm and hotel proposed for 483-489 Maroondah Highway and 169 Nelson Road, Lilydale, designed by Hachem Architects.

Hotel among lavender fields proposed for Victoria’s Yarra Valley

21 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A proposed hotel set within a working lavender farm, designed by Hachem Architects, will also include a boutique facility for infusing lavender into gin.

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South Australian graduate Matthew Alfred.

Graduate wins travelling fellowship to research ‘radical practice’

19 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Matthew Alfred is a graduate of the University of Adelaide and is currently working at ARM Architecture’s Adelaide office.

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Somewhere Other by John Wardle Architects at the 2018 main exhibition.

Venice Architecture Biennale postponed until 2021

19 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The COVID-19 pandemic has once again cause the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale to be postponed.

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Parramatta Aquatic and Leisure Centre by Grimshaw, Andrew Burges Architects and McGregor Coxall.

New vision of Parramatta aquatic centre revealed

19 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Parramatta council has released new renders of the aquatic centre by Grimshaw, Andrew Burges Architects and McGregor Coxall.

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Research shows that climate change is contributing to increasing bushfire risk.

Bushfire rebuild should mandate zero-emission buildings

18 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Australian Institute of Architects has called for mandatory zero-emissions buildings in bushfire reconstruction efforts.

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The new three-storey Docklands Primary School by Cox Architecture with McGregor Coxall. Education infrastructure is at the heart of the government's stimulus package.

Government boost for Victoria’s construction industry

18 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian government has promised $2.7 billion to boost the construction sector, with the bulk of the money going towards education infrastructure and public and community housing.

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505-523 George Street by Ingenhoven Architects and Architectus.

Tallest residential tower in Sydney approved

18 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The City of Sydney has approved a proposal to constructed a 270-metre-tall residential tower in central Sydney designed by Ingehoven Architects and Architectus.

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University of New England Boilerhouse.

Architects invited to reimagine university boiler house

14 May 2020, Linda Cheng

The University of New England is seeking expressions of interest from architects to convert decommissioned Boilerhouse.

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The proposed Scientia Project at Monte Sant'Angelo Mercy College by Hayball.

Hayball designs new sports and science centre for North Sydney school

14 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The proposed Scientia project for a catholic girls’ school in North Sydney will stack science labs, indoor and outdoor learning areas and sports courts over four levels.

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Sunshine Coast Design guide, layout design by Saturate.

New design guide for the Sunshine Coast

14 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A critical step to supporting good design, the new Sunshine Coast design guide encourage a place-based approach that focuses on the unique characteristics of the region.

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Jack Mundey was awarded the NSW President's Prize at the 2017 NSW Architecture Awards.

Green bans hero Jack Mundey dies

12 May 2020, Josh Harris

The key force behind the green bans movement that saved large parts of Sydney’s built heritage has died.

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Cottesloe Beach.

Aspect’s Cottesloe foreshore masterplan progresses

12 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Cottesloe council has appointed Aspect Studios to undertake detail design work for the masterplan of Cottesloe foreshore.

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The proposed new southern entrance with a cone-shaped occulus designed by Scott Carver.

Controversial Australian War Memorial expansion referred to parliamentary inquiry

12 May 2020, Linda Cheng

The controversial expansion of the Australian War Memorial by Scott Carver and Cox Architecture has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works.

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The proposed tower at 383 La Trobe Street by Cox Architecture.

Cox Architecture office tower replaces Jean Nouvel proposal

11 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Cox Architecture has designed a 31-storey office tower on a Melbourne CBD site that was previously approved for a hotel and apartment tower designed by Atelier Jean Nouvel.

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Richard Leplastrier.

‘National living treasure’ Richard Leplastrier on film

11 May 2020, Linda Cheng

A new documentary on Richard Leplasterier, the 1999 Gold Medalist, will air on the ABC on 12 May.

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Maley House by Andre Porebski (1971).

Array of mid-century Sydney School houses heritage listed

11 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A treasure trove of modernist and Sydney School houses by some of Sydney’s best known architects has been heritage-listed by Willoughby council.

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The 375 Pitt Street tower by Crone Architects.

Skinny hotel to ‘introduce elegance’ to Sydney skyline

7 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A proposed 35-storey recycled brick tower is set to add “texture and vitality” to Sydney’s booming midtown precinct.

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The Central Sydney Planning Strategy will allow for buildings of up to 330 metres to be built in new “clusters.”

City of Sydney unveils strategy for towering clusters

4 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

City of Sydney has unveiled a new planning strategy for the city centre, which will allow for buildings of up to 330 metres to be built in new “clusters.”

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The proposed Healing Garden at Heide Museum of Modern Art by Openwork.

A healing garden for Heide

4 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Healing Garden by Openwork will be planted between Heide founder Sunday Reed’s original heritage-listed kitchen garden and the Heide cottage.

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Allure designed by Jackson Clements Burrows, part of the Carlton Housing Redevelopment project launched in 2005.

Victoria wasted the opportunity to build 12,000 public housing units, study finds

4 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

An RMIT University has found successive Victorian governments over the past two decades have sold 578 hectares of public land that could have been developed for public housing.

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The Queanbeyan civic and cultural precinct designed by Cox Architecture.

Cox designs civic centre for NSW-ACT border town

4 May 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The NSW-ACT border town of Queanbeyan is set for a significant transformation with a $74 million civic and cultural precinct designed by Cox Architecture.

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A reference design for Central Place Sydney, for which an architectural design competition is underway.

‘Significant’ Sydney CBD development passes penultimate hurdle

30 Apr 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Proponents Dexus and Frasers Property Australia are calling the proposal “Sydney’s most significant CBD development in over a decade” which would transform the western edge of the transport hub.

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The proposed North West Museum and Art Gallery by Terroir.

‘Rugged, sculpted’ museum and gallery for Tasmania’s north west

30 Apr 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Terroir has completed its concept design of the proposed North West Museum and Art Gallery in Burnie, Tasmania.

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The Landing by Cusp Landscape Architects.

Park at Queen’s Wharf Brisbane underway

30 Apr 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Construction has begun on a 6,500 square metre park on the banks of the Brisbane River as part of the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development.

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The planned Ivanhoe Estate redevelopment.

NSW government to fast track 24 major projects

28 Apr 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Schools, a university campus and housing are among the first tranche of projects to be fast tracked by the NSW government to boost the economy during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Toowong Town Centre by Nettleton Tribe.

Los Angeles-inspired shopping centre proposed for Brisbane’s Toowong

28 Apr 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A $450 million shopping centre and urban plaza complex, inspired by a shopping centre in Los Angeles, is set to transform the centre of Toowong in Brisbane.

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Santa Sophia Catholic College by BVN.

Vertical Catholic school approved for Box Hill

28 Apr 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Designed by BVN, Santa Sophia Catholic College will accommodate 1,860 students from kindergarten to year 12, 130 staff, and an early learning centre for 60 children.

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Graeme Watson.

Architect, cricketer, footballer Graeme Watson dies

27 Apr 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Graeme Watson, who became a successful architect after a career as a sportsperson, has passed away after suffering from cancer.

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Victorian gov’t to boost building and development during COVID-19 crisis

Victorian gov’t to boost building and development during COVID-19 crisis

27 Apr 2020, Linda Cheng

Fast-tracking planning approvals and supporting Victoria’s infrastructure and housing are some of the measures the state government will use to stimulate the building and development industry.

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The architects' union is launching a drive to attract new members as the coronavirus crisis wreaks havoc on the industry, leaving workers vulnerable.

Architects’ union launches COVID-19 survey

24 Apr 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The union representing architectural workers in Australia has launched a survey to better understand the effect COVID-19 is having on their levels of employment.

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Green Spine by UN Studio and Cox Architecture.

Development approval blitz in Victoria

24 Apr 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Four large scale projects in Melbourne have been approved by Victorian government, as it announces a new taskforce to boost the building and development industry during the coronavirus crisis.

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