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Western Sydney Stadium designed by Populous.

Architecture practice named Australian Exporter of the Year

9 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

An architecture practice has claimed the title of Australian Exporter of Year. The federal trade minister says it is an outstanding example of the country’s growing services sector.

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King Street student accomodation building by Bates Smart.

Tower to rise from modernist Yuncken Freeman office

9 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A Bates Smart designed proposal for a student accommodation tower atop a modernist office building by Yuncken Freeman has been approved by the City of Melbourne.

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Burwood Brickworks by NH Architecture.

NH Architecture breaks paradigm of traditional retail centres

9 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A newly opened shopping mall in Melbourne, touted as the world’s most sustainable, could be a paradigm shift for the development of retail centres.

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Angela Biddle, Director, Scott Carver (NSW).

Jury revealed: 2020 Australian Interior Design Awards

6 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Now celebrating its 17th year, the jury for the Australian Interior Design Awards has been announced for the 2020 program.

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Protagonist by Cumulus Studio.

New Arts Centre cafe sheathed in bronze curtain

6 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The design of a new cafe in the forecourt of the Roy Grounds-designed Arts Centre play on an iconic and universally understood element of theatre.

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Adelaide's Central Market Arcade redevelopment designed by Woods Bagot.

Adelaide’s Central Market Arcade to be reborn in $400m redevelopment

6 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

In a plan designed by Woods Bagot, a number of historic arches in Adelaide that were lost for decades will be reinstated in a $400 million redevelopment of the city’s Central Market Arcade.

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Ian Potter Queen's Hall by Architectus and Schmidt Hammer Lassen.

State Library of Victoria reopened after grand transformation

6 Dec 2019, Patrick Hunn

The State Library of Victoria, the world’s fourth-most popular, has reopened after years-long redevelopment revealing historic spaces hidden for decades.

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Castle Cove House by Terroir in collaboration with Pascale Gomes-McNabb Design.

Australian projects nab awards at World Architecture Festival

5 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Australian projects have picked up three awards World Architecture Festival and Inside Festival of Interiors following live presentations to judges.

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The 2019 Urban Tropicality Conference, running from 5 to 8 December at the University of Queensland, brings together leaders in the fields of architecture and design from across the world.

Hot urbanism: conference to explore architecture, climate change and inequality in the tropics

4 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The 2019 Urban Tropicality Conference, running from 5 to 8 December at the University of Queensland, brings together leaders in the fields of architecture and design from across the world.

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The proposed Flinders University Health and Medical Research Centre will be designed by Architectus.

Architectus to design research building for South Australian university

4 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Architectus has been appointed design a new $180 million medical research building for Flinders University in Adelaide.

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Geelong Arts Centre Ryrie Street Redevelopment by Hassell.

Geelong Arts Centre an integration of old and new

4 Dec 2019, Linda Cheng

Geelong’s cultural precinct has a fresh new face following the completion of the redevelopment of the only state-owned arts centre outside of metropolitan Melbourne.

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Brian Keirnan.

New $10k student prize for travel and research

4 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Australian Institute of Architects NSW chapter has introduced a new prize for architecture students that includes a $10,000 allowance for overseas travel and research or overseas study.

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Randle Street Hotel by TZG.

Historic hat factory reimagined as modern hotel

3 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Tonkin Zulaikha Greer has led the deign for the reuse of a historic hat factory for a modern hotel.

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The proposed plaza and building on Sydney's George Street designed by David Adjaye and Daniel Boyd.

David Adjaye, Daniel Boyd collaborate on public plaza and building in Sydney

2 Dec 2019, Linda Cheng

David Adjaye and Australian artist Daniel Boyd have designed a public square and accompanying building to be owned by the council in the centre of Sydney.

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Town Hall Broadmeadows redevelopment by Kerstin Thompson Architects.

Kerstin Thompson Architects transforms suburban town hall

2 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The 1960s Broadmeadows town hall was saved from demolition and rejuvenated after a sensitive restoration and redevelopment designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects.

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The proposed UNSW B22 by 3XN and Aspect Studios.

3XN, Aspect design new ‘heart’ of UNSW’s Kensington campus

29 Nov 2019, Linda Cheng

A proposed mixed-use building at UNSW Sydney is intended to become the new ceremonial and civic heart of the campus.

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Australia's exhibition for the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale, In Between. Creative directors: Tristan Wong and Jefa Greenaway.

Submissions sought for Australia’s 2020 Venice exhibition

29 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The creative directors of Australia’s 2020 Venice exhibition are seeking projects that “strengthen cultural understanding between non-Indigenous and First Nations peoples.”

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Designinc's Sandeep Amin and Tara Keast.

WSU introduces Indigenous architecture scholarship

29 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A new scholarship program, funded by Desgininc, aims to support Indigenous architecture students at Western Sydney University.

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Chalmers Street entrance by Woods Bagot and John McAslan and Partners.

New grand entrance to Sydney’s Central Station unveiled

28 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Part of a $955 million redevelopment of Sydney’s main railway station, the new entrance is designed to “sweep” passengers in.

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The Laslett Buildings in central Kalgoorlie.

Aspect Studios tapped to design Kalgoorlie city centre

27 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Aspect Studios has been awarded the detailed design tender for the transformation of a mining town in Western Australia.

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The Candalepas Associates project at 72-84 Foveaux Street will see an existing a 1970s six-storey brick office and retail building adapted into a refurbished office space.

Candalepas Associates’ facelift for Sydney office building

27 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

An existing 1970s building in Sydney’s Surry Hills will be transformed with a distinctive façade under a proposal by Candalepas Associates.

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The 2019 NGV Architecture Commission, In Absence, designed by Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office.

NGV architecture commission a celebration of Indigenous infrastructure

26 Nov 2019, Linda Cheng

An architecturally primordial experience, the 2019 NGV Architecture Commission is a platform for Indigenous communities to tell their stories.

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Engineering Innovation Hub by Tzannes and Blight Rayner.

Green light for Western Sydney vertical campus

26 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Designed by Tzannes and Blight Rayner, the 19-storey Engineering Innovation Hub will be home to Western Sydney University’s architecture school.

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Carlton Learning and Community Hub by Law Architects.

School redeveloment wins Melbourne Award for urban design

25 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Briefed to design a gymnasium, the architect of this winning project delivered much more than an enclosed sports facility that has become a community beacon.

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Durbach Block Jaggers's winning design for Penrith City Council's Soper Place development.

Durbach Block Jaggers melds car park and playground in competition-winning design

25 Nov 2019, Linda Cheng

Described as a building of two characters, the winning design for a car park and commercial tower in Sydney’s Penrith also includes a multitude of public and community amenities.

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Hannah Slater.

Individual contributions to NSW architecture recognized

22 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2019 NSW Architecture Prizes, as well as new fellows and life fellows.

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The addition to St Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Kensington, designed by Studio Bright.

Studio Bright’s golden, arched church expansion approved

22 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The transformation of a Coptic orthodox church in Melbourne’s Kensington will balance the religious and the public – a place for the congregation and broader community.

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The house at the Cedars.

Architect wanted to design South Australian art gallery

21 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Hans Heysen Foundation is seeking a South Australian architect to design a purpose-built gallery and visitor centre.

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Members’ Annexe Building, Parliament of Victoria by Peter Elliot Architecture and Urban Design.

Parliament annexe awarded Vic premier’s top design gong

21 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A partially sunken building that houses offices of Victoria’s member of parliament has been awarded Design of the Year by the state premier.

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The proposed tower at The Star Sydney by FJMT.

Planning commission nixes Pyrmont casino tower

21 Nov 2019, Linda Cheng

A contentious proposal to construct a 237-metre-tall hotel and residential tower at the Star Casino in Sydney’s Pyrmont has been rejected.

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Bendigo Govhub by Lyons Architects.

Designs for $90 million Bendigo Govhub unveiled

20 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Lyons Architects’ design for new government offices in Bendigo is inspired by the history of the region and the materials used in the construction of its historic buildings.

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Institute welcomes ‘phoenixing’ crackdown

Institute welcomes ‘phoenixing’ crackdown

20 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Australian Institute of Architects has welcomed new Victorian laws that will crackdown on businesses that deliberately liquidate in order to avoid liabilities for poor construction.

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RMIT University’s New Academic Street by Lyons with NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison and White, MvS Architects and Maddison Architects, is cited as an exemplar of effective urban design in the Central Melbourne Design Guide.

Major update to Melbourne’s urban design policy

20 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

City of Melbourne councillors have endorsed two documents aimed at improving design quality in private developments.

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Surry Hills Village by SJB Architects and Studio Prineas BKH Interiors and Aspect Studios.

Surry Hills Village rejuvenation approved

19 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A competition-winning scheme to rejuvenate a tired shopping centre in Sydney’s Surry Hills has been approved by the local council.

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The parade ground an proposed new southern entrance designed by Scott Carver.

$500m Australia War Memorial expansion unveiled

19 Nov 2019, Linda Cheng

A new 4,000-square-metre Anzac Hall and a subterranean entrance are part of the biggest expansion of the Australian War Memorial since its establishment.

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UTS Blackfriars Precinct Industry Hub by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer.

TZG’s refined design for UTS research hub

18 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

After winning a design competition in 2017, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer has further developed its proposal for a brick and glass research hub in the historic Blackfriars education precinct.

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The 2019 Summer Place Pavilion by Chrofi.

Chrofi’s ‘structurally implausible’ MAMA pavilion underway

15 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The construction of the second instalment of the Murray Art Museum Albury’s (MAMA) annual experimental architecture project, designed by Chrofi, is underway in Albury’s QEII Square.

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Springhill House by Lovell Burton, Architeam Medal winner.

Rural house, tiny apartment win 2019 Architeam awards

14 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Architeam Awads program celebrates the best work from small, medium and emerging practices.

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Victorian Growth Areas Schools Project by Architectus and K2LD.

Victoria’s best school designs awarded

14 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Architects and principal designers of Victorian public schools have been recognized in the 2019 Victorian School Design Awards.

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The 2019 MPavilion by Glenn Murcutt.

‘The rational and the poetic’: Murcutt’s MPavilion opens

13 Nov 2019, Linda Cheng

Pritzker Prize laureate Glenn Murcutt’s first public project in central Melbourne was inspired by the architect’s memory of sheltering from the hot Mexican sun under the wing of a small aeroplane.

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North Sydney Olympic Pool redevelopment by Brewster Hjorth Architects.

Restorative redevelopment for landmark Sydney Harbour pool

13 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

North Sydney Olympic Pool, wedged between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Luna Park, has been deemed structurally unsound.

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