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The 3-83 Kings Way and 127-129 Kavanagh Street towers, designed by Elenberg Fraser.

Elenberg Fraser-designed dual tower project rejigged

20 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A proposal for a two-tower residential precinct in South Bank, which first won planning approval in 2011, is back before council with a reduced scale and new planned uses.

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Illustrative design of the La Mama rebuild by Cottee Parker Architects.

‘Simple and restrained’ post-fire rebuild of Melbourne’s La Mama Theatre

20 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Meg White, an architect with a 25-year background in set design and performance, is behind the design of the new La Mama Theatre.

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The 430 Pitt Street building, designed by BVN.

BVN designs hotel with sloping ‘green waterfall’ for Sydney’s Pitt Street

17 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A seventeen-storey tower on Sydney’s Pitt Street designed by BVN will open in 2020 and include an upmarket hotel, according to Intercontinental Hotels Group.

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I. M. Pei dies at 102

I. M. Pei dies at 102

17 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

I. M. (Ieoh Ming) Pei, the architect behind the design of some of the world’s most recognizable and celebrated spaces, has died at the age of 102.

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Yagan Square by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority took out the Great Place Award in the 2019 National Awards for Planning Excellence.

Celebrating the best in Australian planning in 2019

16 May 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The Planning Institute of Australia held its 2019 National Awards for Planning Excellence Ceremony on the Gold Coast on 15 May 2019, awarding people and projects from around Australia for outstanding achievements in planning.

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Proposed QPAC theatre by Snøhetta and Blight Rayner Architecture.

Blight Rayner and Snøhetta win QPAC theatre design competition

16 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Norwegian practice Snøhetta and Brisbane firm Blight Rayner Architecture have together beaten out 23 other design teams to win a design competition for a new theatre at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

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A New Architects Melbourne event held during the 2017 MPavilion events season.

Expressions of interest sought for 2019 event program at Glenn Murcutt-designed MPavilion

15 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation is seeking expressions of interest from people with ideas for events for a six-month program to accompany the Glenn Murcutt-designed MPavilion.

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Bates Smart's winning design for apartments at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane.

Bates Smart wins design competition for clifftop apartments at Kangaroo Point

15 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Bates Smart has won a design competition for an apartment project in Brisbane.

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Smeg Headquarters by Guido Canali, as seen on the 2018 Smeg Tour.

Entries open for Smeg Tour to Venice Architecture Biennale

15 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Entries open for Smeg Tour competition

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An indicitive design for the Cockle Bay Wharf redevelopment by FJMT, Tony Caro Architecture and Aspect Studios.

Contentious Cockle Bay Wharf tower gets the go-ahead

14 May 2019, Josh Harris

The NSW Independent Planning Commission has granted concept approval for a 183-metre tower by Cockle Bay Wharf on Sydney Harbour.

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Alice Hampson.

Alice Hampson named 2020/21 Australian Institute of Architects national president

13 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Alice Hampson has been named president elect of the Australian institute of Architects, as Helen Lochhead prepares to begin her term as national president.

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Footscray Psychiatric Centre, designed circa 1969 by an unknown architect.

Campaign to save the brutalist Footscray Psychiatric Centre

13 May 2019, Josh Harris

The National Trust and a brutalism-loving photographer are campaigning for a psychiatric centre in Footscray to be heritage-listed.

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A possible wetlands outcome from the plan in E-Gate.

City of Melbourne considers chain of new parks and wetlands in draft plan for Moonee Ponds Creek

13 May 2019, Patrick Hunn

The City of Melbourne is currently seeking public feedback on a plan for Moonee Ponds Creek which aims to create new green public spaces and boost flood resilience.

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Anzac Memorial Centenary Project.

Winners revealed: 2019 National Trust Heritage Awards

13 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The NSW branch of the National Trust of Australia has announced the winners of the 2019 National Trust Heritage Awards in Sydney.

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Melbourne Town Hall ground floor revamp and public forum by Hassell.

Hassell to design new public forum in Melbourne Town Hall

10 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A City of Melbourne spokesperson confirmed to ArchitectureAU that Hassell are the architects appointed to revamp the ground floor and create a new public forum in the Melbourne Town Hall.

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Bidura Metropolitan Remand Centre by the NSW Government Architect’s Office, led by J.W. (Ian) Thomson.

Brutalist Bidura children’s court to be demolished after council appeal fails

10 May 2019, Josh Harris

A NSW court has rejected the City of Sydney’s appeal against a 2018 decision allowing a developer to demolish the Bidura Children’s Court and Metropolitan Remand Centre (MRC).

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Federation Square.

Public invited to co-design future of Fed Square

9 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Federation Square is inviting members of the public to participate in an event to co-design Melbourne’s premier public space.

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View of the site of the proposed Powerhouse Museum Precinct in Parramatta.

Shortlist announced: Parramatta Powerhouse Museum design competition

9 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Six teams have been shortlisted in the international competition to design the new Powerhouse Museum in Parramatta.

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Giraffe Learning Centre by Supercontext Architecture Studio.

‘Unexpected, lively, playful, and refined’: 2019 Dulux Colour Awards winners

9 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The winners of the 2019 Dulux Colour Awards were announced at a gala event at the National Gallery of Victoria on 8 May.

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Melbourne Skyfarm by RD Architecture.

Urban ‘skyfarm’ to be built atop Melbourne carpark

8 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The City of Melbourne has approved plans to build a ‘skyfarm’ atop a carpark in Melbourne’s Docklands that will include a working farm, nursery, shop, cafe, event space and education space.

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Central Adelaide.

South Australian Planning Commission releases new guides on role of design in new planning regime

8 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

South Australia’s State Planning Commission is hoping to use several community guides to engage with “significant community concerns” around heritage and design in the state’s new planning regime.

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B100 project by Openwork.

Openwork completes ‘landform’ alternative to Melbourne’s vehicle bollards

7 May 2019, Patrick Hunn

Openwork has completed a ‘landform’ installation in the courtyard of RMIT Design Hub in Melbourne that both provides seating and acts as a physical deterrent for vehicles.

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Donation funds UTAS studios where students will imagine the Launceston that never was

Donation funds UTAS studios where students will imagine the Launceston that never was

7 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A new studio has been established at the University of Tasmania in Launceston, that is funded by a donation from philanthropists Dick and Joan Green.

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Elisapeta Heta, senior associate and Māori design leader at Jasmax.

Final speaker line-up for ‘circuit-breaking’ National Architecture Conference revealed

7 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The final speakers for the 2019 National Architecture Conference have been announced, making for what promises to be a provocative two days in Melbourne from 20 to 22 June.

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Enrico Taglietti.

‘We have lost a great visionary’: Enrico Taglietti dies aged 93

7 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Seminal Canberra-based architect Enrico Taglietti has died aged 93.

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The proposed tower at Lot 52, 195 Pier Street, Perth, designed by Klopper and Davis Architects.

Perth councillors support 27-storey affordable housing tower despite planners’ objections

6 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

City of Perth councillors have recommended that the WA Planning Commission approve a 27-storey mixed use development containing 30 percent social and affordable housing.

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Render of the currently under-construction road to park conversion taking place on Southbank Boulevard by the City of Melbourne’s City Design Studio, featuring the under-construction Australia 108 building by Fender Katsalidis Architects.

Melbourne council suggests pedestrianizing city streets in new strategy

6 May 2019, Patrick Hunn

A plan that will be considered by Melbourne council on 7 May could free up space used for roads and car parking, in a bid to make the CBD more walkable and friendly to public transport.

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Marina Bay Sands by Safdie Architects.

Entries open: 2019 Dulux DIAlogue on Tour

6 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Entries are now open for the 2019 Dulux DIAlogue on Tour, which travels to Singapore and Portugal this year.

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The proposed Nature and Science Precinct project will include the restoration and expansion of the National Herbarium of Victoria.

John Wardle Architects to design new precinct at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens

3 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria has appointed John Wardle Architects to design a proposed Nature and Science Precinct at the Melbourne Gardens.

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Adrian Lahoud.

Final speaker line-up announced for 2019 Living Cities Forum

3 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Speakers from the UK and France will join Glenn Murcutt, Christopher Hawthorne and Mabel O. Wilson at the 2019 Living Cities Forum in Melbourne and Sydney.

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney by Architectus.

Architectus completes bronze social sciences building for University of Sydney

3 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Architectus has completed a new home for the University of Sydney’s social sciences department that it says references the campus’ heritage context.

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Table setting by Danielle Brustman for Kay and Burton.

Dinner theatre: Designers set table scenes for arts fundraising

2 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Australia’s leading artists, designers and creatives have created 44 lavish table settings for a three-day-only exhibition to raise funds for the National Gallery of Victoria.

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The proposed refurbishment of the Sutherland Entertainment Centre by Chrofi and NBRS Architecture.

Chrofi, NBRS win competition to design Sutherland Entertainment Centre refurb

2 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Chrofi and NBRS Architecture’s winning scheme will bring the entertainment centre and adjacent Peace Park together in a holistic civic precinct.

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Western Sydney Stadium, designed by Populous.

Newly opened Western Sydney Stadium celebrates Parramatta’s industrial heritage

1 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian official opened Western Sydney Stadium, designed by Populous, on 14 April.

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Neville Marsh.

Designers to be inducted into the Design Institute of Australia’s Hall of Fame

1 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Nine prominent Australian designers working across architecture, graphic, fashion, textile and interior design will be inducted into the Design Institute of Australia’s Hall of Fame in May.

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La Trobe University student accomodation by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects.

JCB Architects designs timber student accommodation complex at La Trobe Uni

1 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

JCB Architects have designed two student accommodation buildings for La Trobe University in Melbourne that will be made of mass timber.

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New Oxford Scholar interior by March Studio.

March Studio reworks historic student pub in Melbourne

30 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The former Oxford Scholar pub in the north of the Melbourne CBD has reopened as a function and event space for RMIT University, following a renovation designed by March Studio.

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Hassell and SO–IL's proposed elevated inner-city park for Southbank's arts precinct.

‘Dramatic, diverse’ planting design for proposed Melbourne Arts Precinct public spaces

30 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

University of Sheffield landscape architecture professors will create seasonal planting for the proposed new public spaces at Melbourne’s Arts Precinct that will mirror the rotating art shows in the new galleries.

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Northern view of the proposed Maningrida Arts and Culture Precinct.

Architects Without Frontiers, Hassell design cultural precinct for Arnhem Land town

29 Apr 2019, Patrick Hunn

Hassell and non-profit organization Architects Without Frontiers (AWF) have collaborated with the Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation on a concept design for a new cultural precinct in a Northern Territory town.

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Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus.

Swinburne launches joint architecture and urban design master’s course

29 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Swinburne University of Technology has announced it will offer a joint Master of Architecture and Urban Design from August 2019.

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Jeanne Gang.

Jeanne Gang named among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people

26 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Studio Gang director Jeanne Gang has been named as one of the 100 most influential people of 2019 by Time magazine.

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