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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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Singapore Founders Memorial proposal by Cox Architecture and Architects 61.

Australians make Singapore Founders Memorial shortlist

4 Nov 2019, Linda Cheng

Proposals inspired by the Singaporean flag, the human hand and the city’s parks have made the shortlist for a design competition for a memorial to the city-state’s independence movement.

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B100 project by Openwork.

Four urban design projects compete in Melbourne Awards

1 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The City of Melbourne has shortlisted for projects in the first-ever urban design category of the Melbourne Awards.

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Concept design of the Western Sydney Airport passenger terminal by Zaha Hadid Architects and Cox Architecture.

Zaha Hadid, Cox win Western Sydney airport design competition

29 Oct 2019, Patrick Hunn

The airport, planned for a site at Badgerys Creek approximately 51 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD, is planned to be operational by 2026.

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First place winner: "The Gap" by Marti Fooks, Claire Winsor, Suhas Vasudeva and Jacqueline Heggli

Winners revealed: The Future Park Design Ideas Competition

17 Oct 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

An “ambitious vision that combines a critique of a social injustice with a driver for landscape change in the city“ has won The Future Park Design Ideas Competition.

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

Top firms compete to design controversial Cockle Bay Wharf tower

2 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Six teams have been shortlisted in a design competition to design a 183-metre office tower on Sydney Harbour.

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Italian design practice Formafantasma was commissioned by the NGV in 2017 to conduct a new body of research that investigated the impacts of the global trade in rare earth materials for consumer electronic products.

$20k design challenge for e-waste

19 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Urgent, real-world problems need creative ideas. The NGV and Creative Victoria has set designers a challenge.

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Kampung Admiralty by WOHA, the 2018 WAF Building of the Year. WOHA's co-founder Richard Hassell is on the Asia Pacific jury.

Panel of sustainability experts to judge $2m sustainable architecture competition

9 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Billed as “the word’s most significant” competition of its kind, the Lafarge Holcim Awards, will accept entries until February 2020.

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Barangaroo Point, Sydney, November 2014. Aerial image taken from Nearmap.

International landscape architecture prize offers unprecedented US$100,000

14 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

US-based education and advocacy organization The Cultural Landscape Foundation has launched an international landscape architecture prize worth US$100,000 to be conferred biennially.

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Aerial photography of the former Brookes Jetty.

Ideas competition to rebuild beloved St Kilda beach jetty

12 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A community-based organization in Melbourne’s St Kilda has launched a $5,000 ideas competition to reimagine a historic jetty.

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The proposed tower will be located at 205 North Quay in Brisbane.

Four teams compete to design $600m Brisbane tower

5 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Four local and international architectural teams are shortlisted in competition to design a proposed $600 million tower in the centre of Brisbane.

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Proposal for the redevelopment of the Indiana Tea House site by Durbach Block Jaggers Architects with Ohlo Studio and Aspect Studios.

Four competing designs for Cottesloe beach pavilion redevelopment

5 Jul 2019, Linda Cheng

The developer behind Perth’s Indiana Tea House at Cottesloe Beach has released four shortlisted design concepts for the site’s redevelopment.

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Whitehorse Centre by BKK Architects and Kerstin Thompson Architects.

BKK and Kerstin Thompson Architects win competition for community arts centre in suburban Melbourne

31 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

BKK Architects and Kerstin Thompson Architects, together with landscape architect practice Aspect Studios, have won a design competition for the redevelopment of a cultural and performing arts centre in Melbourne’s suburban east.

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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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4-6 Bligh Street by Woods Bagot.

Woods Bagot wins competition for 55-storey hotel in central Sydney

8 Mar 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Woods Bagot has won an architectural design competition for a mixed-use tower in central Sydney that will comprise a hotel and office space.

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Indicative design for the proposed Powerhouse Museum in Parramatta.

Jeanne Gang joins Parramatta Powerhouse jury, parliamentary inquiry slams project as ‘expensive and unnecessary’

28 Feb 2019, Patrick Hunn

The jury for the international design competition for a new Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta has been finalized.

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Herbert Bayer-design sign for the Bauhaus in Dessau.

Germany launches international design competition in celebration of Bauhaus centenary

19 Feb 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The German government has launched a design competition to mark 100 years since the founding of the legendary Bauhaus School.

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An indicative design for the National Aboriginal Art and Cultures Gallery released by the then-Liberal opposition in the lead up to the March 2018 election.

SA gov’t pushes ahead with Adelaide Contemporary alternative

7 Feb 2019, Josh Harris

A scoping study for a National Gallery for Aboriginal Art and Cultures at the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site has been announced by the state government.

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The western facade of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, designed by Robin Gibson and Partners.

Shortlist revealed for $150 million Brisbane theatre design competition

30 Jan 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Queensland government has announced the practices that have been invited to submit designs for a proposed $150 million theatre.

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

Powerhouse Museum international design competition kicks off

24 Jan 2019, Linda Cheng

The NSW government has launched an international design competition for the proposed Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta.

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Proposed stage one airport layout at Badgerys Creek.

Expressions of interest sought for design of Western Sydney Airport terminal

24 Jan 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A two-stage competitive process to find the architect of the new Western Sydney Airport terminal has begun.

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The 2018 NGV Architecture Commission designed by Muir and Openwork.

Competition launched for 2019 NGV Architecture Commission

23 Nov 2018, Editorial Desk AAU

The National Gallery has launched a design competition for the fifth annual Architecture Commission to be installed in 2019.

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Indicative design for the proposed Powerhouse Museum in Parramatta.

Parramatta Powerhouse Museum design competition to launch in December

12 Nov 2018, Editorial Desk AAU

The NSW government has appointed Malcolm Reading Consultants to organize an international design competition for the proposed Powerhouse Museum in Parramatta.

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The Lismore Quadrangle, now complete, is sited between Lismore Library, the Northern Rivers Conservatorium and the Lismore Regional Gallery.

Southern Cross University launches national pavilion design competition

1 Aug 2018

Emerging architects, designers and artists are invited to design a dynamic, playful and innovative temporary structure for Lismore.

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The winning design for the 2013 Flinders Street Station Competition by Hassell and Herzog and de Meuron.

OVGA releases guide to architectural competitions for government

29 Jun 2018, Linda Cheng

The OVGA’s guide to architectural design competitions is aimed at helping “government organizations realize the benefits of, and prepare for, an architectural design competition.”

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The site for the project is located at the corner of Southbank Boulevard and City Road in Melbourne’s Southbank.

Jury appointed for competition to design $2b Southbank development

14 May 2018, Linda Cheng

Developer Beulah International has announced the members of the jury that will select the winning proposal for a mixed-use development in Southbank.

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The site for the project is located at the corner of Southbank Boulevard and City Road in Melbourne’s Southbank.

Six international teams vie to design $2b Melbourne Southbank development

26 Apr 2018, Linda Cheng

Some of the worlds most lauded and influential architects are among the six selected teams that will compete to design a mixed-use development slated to be worth $2 billion.

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The winning proposal for the Cascades Female Factory History and Interpretation Centre by Liminal Studio, Snøhetta and Rush Wright Associates.

Liminal Studio, Snøhetta, Rush Wright win Cascades Female Factory competition

2 Mar 2018, Linda Cheng

The winning team will design a new history and interpretation centre at Australia’s most significant historic site associated with female convicts.

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The updated design for Frankston Station by Genton Architecture and McGregor Coxall.

Refreshed design for Frankston station as construction begins

23 Feb 2018, Linda Cheng

The Victorian government has released new visions of Frankston station in south-eastern Melbourne by Genton Architecture and McGregor Coxall.

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Victoria Pride Centre by Grant Amon Architects and Brearley Architects and Urbanists.

St Kilda-based practices win Victoria Pride Centre design competition

29 Jan 2018, Patrick Hunn

Local practices Grant Amon Architects and Brearley Architects and Urbanists have won a competition for the design of Australia’s first purpose-built LGBTQI Pride Centre in Melbourne’s St Kilda.

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The winning design is inspired by the rock pools of Sydney's famous beaches.

Construction of Green Square aquatic centre kicks off

24 Jan 2018, Editorial Desk AAU

Work has started on the construction of Sydney’s largest aquatic centre since the 2000 Olympics, with a rock pool-inspired design by Andrew Burges Architects.

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Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Museum of Art by SO-IL.

‘Extraordinarily rich’ shortlist selected for Adelaide Contemporary competition

14 Dec 2017, Linda Cheng

Six teams including a number of world-renowned practices have been shortlisted to develop designs for a new contemporary art gallery in Adelaide.

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South Australian Museum (left) and Art Gallery of South Australia (right) along the revitalized North Terrace by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Peter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design.

Pritzker laureates and gold medallists compete to design Adelaide contemporary art gallery

1 Dec 2017, Linda Cheng

The competition to design a contemporary art gallery in Adelaide has attracted 107 teams from around the world, more than one-third of which are Australian.

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Regatta H2O by Christopher Sjoberg and Ryo Saito, winner of LAGI 2016 Santa Monica. Energy technology: aerostatic flutter wind harvesting (WindBelt™). Water technology: fog harvesting. Annual capacity: 70 MWh (used on site) and 112 million liters of drinking water.

St Kilda Triangle named design site for international sustainable energy infrastructure ideas competition

9 Nov 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

The design site for LAGI 2018 Melbourne will be the St Kilda Triangle, while the main exhibition space will be Federation Square.

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Melbourne Town Hall

Finalists announced for Victorian Pride Centre design competition

6 Nov 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

Four teams have been shortlisted in competition for the design of the $25 million Victorian Pride Centre, which will be the first purpose-built facility of its kind in Australia.

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South Australian Museum (left) and Art Gallery of South Australia (right) along the revitalized North Terrace by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Peter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design.

International competition to design new Adelaide art gallery

19 Oct 2017, Linda Cheng

The South Australian government has launched a two-stage international design competition for a new art gallery in centre of Adelaide.

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Lime Street by Formworks Architecture won The Harold Krantz Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing at the 2013 WA Architecture Awards.

Four entries make shortlist for WA public housing competition

9 Oct 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

The shortlist for a competition to design public housing in Perth that will generate variety, equity and affordability has been revealed.

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Melbourne Town Hall

Design competition for Australia’s first purpose-built pride centre

24 Aug 2017, Patrick Hunn

A competition for the design of the $25 million Victorian Pride Centre will open on 28 August.

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Winners of Dulux international design tour announced

Winners of Dulux international design tour announced

25 Jul 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

The five winners of the Dulux DIAlogue Tour, who are members of the design institutes of Australia and New Zealand, will travel to London and Stockholm later this year.

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Beyond the Wave by Heerim Architects and Planners, a submission to LAGI 2014 Copenhagen. Energy technologies: organic thin film. Annual capacity: 4,229 MWh.

International design competition to reimagine renewable energy infrastructure in Melbourne

25 Jul 2017, Ricky Ray Ricardo

The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) has partnered with the Victorian government to stage its 2018 competition.

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Ashwood High School by Baldasso Cortese.

Call for entries: Victorian School Design Awards

10 Jul 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian School Building Authority is calling for entries to an award program that celebrates excellence in school design.

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