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Aerial view of Centennial Park, Sydney.

Ideas competition to reimagine Sydney’s public spaces

20 Jul 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The competition seeks ideas that could enhance the way public spaces bring people together and encourage inclusivity.

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

Cascades Female Factory project progresses

9 Apr 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A development application has been submitted for the long-awaited development at the World Heritage-listed Cascades Female Factory Historic Site in South Hobart.

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Sadie Morgan.

Jury announced for $500k Future Homes design competition

13 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian government’s Future Homes design competition will be judged by a jury that includes eminent local and international architects.

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Singapore Founders Memorial proposal by Kengo Kuma and Associates and K2LD Architects.

Singapore Founders Memorial competition winner announced

12 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A proposal with “distinctive architectural, landscaping and place-making characteristics” has been chosen the winner of the international design competition for a new commemorative landmark in Singapore.

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The Wave by Joao Sousa of JJs Architectura.

Wave design wins St Kilda jetty ideas competition

2 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A Portuguese architecture practice has won a design ideas competition to replace Brookes Jetty at St Kilda Beach, near Luna Park and the Palais Theatre.

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Vic gov’t launches $500k housing design competition

Vic gov’t launches $500k housing design competition

17 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian government is seeking innovative ideas for designing liveable, sustainable apartments.

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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.

Jury in clash with public over Perth’s Indiana Tea House redevelopment

7 Feb 2020, Linda Cheng

The future of a proposal to redevelop a historic beach pavilion on Perth’s Cottesloe Beach is murky after a jury and a public vote identified different preferred designs.

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Indicative scheme for the Harry Butler Environmental Education Centre at Murdoch University.

Competition to design new Perth university building

21 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A competition has been launched for the design of for a new environmental education centre at its campus in Perth’s south.

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The Lakeside Discovery Centre by Terroir has a deep black exterior, echoing the locomotives of the railway and allowing the large building to recede into the shadows of the bush.

Terroir’s locomotive-inspired design for Puffing Billy visitor centre takes shape

8 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Early works have begun for a $20 million visitor centre designed by Terroir for Victoria’s heritage Puffing Billy Railway.

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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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