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Indicative render of proposed Power House Community Hub by John Wardle Architects.

John Wardle Architects to design lakeside community centre

18 Oct 2019, Linda Cheng

A new $32 million building at the edge of Melbourne’s Albert Park Lake will include a function centre, theatre and community hub.

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The updated design for 435 Bourke Street by Bates Smart.

Bourke Street tower shrinks to 180 metres in revised designs

16 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A reworked proposal for an office skyscraper in Melbourne’s CBD, by Bates Smart, has been approved by council.

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The proposed Geelong Civic Precinct by Cox Architecture.

Cox’s CLT design selected for Geelong civic precinct

14 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Cox Architecture’s design was chosen over proposals from Fender Katsalidis and Grimshaw with Chandler Architecture.

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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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Liverpool Civic Place by FJMT.

Proposed civic centre to be ‘jewel in the crown’ of Liverpool

30 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A four-building, $400 million civic centre will occupy the heart of Sydney’s “airport city.”

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Burial Belt could feature a series of clearings, some up to 150 metres across, others much smaller.

Buried treasure: death, decay and climate mitigation

26 Sep 2019, Josh Harris

A radical Australian proposal, to be exhibited at Oslo Architecture Triennial, uses the practice of interment to combat deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions.

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The Cranbrook School Hordern Oval precinct by Architectus.

Gov’t approval for $125m Sydney private school redevelopment

25 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The plans, designed by Architectus, call for a major expansion of facilities at one of Australia’s most expensive private schools.

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Perth Pool by Group GSA.

Olympic-size pool proposal floated for Swan River

24 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Designed by Group GSA, the pool would sit within a simple, relocatable barge.

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Building B and Building A.

CO-AP, Smart Design Studio design ‘family’ of four apartment buildings for Green Square

24 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Ranging from four to 22 stories, each of the buildings borrows from the qualities and scale of its neighbours.

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The proposed tower at The Star Sydney by FJMT.

Star Casino tower ‘contrary to common sense’

23 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Architect Yvonne von Hartel, appointed to review a scathing report on the proposed FJMT tower, has delivered an even more damning rebuke of the design.

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The proposed Sydney Fish Market designed by 3XN/GXN, BVN and Aspect Studios.

Funding windfall for redevelopment of Sydney’s second most visited tourism icon

23 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A Sydney tourism icon is set to double in size after securing $750 million for its redevelopment.

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Pitt Street north building.

Build-to-rent and Sydney metro combine in integrated development

18 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Sydney’s first build to rent project will be part of an integrated development above a proposed metro station in the central city.

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627 Chapel St. by Cox Architecture.

Forrest Hill urban ‘island’ set for transformation

17 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Cox Architecture’s design of a corporate tower in South Yarra is influenced by the local council’s 20-year-old vision for the surrounding precinct.

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Beaconsfield housing for WPI by Studio Bright.

Studio Bright’s affordable homes for vulnerable women approved

16 Sep 2019, Patrick Hunn

A proposed four-unit housing project designed by Studio Bright will provide vulnerable older women permanent, secure homes.

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Gibbons Street by DKO Architecture.

Social housing tower approved as Sydney faces ‘critical shortage’

13 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A DKO-designed social housing tower will provide “an important piece of social infrastructure” in Sydney’s Redfern.

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"Connect and Celebrate" by Tract.

Five ‘visionary ideas’ for Brisbane golf course transformation

3 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Brisbane City Council has published five speculative plans for the transformation of a golf course north of Brisbane’s CBD into a public park.

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The refurbished Sydney Opera House concert hall.

Contracts awarded for Sydney Opera House concert hall renewal

23 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Sydney Opera House has announced that it has awarded two contracts for the renewal of the iconic building’s concert hall – part of the biggest upgrade to the building since it opened.

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The proposed $530 million Star Casino hotel and residential tower in Pyrmont, designed by FJMT, was rejected by the planning department.

‘Open for business’: NSW gov’t lauches snap planning review for Pyrmont

21 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The NSW government has directed the Greater Sydney Commission to immediately review planning rules “to ensure they are consistent with the government’s vision.”

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The proposed Macaulay Terraces in the Moonee Ponds Creek Strategic Opportunities Plan.

Council endorses plan to transform ‘neglected’ Moonee Ponds Creek corridor

21 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

City of Melbourne councillors have voted to approve the final Moonee Ponds Creek Strategic Opportunities Plan, which calls for new green public spaces that will cater to the high levels of residential development in the area and boost flood resilience.

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320 George Street by Hames Sharley.

Hames Sharley’s slender Brisbane tower approved

15 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A proposal for a slender, 30-storey tower atop a heritage building in central Brisbane, designed by Hames Sharley, has been approved.

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Preliminary design of the redeveloped Thomas Dixon Centre, by Conrad Gargett.

Construction begins for Conrad Gargett’s Queensland Ballet centre redevelopment

14 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The redevelopment of Queensland Ballet’s Thomas Dixon Centre is on track for completion before Christmas 2020.

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1-11 Oxford St. by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer.

Tonkin Zulaikha Greer designs adaptation of Sydney cinema and nightclub

13 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A vacant bar, cinema and nightclub on Sydney’s Oxford Street would become a multipurpose building containing both entertainment venues and a purpose-built medical facility under a new proposal.

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Melbourne Business School by Woods Bagot.

Woods Bagot designs new home for Melbourne Business School

12 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Woods Bagot has led the development of a concept design and planning application for a new hub for the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Business School.

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Angelo Candalepas, Glenn Murcutt and Royal Far West CEO Lindsay Cane.

Glenn Murcutt, Angelo Candalepas commissioned to design Manly Beach charity headquarters

7 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Children’s health charity Royal Far West has commissioned Glenn Murcutt and Angelo Candalepas to design new beachfront headquarters.

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The revised design for Southbank by Beulah, designed by UN Studio and Cox Architecture.

Plans lodged for UN Studio and Cox Architecture’s $2 billion Southbank tower

7 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Beulah International has submitted a planning application with the Victorian government for its much-hyped Southbank tower project, designed by UN Studio and Cox Architecture.

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Hyatt Regency Pirie St. by GHD Woodhead.

Hotel tower proposed for site of heritage-listed Adelaide bank

6 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

GHD Woodhead have designed a 28-storey hotel in central Adelaide, to be built on the site of a heritage-listed bank.

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Concept envelope design of 525 George St.

Skyscraper proposed for Sydney’s George Street

1 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A concept scheme for a 150-metre-tall tower on Sydney’s George Street has been submitted to the City of Sydney.

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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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Quandamooka Art, Museum and Performance Institute by Cox Architecture.

Government funds construction of North Stradbroke Island Indigenous cultural centre

19 Jun 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Quandamooka Art, Museum and Performance Institute (QUAMPI), designed by Cox Architecture, has received $4.5 million in funding from the state government.

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The revitalization of Bendigo TAFE’s city campus, designed by Architectus and Six Degrees Architects.

Victorian government unveils Bendigo TAFE designs

14 Jun 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Architectus and Six Degrees Architects’ design celebrates the campus’s industrial heritage and champions its ongoing contribution to regional prosperity.

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The Stage 2A building at Charles Sturt University's Port Macquarie campus, designed by BVN.

BVN designed Charles Sturt University building underway at Port Macquarie campus

12 Jun 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Charles Sturt University has announced that construction is under way for a $40 million building designed by BVN at its new Port Macquarie campus.

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Indicative renders for Flinders Village, prepared by Turnberry and Convergen.

Flinders University announces $1.5 billion plans to transform campus

5 Jun 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The transformative project will be built around the extended Flinders rail line and will aim to create a “vibrant urban centre” in the south of Adelaide.

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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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Frame by ARM Architecture.

ARM designs timber office tower atop shopping centre in central Melbourne

29 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

ARM Architecture, designers of the redevelopment of the Melbourne Central shopping centre in 2001, return to the complex with a design for a timber office addition.

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The tower at 62-68 Currie Street designed by Hames Sharley.

Expressed concrete tower set for approval in Adelaide

22 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A Hames Sharley-designed 25-storey office and hotel tower proposed for Adelaide’s Currie Street is expected to be approved by the State Commission Assessment panel on 23 May.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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