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An early indicative design for the proposed towers at St John’s Cathedral in Parramatta.

Heritage church hall to be replaced with towers

11 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A heritage-listed hall at Australia’s oldest church site would be demolished under a proposal to construct two towers and a public square.

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Artist’s Impression of the Aerotropolis Core centre.

Western Sydney Aerotropolis plans unveiled

10 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The draft Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan outlines a long-term strategy for preparing for widespread development around the airport.

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The Cairns Convention Centre upgrade by Cox Architecture.

Work to begin on Cox’s $176m Cairns Convention Centre redevelopment

10 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Early works are set to begin on the $176 million redevelopment of the Cairns Convention Centre, with the original architect of the centre, Cox Architecture, leading the design.

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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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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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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 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 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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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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Proposed WSU Bankstown City Campus by Lyons.

Plans for third vertical campus for Western Sydney University revealed

13 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The 19-storey tower, designed by Lyons, would accommodate 10,000 students in Bankstown

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Emerald Place by Tezuka Architects and Milton Architects.

Japanese architect designs ‘challenging’ childcare centre in Melbourne

30 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Designed by the architect of the celebrated Fuji Kindergarten in Tokyo, Emerald Place will intentionally challenge children’s motor skills to aid their development.

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The 199-room hotel development by FJMT, viewed from Clarence Street.

Sydney hotel to cantilever over heritage former church

23 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A proposed 19-storey hotel is part of “an emerging development typology which utilizes airspace rights over heritage assets.”

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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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