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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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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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The office development at the corner of Collins and King streets by Cox Architecture and Gensler.

Cox, Gensler design two-tower office development for Melbourne’s Collins Street

24 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Plans have been submitted for a $1.5 billion commercial development on Collins Street designed by Cox Architecture and Gensler.

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Woodward Park in Liverpool's CBD, Western Sydney.

Nine practices shortlisted for Woodward Place development in Western Sydney

16 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Liverpool City Council has invited nine practices to submit ideas for a master plan to transform Woodward Park over the coming years.

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Tonkin Zulaikha Greer's design for the restoration and redevelopment of the heritage-listed Bondi Pavilion.

Council lodges reworked proposal for Bondi Pavilion

16 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Waverley Council in Sydney’s inner-east has revealed a reworked design by architect Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (TZG) to restore and redevelop the heritage-listed Bondi Pavilion, originally designed by Robertson and Marks and built in 1929.

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Jackson Architecture's design concept for the renovation of a brutalist diving platform and pool at the Harold Holt Swim Centre.

Jackson Architecture to design restoration of heritage-listed brutalist diving pool

16 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Part of the original architecture team for a swimming pool complex in suburban Melbourne has produced designs for its renovations.

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65-77 Market Street by FJMT.

FJMT designs tower atop heritage department store in Sydney CBD

10 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The 20th century department store, which is locally heritage listed, would be refurbished to contain a mix of retail and office spaces crowned with a residential tower.

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Wahat Al Karama, a monument at the United Arab Emirates Memorial Park in Abu Dhabi, designed by UAP, Bureau Proberts and British artist Idris Khan.

Bureau Proberts to design Australian pavilion at 2020 Expo Dubai

10 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Brisbane-based architecture firm Bureau Proberts and creative studio Urban Art Projects have been announced as the designers for the Australian pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai.

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Curtin University School of Design and the Built Environment.

John Wardle Architects designs new Curtin Uni School of Design and Built Environment

9 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Curtin University’s new $110 million School of Design and the Built Environment will be designed by John Wardle Architects.

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The entrance atrium of the Inner City South State Secondary College, designed by BVN.

Conceptual designs unveiled for inner-south Brisbane high school

8 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Queensland government has released conceptual designs by BVN for the new Inner City South State Secondary College.

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Option one concept design.

MGS Architects produce triplet of concepts for Melbourne community centre

2 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

MGS Architects has produced three concept designs for the redevelopment of a park in Melbourne’s west, which will include a new community centre.

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Sunshine Skills Hub by Woods Bagot.

Woods Bagot designs $35 million TAFE centre in Melbourne’s west

29 Mar 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Woods Bagot has designed a building for Victoria University that will act as a hub for TAFE courses in Melbourne’s West.

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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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Phoenix Gallery by John Wardle Architects/Durbach Block Jaggers.

Top future projects of 2015

21 Dec 2015, Editorial Desk AAU

We round up the upcoming projects most keenly anticipated by our readers in 2015.

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The new NT art gallery designed by DKJ projects.architecture and Fender Katsalidis Mirams features a "cathedral"-like atrium.

Modern cathedral: New NT art gallery unveiled

9 Dec 2015, Linda Cheng

DKJ Projects Architecture and Fender Katsalidis Mirams’ design for a new NT art gallery is like a “cathedral of modern society.”

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Subi Surf Park by MJA Studio and Wave Park Group.

Concepts for post-AFL Subiaco Oval

22 Oct 2015, Linda Cheng

Perth’s Subiaco Oval could be redeveloped as an artificial surf park or a hub of education and innovation.

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Public lecture theatre and cafe by Tom Chan, Marris Dibley and Jenna Rowe.

Big ideas for tiny Melbourne triangle site

14 Oct 2015, Linda Cheng

A drone launching pad and a hovering magnetic museum are among the concepts for a tiny triangular site in Melbourne’s CBD.

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