Tag: Civic

Town Hall Broadmeadows redevelopment by Kerstin Thompson Architects.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 2 Dec 2019

Kerstin Thompson Architects transforms suburban town hall

The 1960s Broadmeadows town hall was saved from demolition and rejuvenated after a sensitive restoration and redevelopment designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects.

The proposed Geelong Civic Precinct by Cox Architecture.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 14 Oct 2019

Cox’s CLT design selected for Geelong civic precinct

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

Liverpool Civic Place by FJMT.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 30 Sep 2019

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

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

Green Square Library and Plaza by Stewart Hollenstein in association with Stewart Architecture.
News | Linda Cheng | 21 Dec 2018

Newly completed Green Square Library and Plaza wins global library award

Designed by Stewart Hollenstein in association with Stewart Architecture, the Green Square Library and Plaza was named best library in the world built since 2013.

Revised design for the Sydney Modern Project by SANAA.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 17 Jul 2018

Ryue Nishizawa to speak at Melbourne’s Living Cities Forum

Pritzker Prize laureate Ryue Nishizawa will speak in Melbourne as part of the second annual Living Cities Forum in July.

Federation Square designed by Lab Architecture Studio and Bates Smart, completed in 2002.
Discourse | Graeme Davison | 21 Feb 2018

For what shall it profit a city if it loses its civic soul? A plea to preserve Melbourne’s Fed Square

Monash University’s professor of history Graeme Davison considers Melbourne’s long-held dreams for a civic square, and cautions against the proposed Apple store “may be a first perilous step down the slippery slope towards full commercialisation.”

Work begins on first private development inside Canberra’s London Circuit
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 8 Jan 2018

Work begins on first private development inside Canberra’s London Circuit

A Bates Smart-designed office, hotel and retail precinct will be the first private sector development on the Vernon Circle side of Canberra’s London Circuit.

The East Block Building designed by government architect John Smith Murdoch
News | Josh Harris | 13 Dec 2017

Government privatizes Parliamentary Triangle sites for $122.5 million

The federal government has sold to private developers the sites of Anzac Park West, Anzac Park East, East Block, and a Constitution Avenue development site in Canberra’s Parliamentary Triangle.

The interior of the Capitol Theatre designed Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, 1924, is noted for its extraordinary and highly advanced design and spectacular lighting effects.
News | Linda Cheng | 21 Nov 2017

Six Degrees to ‘reactivate’ Melbourne’s Capitol Theatre, fundraising appeal launched

A public appeal by RMIT University seeks to fund the Six Degrees Architects-designed refurbishment of Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin’s Capitol Theatre.

Revised design for the Sydney Modern Project by SANAA.
News | Linda Cheng | 16 Nov 2017

SANAA’s Sydney Modern project redesigned, development application submitted

Budget changes and stakeholder feedback have forced SANAA to alter its competition-winning design for the Art Gallery of NSW expansion project.

The Ballarat Civic Hall site will be home to a new major Victorian government office precinct to be designed by John Wardle Architects.
News | Linda Cheng | 6 Nov 2017

John Wardle Architects to design government offices in Ballarat

John Wardle Architects have been appointed to transform a civic site in central Ballarat, which has had a long history of failed redevelopment proposals.

Melbourne Town Hall
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 6 Nov 2017

Finalists announced for Victorian Pride Centre design competition

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.

Sydney Opera House designed by Jørn Utzon, 1973.
News | Linda Cheng | 4 Oct 2017

Sydney Opera House, ‘masterpiece of human creative genius,’ receives new conservation plan

Sydney Opera House has released a new edition of its Conservation Management Plan, which will guide the biggest renewal of the iconic building since it opened.

The winning design for the Shepparton Art Museum by Denton Corker Marshall.
News | Patrick Hunn | 7 Sep 2017

Approval secured for new Shepparton Art Museum

Denton Corker Marshall’s “land sculpture” museum for the regional Victoria city of Shepparton has been given the green light by the Victorian government.

Melbourne Town Hall
News | Patrick Hunn | 24 Aug 2017

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

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

Indicative render of the proposed new Powerhouse Museum in Parramatta.
News | Linda Cheng | 1 Aug 2017

Powerhouse Parramatta confirmed, gov’t to purchase riverfront site

The NSW government has confirmed that a new Powerhouse Museum will be built in Parramatta and committed to purchasing its preferred site for the museum.

The Kings Square civic building by Kerry Hill Architects.
News | Patrick Hunn | 31 Jul 2017

Construction of Fremantle’s $270m Kings Square civic and cultural hub to start

Designed by Kerry Hill Architects, a new council building will form the heart of one of the “biggest developments in Fremantle’s history.”

Concept design for Walsh Bay Arts Precinct prepared by Bates Smart.
News | Linda Cheng | 5 Jul 2017

NSW court ruling could delay $8b worth of development, gov’t to amend planning act

A “bombshell” decision by the NSW Court of Appeal could have state-wide implications for the way “staged development applications” are assessed.

The Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens visitor centre by John Wardle Architects.
News | Linda Cheng | 4 Jul 2017

John Wardle Architects wins Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens visitor centre competition

The competition jury said the winning scheme “will become a statement of Australian architectural excellence.”

In progress image of Sydney Modern Project, view from north-east In progress image of Sydney Modern Project, dusk view from Woolloomooloo as produced by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA.
Featuring artworks top to bottom: Tony Albert, Frontier Wars (Flying Fox Story Place), 2014, © Tony Albert; Reko Rennie, Murri Totems, 2013, © Reko Rennie, courtesy of the artist and Blackartprojects.
News | Linda Cheng | 14 Jun 2017

New visions, $244m windfall for SANAA’s embattled Sydney Modern project

Despite being derided as a “swollen lump,” the Art Gallery of NSW’s “landmark” expansion project designed by SANAA has won the financial support of the NSW government.