Discourse | 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.”
News | 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.
News | 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.
News | 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.
News | Budget changes and stakeholder feedback have forced SANAA to alter its competition-winning design for the Art Gallery of NSW expansion project.
News | John Wardle Architects have been appointed to transform a civic site in central Ballarat, which has had a long history of failed redevelopment proposals.
News | 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.
News | 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.
News | Denton Corker Marshall’s “land sculpture” museum for the regional Victoria city of Shepparton has been given the green light by the Victorian government.
News | A competition for the design of the $25 million Victorian Pride Centre will open on 28 August.
News | 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.
News | Designed by Kerry Hill Architects, a new council building will form the heart of one of the “biggest developments in Fremantle’s history.”
News | A “bombshell” decision by the NSW Court of Appeal could have state-wide implications for the way “staged development applications” are assessed.
News | The competition jury said the winning scheme “will become a statement of Australian architectural excellence.”
News | 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.
News | Johnson Pilton Walker has proposed a floating white concrete box for a new museum which will house one of Australia’s largest collections of antiquities.
News | Kengo Kuma and Associates’ first Australian project, a library and retail hub in Sydney’s Darling Harbour, has been approved.
News | Contentious plans to relocate the Powerhouse Museum from the central city to western Sydney “could include keeping some Powerhouse presence at the current site in Ultimo.”
News | The winning design, conceived as a “land sculpture,” was described by the jury as a “powerful and relevant conceptual idea.”
News | Newly released designs for a new development in Canberra will be the first private sector development inside London Circuit.