Tag: Infrastructure

Indicative render of the St Mary's metro station.
Object | Editorial Desk AAU | 2 Jun 2020

Construction to start on Western Sydney Airport metro

An $11 billion rail link to the proposed Western Sydney Airport will start later in 2020 after the federal and state governments jointly pledged further funding for the project.

The oversized arches, with their black mullions and dark glass, recall both Louis Sullivan’s National Farmers’ Bank of Owatonna and the Harbour Bridge.
Projects | Mark Raggatt | 4 May 2020

Recalling bygone grandeur: Rail Operations Centre

Memorializing the tectonics of tunnels, bridges and nineteenth-century suburban train stations, this red-brick, big-box building in inner-city suburban Sydney is a rich form of infrastructure architecture that represents an investment in workers and in the area’s rapidly changing urban fabric.

Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 27 Feb 2020

Infrastructure priorities in the face of bushfires, floods and droughts

Infrastructure Australia has outlined a list of priority infrastructure projects critical to rebuilding communities following natural disasters.

Botanical healing at the end of rainbow-coloured Kids Bridge
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 17 Feb 2020

Botanical healing at the end of rainbow-coloured Kids Bridge

A pedestrian bridge from Perth Children’s Hospital to Kings Park could provide the potential for healing therapies in nature.

Woods Bagot’s 300-metre-long Wynyard Walk reduces the time taken to walk from Sydney’s Wynyard Station to the Barangaroo waterfront from fifteen minutes to six.
Discussion | Kim Crestani | 4 Dec 2019

Australia’s urban infrastructure: a role for architect design professionals

Infrastructure – roads, rail and power supplies – is the lifeblood of our urban existence. Kim Crestani explores the expanding role of the architect in the physical, organizational structures and facilities that support our way of life.

Central Melbourne.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 14 Aug 2019

Infrastructure Australia warns ‘more must be done’ to maintain quality of life

Infrastructure Australia has warned that despite rising rates of investment in infrastructure, “more must be done if we are to maintain, let alone enhance, our quality of life and economic efficiency.”

Proposed stage one airport layout at Badgerys Creek.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 24 Jan 2019

Expressions of interest sought for design of Western Sydney Airport terminal

A two-stage competitive process to find the architect of the new Western Sydney Airport terminal has begun.

A proposed underground Melbourne Airport railway station by Grimshaw Architects.
News | Linda Cheng | 18 Sep 2018

Private sector proposal for $15 billion Melbourne airport rail link

A private consortium has unveiled a proposal to for 27-kilometre airport rail link for Melbourne.

The proposed Adelaide Airport expansion by Hassell.
News | Linda Cheng | 15 Jun 2018

Adelaide Airport’s $165m expansion approved

Adelaide Airport has announced its $165 million expansion project designed by Hassell has been approved.

Bowen Place Crossing by Chris Oates.
News | Patrick Hunn | 20 Oct 2017

Canberra’s roads, power poles and underpasses captured in paint

The award-winning Bowen Place Crossing by Lahznimmo and Spackman Mossop Michaels is one of the subjects of an exhibition of work by artist Chris Oates.

Albert Street Bridge by Archipelago and Lat 27.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 20 Oct 2017

Australia’s first diagonal span arch bridge mooted for Parramatta

A proposed “practical and stylish” footbridge designed by Archipelago and Lat27 is set to become a new landmark of Parramatta.

The West Gate Tunnel Project designed by Wood Marsh and Tract Consultants.
News | Patrick Hunn | 23 Aug 2017

Experts recommend significant changes to West Gate Tunnel project

Prominent architects, landscape architects and urban designers warn the Victorian government’s proposed West Gate Tunnel could “delay development.”

The Heidelberg energy storage centre by LAVA.
News | Patrick Hunn | 9 Aug 2017

Work begins on transforming a German gas tank into a LAVA-designed ‘energy tower’

LAVA’s design will wrap a 1950s oil tank in a kinetic veil made up of 11,000 diamond-shaped plates.

The West Gate Tunnel Project designed by Wood Marsh and Tract Consultants.
News | Patrick Hunn | 24 Jul 2017

‘Retrograde solution’: West Gate Tunnel Project a ‘permanent blight,’ says PIA

A submission by the Planning Institute of Victoria has taken issue with the Victorian government’s plans to connect central Melbourne to the city’s west via a major road and cross-river tunnel.

Proposed stage one airport layout at Badgerys Creek.
News | Patrick Hunn | 3 May 2017

Sydney Airport Corporation declines to building second airport in west Sydney

The corporation’s decision means that the federal government will assume the total cost of constructing the airport in Badgerys Creek, estimated to cost up to $6 billion.

The proposed Tasman Highway Memorial Bridge by Denton Corker Marshall.
News | Linda Cheng | 26 Apr 2017

Denton Corker Marshall designs new bridge for Hobart

Denton Corker Marshall has been appointed to design a new pedestrian and cycle bridge in Hobart that will connect two of the city’s most significant public spaces.

Design of the Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail stop at Moore Park by Grimshaw Architects.
News | Linda Cheng | 18 Apr 2017

Grimshaw designs light rail stations for Sydney’s CBD and south-east

Grimshaw Architects has created a prototype for 19 Sydney light rail stops slated for the CBD and the south-east.

The West Gate Tunnel Project designed by Wood Marsh and Tract Consultants.
News | Linda Cheng | 12 Apr 2017

Wood Marsh, Tract Consultants design Melbourne’s West Gate Tunnel

The design of the $5.5 billion West Gate Tunnel Project by Wood Marsh and Tract Consultants references the Indigenous heritage and maritime history of Melbourne’s West.

A concept design for central park precinct by Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) with assistance from Ruker Urban Design.
News | Louisa Wright | 19 Oct 2016

NSW government reveals updated Sydney Olympic Park masterplan

The New South Wales government has revealed an updated Sydney Olympic Park Masterplan 2030 following its 2016 review.

Underpass Park in Toronto by Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg with The Planning Partnership and Paul Raff Studio. Melbourne group Left Under believes this project serves as an examples of how the spaces "left under" Melbourne's sky rail could be used.
News | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 10 Oct 2016

Independent group rallies community to design spaces ‘left under’ proposed Melbourne sky rail

An independent group seeks to identify proposals for the 225,000 square metres of open space that elevated rail will deliver.

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