Tag: Regional Australia
In the third in a series of essays that pick apart regional architecture in Australia, Helen Norrie turns her eye to a number of initiatives that hope to transform perceptions of regional life.
The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the NT Architecture Awards.
Regional towns and cities have historically been the backbone of Australia, yet they currently represent a blindspot in urban thinking. In a series of essays to be published on ArchitectureAU over the coming weeks, guest editor Helen Norrie examines the initiatives that are reframing the perceived limitations of smaller populations and geographical dislocation to present compelling alternatives to life in major urban centres.
Kieran Wong laments the failings inherent in procuring essential work for Indigenous communities, a process in which politics, bureaucracy and a misguided push for innovation inhibit empowerment and reconciliation.
Architect Sue Dugdale, who works and lives in Mparntwe, or Alice Springs, describes a “ a town with edges” with “multiple levels and types of anxiety” that define the town’s built and social fabric.
Shaneen Fantin speaks with practitioners in far north Queensland to discuss flexible practice models, working with government and the profits and pitfalls of collaboration.
Chrofi with McGregor Coxall’s revival of the city centre of Maitland, New South Wales, is a sublime lesson in addition and subtraction. Chrofi’s gateway building is a delicate aperture in the otherwise solid streetscape, forging a strong connection between city and river.
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.
The Australian Open Centre will receive $20 million in government and community funding for the first stage of construction.
An art gallery for the regional Queensland city of Rockhampton, designed by Conrad Gargett, Clare Design and Brian Hooper, will receive funding from the federal government.
Against all caution, city dwellers Phillip Nielsen and Aaron Nicholls established a now-thriving architecture studio in a rural town deprived of an architect since 1973.
Conrad Gargett has been commissioned to design and masterplan a $450 million development in central Townsville.
Searle x Waldron Architecture, Edwards Moore and Bush Projects have won the competition with a proposal lauded for its “deep and thorough understanding” of the site.
Construction has begun on new visitor centre for Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade, designed by Terroir.
A major government building designed by John Wardle Architects will be built in Ballarat, after the proposal received planning approval.
Clare Design, Conrad Gargett and Brian Hooper Architect will collaborate on the design of a new art gallery in the Central Queensland city of Rockhampton.
John Denton, co-founder of Denton Corker Marshall, will deliver a talk on idea of architecture as land art at the Sheparton Art Museum in February.
Geelong is the latest city to join in on the federal government’s flurry of City Deals agreements.
A two-storey, 100-metre-long building with subterranean spaces designed by Wendy Lewin and Pritzker Prize laureate Glenn Murcutt will house the world’s most comprehensive collection of Australian opal treasures.
A competition invites multidisciplinary teams to rethink the public open spaces of Point Grey on Victoria’s Surf Coast.