Tag: Regional Australia

The Queanbeyan civic and cultural precinct designed by Cox Architecture.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 4 May 2020

Cox designs civic centre for NSW-ACT border town

The NSW-ACT border town of Queanbeyan is set for a significant transformation with a $74 million civic and cultural precinct designed by Cox Architecture.

Verve Residences by CKDS Architecture with Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects.
Award | Editorial Desk AAU | 20 Mar 2020

‘Distinguished’ apartment towers win big at 2020 Newcastle Architecture Awards

“The culture of design in Newcastle is evidently very strong,” said jury chair Sam Crawford, of Sam Crawford Architects.

Daylesford Longhouse by Partners Hill, the 2019 Australian House of the Year and a hybrid house par excellence.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 3 Mar 2020

The alter egos of the ‘hybrid house’

What, if anything, is a house? This one-day symposium will explore genre-bending houses that combine the function of living with something else.

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre by ARM Architecture.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 25 Feb 2020

ARM appointed to final stage of Geelong Arts Centre redevelopment

The $128 million final stage of Geelong Arts Centre redevelopment will be designed by ARM Architecture.

The expansion to Arthur Boyd’s Riversdale property, deigned by Kerstin Thompson Architects.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 29 Jan 2020

Construction begins on expansion to Arthur Boyd’s Riversdale

Work has begun on Kirsten Thompson Architect’s trestle bridge-inspired expansion to a building once owned by the late Arthur Boyd.

Port Hedland International Airport by Woods Bagot.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 24 Jan 2020

Major upgrade to remote Pilbara international airport

Woods Bagot’s new terminal for Port Hedland International Airport will be more than 800 square metres larger than the existing structure.

Geelong Arts Centre Ryrie Street Redevelopment by Hassell.
News | Linda Cheng | 4 Dec 2019

Geelong Arts Centre an integration of old and new

Geelong’s cultural precinct has a fresh new face following the completion of the redevelopment of the only state-owned arts centre outside of metropolitan Melbourne.

Bendigo Govhub by Lyons Architects.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 20 Nov 2019

Designs for $90 million Bendigo Govhub unveiled

Lyons Architects’ design for new government offices in Bendigo is inspired by the history of the region and the materials used in the construction of its historic buildings.

Point Grey redevelopment by Searle x Waldron Architecture, Edwards Moore Projects and Bush Projects.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 9 Oct 2019

Convention centre, Great Ocean Road projects funded in action on Geelong city deal

A roadmap for the implementation of the Geelong City Deal has been released by state, federal and local governments.

“All Welcome” civic centre by BVN.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 8 Oct 2019

‘Welcoming’ civic centre for coastal NSW city

A major cultural centre for Coffs Harbour is set to become a new centralized heart of the city.

Young High School upgrade and new joint-use library and community facility.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 1 Jul 2019

Hayball designs ‘precedent setting’ joint-use library for regional NSW town and school

Designs by Hayball for a new public library in the town of Young, in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, have been endorsed by the local council.

Geelong waterfront.
Discourse | Helen Norrie | 5 Jun 2019

Regional initiatives: betting on collaboration

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.

MPH HQ by Susan Dugdale and Associates.
Award | Editorial Desk AAU | 3 Jun 2019

2019 NT Architecture Awards

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the NT Architecture Awards.

The Globe, Barcaldine by Brian Hooper Architect, M3 Architecture, architects in association (2015)
Discourse | Helen Norrie | 28 May 2019

Reframing the regional conversation

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.

The MG/GT administration building in Kununurra, Western Australia by CODA Studio and Mark Phillips Architect (2013) services two Indigenous organizations in the wider Kimberley Region.
Discourse | Kieran Wong | 24 May 2019

Working in Indigenous communities: Fourth World problems

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.

Large, angular sunhoods ameliorate the visual experience of an otherwise typical industrial shed in the design of MPH HQ (1018), enhancing the public value of a commercial building.
Discourse | Sue Dugdale | 22 May 2019

Alice Springs: On edge in the centre

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.

TPG Architects' extensions to and heritage adaptation of the School of Arts, Cairns Museum building (2017) restore the city's oldest public building while also adding a new chapter to the building's story.
Discourse | Shaneen Fantin | 20 May 2019

A portrait of regional practice

Shaneen Fantin speaks with practitioners in far north Queensland to discuss flexible practice models, working with government and the profits and pitfalls of collaboration.

The Riverlink Building is part of a broader masterplan to reconnect the parallel corridors of Maitland’s High Street and Riverside Walk.
Projects | Kerry Clare and Sueanne Ware | 15 May 2019

Ebbs and flows: Maitland Riverlink

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.

Northern view of the proposed Maningrida Arts and Culture Precinct.
News | Patrick Hunn | 29 Apr 2019

Architects Without Frontiers, Hassell design cultural precinct for Arnhem Land town

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 proposed Australian Opal Centre by Glenn Murcutt and Wendy Lewin.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 18 Mar 2019

Glenn Murcutt and Wendy Lewin’s opal museum secures funding

The Australian Open Centre will receive $20 million in government and community funding for the first stage of construction.

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