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Tag: Regional Australia

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.

The proposed Rockhampton Art Gallery by Clare Design, Conrad Gargett and Brian Hooper Architecture. The heritage-listed Customs House can be seen to the right of the image.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 14 Mar 2019

Rockhampton Art Gallery moves forward with federal funding

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.

[L-R]: Phillip Nielsen and Aaron Nicholls of the Regional Design Service.
People | Patrick Hunn | 5 Mar 2019

A country practice: Regional Design Service

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.

The Hive commercial building by Conrad Gargett.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 11 Jan 2019

Townsville turns to Conrad Gargett to design $450m precinct

Conrad Gargett has been commissioned to design and masterplan a $450 million development in central Townsville.

The winning proposal for Point Grey foreshore redevelopment by Searle x Waldron Architecture, Edwards Moore and Bush Projects.
News | Linda Cheng | 14 May 2018

Winner revealed in competition to design Lorne foreshore redevelopment

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.

The proposed Penguin Parade Visitor Centre by Terroir.
News | Patrick Hunn | 20 Apr 2018

Construction begins on Terroir’s geometric penguin visitor centre

Construction has begun on new visitor centre for Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade, designed by Terroir.

Concept design for the Ballarat GovHub by John Wardle Architects.
News | Patrick Hunn | 12 Apr 2018

John Wardle Architects’ $100m Ballarat GovHub approved

A major government building designed by John Wardle Architects will be built in Ballarat, after the proposal received planning approval.

The proposed Rockhampton Art Gallery by Clare Design, Conrad Gargett and Brian Hooper Architecture. The heritage-listed Customs House can be seen to the right of the image.
News | Patrick Hunn | 14 Mar 2018

Rockhampton council endorses plans for $31 million art gallery

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.

A concept sketch of the new Shepparton Art Museum by Denton Corker Marshall.
Talk | 25 Jan 2018

John Denton: Architecture as Land Art

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 the latest to sign City Deal memorandum
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 18 Jan 2018

Geelong the latest to sign City Deal memorandum

Geelong is the latest city to join in on the federal government’s flurry of City Deals agreements.

The proposed Australian Opal Centre by Glenn Murcutt and Wendy Lewin.
News | Linda Cheng | 18 Dec 2017

Glenn Murcutt and Wendy Lewin design subterranean outback opal museum

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.