Tag: Tall buildings

Proposed WSU Bankstown City Campus by Lyons.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 13 Nov 2019

Plans for third vertical campus for Western Sydney University revealed

The 19-storey tower, designed by Lyons, would accommodate 10,000 students in Bankstown

Student One Elizabeth Street by Arkhefield.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 15 Oct 2019

Student housing towers revive historic Brisbane arcade

This pair of student housing towers is integrated with a refurbished historic arcade in Brisbane, which is the social heart of the complex.

One Sydney Harbour by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. R5 building at left.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 4 Oct 2019

Final Renzo Piano Barangaroo tower approved

Despite the City of Sydney’s wide ranging concerns, the last of a Renzo Piano Building Workshop designed trio of towers in Barangaroo was approved by the Independent Planning Commission.

60 Martin Place by Hassell.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 26 Sep 2019

Curvaceous tower addition to Sydney’s Martin Place

A newly completed 33-storey tower complements the civic architecture of Sydney’s Martin Place.

The proposed tower at The Star Sydney by FJMT.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 23 Sep 2019

Star Casino tower ‘contrary to common sense’

Architect Yvonne von Hartel, appointed to review a scathing report on the proposed FJMT tower, has delivered an even more damning rebuke of the design.

627 Chapel St. by Cox Architecture.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 17 Sep 2019

Forrest Hill urban ‘island’ set for transformation

Cox Architecture’s design of a corporate tower in South Yarra is influenced by the local council’s 20-year-old vision for the surrounding precinct.

QT Hotel expansion proposal by Candalepas Associates [cropped].
News | Linda Cheng | 4 Sep 2019

Candalepas Associates designs expansion to QT Hotel in Sydney

A proposal for a 13-storey extension of the QT hotel in Sydney by Candalepas Associates has been submitted to the City of Sydney.

505-523 George Street by Ingenhoven Architects and Architectus.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 30 Aug 2019

DA submitted for Ingehoven and Architectus’ George St skyscraper

A development application for an 80-storey tower on Sydney’s George Street designed by Ingehoven and Architectus has been submitted for consideration by the City of Sydney.

UTS Central.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 19 Aug 2019

Twisted UTS tower completes 10-year campus redevelopment

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has opened a curvaceous companion to its landmark brutalist tower in the centre of Sydney.

320 George Street by Hames Sharley.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 15 Aug 2019

Hames Sharley’s slender Brisbane tower approved

A proposal for a slender, 30-storey tower atop a heritage building in central Brisbane, designed by Hames Sharley, has been approved.

Hyatt Regency Pirie St. by GHD Woodhead.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 6 Aug 2019

Hotel tower proposed for site of heritage-listed Adelaide bank

GHD Woodhead have designed a 28-storey hotel in central Adelaide, to be built on the site of a heritage-listed bank.

The proposed tower will be located at 205 North Quay in Brisbane.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 5 Aug 2019

Four teams compete to design $600m Brisbane tower

Four local and international architectural teams are shortlisted in competition to design a proposed $600 million tower in the centre of Brisbane.

Concept envelope design of 525 George St.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 1 Aug 2019

Skyscraper proposed for Sydney’s George Street

A concept scheme for a 150-metre-tall tower on Sydney’s George Street has been submitted to the City of Sydney.

The proposed tower at The Star Sydney by FJMT.
News | Linda Cheng | 26 Jul 2019

Sydney’s Star Casino tower proposal should be axed, department recommends

The NSW planning department has determined a $530 million proposal to construct a hotel and residential tower at the Star Casino in Sydney’s Pyrmont should be refused.

The 271 Spring Street tower designed by John Wardle Architects.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 6 Jun 2019

John Wardle Architects’ Melbourne CBD office tower complete

A 16-storey John Wardle Architects-designed commercial tower in central Melbourne has been completed.

Frame by ARM Architecture.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 29 May 2019

ARM designs timber office tower atop shopping centre in central Melbourne

ARM Architecture, designers of the redevelopment of the Melbourne Central shopping centre in 2001, return to the complex with a design for a timber office addition.

New residential towers along Melbourne’s Elizabeth Street as viewed from Queen Victoria Market.
Discourse | Timothy Moore | 24 May 2019

Taming wild cities: the tall buildings of Australia show why we need strong design guidelines

Timothy Moore looks at Melbourne’s “unruly and wild” crop of towers, and asks why there exists such a “gulf between what the centres of Australian cities look like […] and community expectations”

UN Secretariat building by Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier, Wallace Harrison, and others.
Discourse | Henrik Schoenefeldt | 21 May 2019

Glass skyscrapers: an avoidable environmental folly

Henrik Schoenefeldt argues that if architects “had paid more attention to the difficulties of building with glass, the great environmental damage wrought by modern glass skyscrapers could have been avoided.”

4-6 Bligh Street by Woods Bagot.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 8 Mar 2019

Woods Bagot wins competition for 55-storey hotel in central Sydney

Woods Bagot has won an architectural design competition for a mixed-use tower in central Sydney that will comprise a hotel and office space.

Interim report from Opal Tower investigation released
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 16 Jan 2019

Interim report from Opal Tower investigation released

An interim report of an ongoing investigation into defects in the Opal Tower in Sydney has been published by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.