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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.

50 Macquarie Street by Crone.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 14 Jan 2019

Crone’s terraced Parramatta tower approved

The Sydney Central City Planning Panel has approved a proposal for a 25-storey office tower in central Parramatta, designed by Crone, with landscape architecture by Urbis.

There are lessons to be drawn from the cracks that appeared in Sydney's Opal Tower, but they extend beyond building certification
Discourse | Geoff Hanmer | 10 Jan 2019

There are lessons to be drawn from the cracks that appeared in Sydney’s Opal Tower

Building certification might be a contributing factor, but what went wrong at Opal Tower is is much more complex than that. Making certification a government responsibility again won’t solve it.

435 Bourke Street by Bates Smart.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 9 Jan 2019

Bates Smart designs curvaceous office tower for central Melbourne

A planning application has been submitted for a 55-storey commercial tower designed by Bates Smart in the centre of Melbourne.

25 King by Bates Smart.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 22 Nov 2018

Australia’s tallest engineered timber office building opens

Standing at 52 metres tall, the Bates Smart-designed 25 King in Brisbane is also has the largest gross floor area for an engineered timber building in the world.

308 Exhibition Street by Cox Architecture and Fender Katsalidis.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 22 Oct 2018

Construction begins on dual 60-storey towers on Melbourne CBD edge

Work has begun on a pair of towers by Fender Katsalidis and Cox Architecture that neighbour the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.

Woods Bagot designs sets of towers for Parramatta
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 27 Aug 2018

Woods Bagot designs sets of towers for Parramatta

Two separate tower proposals are currently before planning authorities, which would bring three skyscrapers to the Parramatta CBD.

Green Spine by UN Studio and Cox Architecture.
News | Linda Cheng | 15 Aug 2018

‘Green Spine’ wins $2b Southbank tower international competition

Developer Beulah International has announced the winner of its international competition to design a more than $2 billion mixed-use tower in Melbourne’s Southbank.

The proposed 87 Church Street by Nettleton Tribe and Fox Johnston.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 2 Aug 2018

Nettleton Tribe, Fox Johnston design Parramatta’s tallest residential tower

Nettleton Tribe and Fox Johnston have won a design competition for a 62-storey residential tower in Parramatta.