Tag: Urban Design

Parklands Project by AAA - a joint venture between architects Arkhefield, ARM and Archipelago.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 22 Nov 2017

Athletes’ village tops podium at the 2017 Gold Coast Urban Design Awards

The Gold Coast’s largest-ever urban renewal project, which will act as accomodation for athletes during the Commonwealth Games, has won the top prize at the 2017 Gold Coast Urban Design Awards.

News | Linda Cheng | 21 Aug 2017

First architecture and design policy for NSW launched

The NSW government has launched its first-ever state-wide design policy for high quality urban design.

Jill Garner, Victorian Government Architect
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 20 Jul 2017

2017 Australian Urban Design Awards jury announced

The panel of jurors is a broad representation of the various built environment professions, including architects, planners, landscape architects and urban designers.

The draft Parramatta Civic Link Urban Park by Aspect Studios and SJB.
News | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 28 Apr 2017

Green civic link planned for Parramatta

An ambitious ‘civic spine’ planned for central Parramatta, designed by Aspect Studios and SJB, will link the railway station to the Parramatta River.

A pedestrian-accessible bridge will link Mascot with Sydney Path.
News | Patrick Hunn | 20 Apr 2017

WestConnex urban design, landscape architecture plans by Hassell released

A draft landscape/urban design plan for tunnels, parks and other spaces along the controversial Sydney road project have been released for public feedback.

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership with Alluvium, Turpin and Crawford Studio and Dragonfly Environmental.
Award | Editorial Desk AAU | 13 Oct 2016

2016 Australian Urban Design Awards announced

Six entries have been recognized in the 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards.

The city of Melbourne.
News | Louisa Wright | 11 Oct 2016

Uni of Melb research shows health impact of car-dependent cities

An international study led by researchers from the University of Melbourne has determined the number of healthy years of life humans are losing by living in car-dependent cities.

Brisbane Showgrounds - Public Realm Overlay by Lat27 in collaboration with RNA and Lendlease.
Award | Editorial Desk AAU | 7 Oct 2016

2016 Australian Urban Design Awards shortlist revealed

Thirty-seven entries have been shortlisted in the 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 5 Oct 2016

Prime Minister announced as patron of Australian Urban Design Awards

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced his patronage of the Australian Urban Design Awards.

Supershared created by Jacqui Alexander and Sibling Architecture. The project was included in the Occupied exhibition, curated by David Neustein, Grace Mortlock and Fleur Watson.
Discussion | Jacqui Alexander | 4 Oct 2016

Commodifying the sharing economy

Online platforms such as Airbnb have facilitated public access to privately owned space. But what happens to the sharing economy when these platforms start experimenting with the city’s hardware?

Monash university clayton campus masterplan 2011–2030 (MGS Architects).
Discussion | Paul Walker and Andrys Onsman | 24 Aug 2016

Circumnavigating the citadel: Monash University Clayton campus

A discussion of Monash University’s Clayton campus, exploring opportunities and challenges facing the suburban educational hub.

‘Pedestrian heart' proposed for Melbourne’s Camberwell Junction
News | Louisa Wright | 22 Aug 2016

‘Pedestrian heart’ proposed for Melbourne’s Camberwell Junction

A proposal to reconfigure Melbourne’s busy six-way intersection at Camberwell Junction and introduce a pedestrianized town square has been unveiled.

The city of Brisbane in Queensland.
News | Louisa Wright | 12 Jul 2016

Climate change, housing affordability key challenges for re-elected government

The Australian Institute of Architects urges the re-elected Coalition government to deal with key challenges facing Australia’s built environment.

Byron Bay Town Centre designed by McGregor Coxall.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 20 Jun 2016

Byron Bay adopts McGregor Coxall Town Centre masterplan

The Byron Shire Council has adopted the Byron Bay Town Centre masterplan designed by landscape architecture and urban design practice McGregor Coxall.

The Bennelong Bridge by VSL/Brady and Scott Carver Architects.
News | Louisa Wright | 6 Jun 2016

Zero-car bridge in Sydney opens

Bennelong Bridge, a privately funded no-car bridge traversing the Parramatta River in Sydney has opened.

Ngarara Place at RMIT city campus by Greenaway Architects.
News | Louisa Wright | 31 May 2016

Indigenous garden opens in heart of Melbourne

Ngarara Place, a Indigenous landscape designed by Greenway Architects, has opened at RMIT University’s city campus.

Proposed redevelopment of Adelaide Festival Plaza designed by ARM Architecture and Taylor Cullity Lethlean.
News | Linda Cheng | 31 May 2016

Green light for ARM and TCL’s Adelaide Festival Plaza redevelopment

The SA government has announced the redevelopment Adelaide Festival Plaza, by ARM and TCL, will go ahead after signing key agreements with stakeholders.

Victoria Square / Tarndanyangga – Stage 1 by Adelaide City Council and Taylor Cullity Lethlean.
News | Sian Johnson | 16 Mar 2016

Adelaide launches public space design manual

The City of Adelaide has launched a holistic design manual to guide the creation of sustainable and attractive public spaces.

Negative gearing produces an underutilization of urban spaces - density without intensity - in places such as Melbourne's Southbank.
Discussion | Kim Dovey | 9 Mar 2016

Negative-gearing changes can bring life back to suburbs

Negative gearing produces an underutilisation of urban space, argues professor Kim Dovey. Curbing it could lead to revitalization.

A 10,000-apartment precinct by Woods Bagot and Place Design Group is planned of Greater Springfield in south-east Queensland.
News | Linda Cheng | 1 Mar 2016

Australia’s first private ‘city’ to get 10,000 apartments

A plan to build 10,000 apartments in the first privately developed ‘city’ in Australia has been unveiled.

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