The building housing Mirvac and Ernst & Young’s (EY) new Sydney headquarters was constructed to embrace industry-leading design, technology and sustainability features. So what does it take to be part of the new breed of smart buildings in Australia?
“Each project has the capacity to take us somewhere quite different,” says Georgina Wilson, of GW Architect. The small Sydney-based practice is shortlisted in Zenith‘s Emerging Designer category at this year’s IDEA.
Melbourne School of Design graduates: Elliot Summers
“Ignore the grades. Focus on the work instead. Read broadly and proficiently. Take ownership.” Elliot Summers graduated from the Master of Landscape Architecture in 2012, and then co-founded Polygon Landscape Architecture. He offers his advice for those coming up in the field.
Cox releases designs for Rod Laver Arena redevelopment
The project will involve a reskinned façade, a new eastern annex, new food and beverage outlets, upgraded bathroom facilities, increased disability access, and back-of-house improvements which will allow bigger and better shows to come to the arena.
Mirvac sets the scene for a smart building future
LAVA awarded as Laureates of the European Prize for Architecture
“This firm believes that architecture always was and always will be a mirror of society,” said Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, in naming the young practice this year’s Laureates of the European Prize for Architecture.
Nightingale 3.0 site secured and designs released
Austin Maynard Architects has released designs for Nightingale 3.0, amid the securing of a site for the project at 209 Sydney Road, Brunswick.
Cox’s designs for Adelaide’s first high-rise school released
Plans for South Australia’s first high-tech vertical high school, designed by Cox Architecture, have been released. The project will feature an ‘active atrium,’ a 60KW solar collection roof farm, and will achieve a 5 Star Greenstar rating.
BKK Architects chosen to redesign Swan Street Bridge
The design, which will be constructed in 2017, draws inspiration from local landmarks including the Arts Centre and the rowers who make their way up and down the Yarra River each morning.
St Kilda East Townhouses
Patrick Jost of Jost Architects takes us through the contemporary design of the twin townhouses – a multigenerational project home to his family and his parents.
Fender Katsalidis Architects’ Melbourne Quarter towers approved
The trio of towers that form Melbourne Quarter, designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects, have been approved by Victoria’s Planning Minister, Richard Wynne.