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Entries closing soon for the Victorian Premier’s Design Award

Design crosses multiple disciplines and plays an important role in strategic business capabilities. It enables innovation and creative growth for businesses and the community alike. As such, the design sector is a significant contributor to the Victorian economy. In Victoria, more than 85,000 people are directly employed in design related roles, with the sector generating […]

Smeg Tour competition closing soon

To recognise outstanding kitchen design, Smeg Australia has launched the Smeg Tour Competition for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Winners of the competition will take a coveted spot on the tour, including return flights to Venice for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Taking place for only the second time, entries into this unique experience are […]

Interior Design Excellence Awards announces 2017 shortlisted projects

Two hundred and fifty-three Australian projects have been shortlisted across 15 categories and two special categories in the 2017 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). The high calibre awards program is now in its 15th year and has continued to grow in scale with 2017 seeing a record number of entries. A sold out event at […]

RIBA International Prize open for entries

Following its inaugural prize for international architectural excellence last year, The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced it is taking entries for the second edition of the RIBA International Prize, to be awarded in 2018. The prestigious prize for the world’s best new building will be awarded to a project that exemplifies design […]

2017 Victorian landscape architecture awards winners announced

Celebrating the very best of Victoria’s green, open and public spaces, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ (AILA) Victoria Landscape Architecture Awards 2017 have been announced. The annual awards recognise the leadership and innovation that landscape architects bring to projects to enhance Victoria’s liveability, economic development and global profile. AILA Victoria awards jury committee chair […]

2017 VIVID design competition winners announced

The VIVID 2017 Award winners were announced last week, at an award ceremony held at Decor + Design and AIFF exhibition in Melbourne. Selected from a shortlisted 44 products, the winners include James Walsh and Ash Allen's Igneous light, an elegant bike rack by Adrian Olassau and a task light which pays homage to ancient boat building techniques.

International design competition launches for new Lithuanian Concert Centre

Kaunas City Municipality and Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) have launched the Kaunas M.K. Čiurlionis Concert Centre International Design Contest. It is being run as an anonymous, one-stage competition and invites architects from across the world to produce concept designs for an emblematic new building of national and international significance. When speaking of the importance of […]

The art and craft of whisky: The Balvenie bar design competition

We're calling for designs of a distinctive bar for Scottish whisky company The Balvenie – your design will come to life at the 2017 IDEA Gala Party.

Genton Architecture wins Frankston Station redesign competition

Genton Architecture has been announced as the winner of the Frankston Station redesign competition, with a floating screen structure which draws inspiration from the beach.

O2DA wins competition to design children’s village in Kenya

Edric Choo and a team from Malaysian architectural practice O2DA have been chosen as the winner in an international design competition to masterplan and design a new eco-village for orphaned and abandoned children in Kenya.