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ADR’s 10 Biggest News Stories in 2011

December 21, 2011

The year in Australian architecture and design news, condensed into 10 bite-size chunks.

This year’s most popular news stories are an eclectic bunch, ranging across subjects as diverse as the announcement that Peter Cook will be designing the new Bond University School of Architecture with Brit Andresen, to the latest battle between Matt Blatt and Herman Miller over the legality of replica furniture.

The long awaited ‘homecoming’ of Kerry Hill with the opening of his State Theatre Centre in Perth drew plenty of interest, as did the announcement of plans for an encore performance with the Perth Library. The title of biggest story of the year, however, belongs to the opening announcement for the Museum of Old and New Art, the only project in fact to feature in both our top features and top news lists in 2011. You can find ADR’s 10 biggest new stories of 2011 below, in order of popularity.

1. MONA, Tasmania’s newest art museum

2. Real vs Replica: Herman Miller reaches settlement with Matt Blatt

3. Kerry Hill’’s State Theatre opens in Perth

4. Prefab student housing made from shipping containers

5. Peter Cook and Brit Andresen to design Bond University School of Architecture

6. Grocon launches timber apartment project

7. Brisbane Ferry Terminals: winner announced

8. Australia House Design Competition

9. Kerry Hill to design new Perth Library and Plaza

10. AIA supports alternative Barangaroo proposal


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