John Wardle Architects to design world-class music facility
“It will be a new jewel in the crown of Melbourne’s legendary musical landscape.” ADR speaks to John Wardle Architects, who has been chosen to design a $105.5 million building for the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM), following a grant from the Victorian State Government.
Zaha Hadid’s Melbourne tower gets green light
“Melbourne will now have a piece of her artistic flair,” says Acting Minister for Planning Jill Hennessy. The late architect’s 54-storey Collins Street tower has gained approval from the Andrews Labor Government.
Australian projects shortlisted in WAF Awards
Shortlisted Australian projects include the The Waterfront Pavilion by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, the University of Sydney Business School by Woods Bagot, and the Canberra Airport Hotel by Bates Smart, among a number of other completed and future works.
“Community focused” Victorian winners of the AIA Awards announced
The winners of the Victorian Chapter of the AIA Awards have been announced, with ARM Architecture taking out four awards – including a sixth Victorian Medal – for the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre. “It has elevated the role of public architecture for both Geelong and the wider regional community,” Hamish Lyon, Chair of Juries said.
The best of NSW architecture
The state’s longest standing honour, the Sulman Medal, was awarded to the “quintessentially Australian” Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club by Neeson Murcutt Architects, with SJB Architects, Smart Design Studio and WMK Architecture among the other celebrated practices at the AIA NSW Architecture Awards.
JPW wins competition to design final Parramatta Square building
The vision for the final building on Parramatta Square has been revealed, after Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW) won an international competition to design the structure. The 16-storey, 35,000sqm office tower is located at 3 Parramatta Square, and is planned to cost around $320 million.
DCM and studioMilou amongst International Chapter Architecture Awards winners
Australian architects working on projects abroad have been celebrated at the Australian Institute of Architects’ International Chapter Architecture Awards, announced at an event in London last week.
Riding high: elevated cycling track considered for Melbourne CBD
The Andrews Government’s chief infrastructure adviser is considering a $100 million plan for an elevated bicycle track in Melbourne’s CBD, following a plan floated by Infrastructure Victoria.
Designing DEN: Q&A with Alexi Robinson
Drawing on experience working in Hong Kong as well as in London, Alexi brings a wealth of design smarts to her role as creative director of DENFAIR. The interior designer gives her insight on our local design culture and the process of creating impactful temporary installations.
Designs for Melbourne’s five new train stations released
Indicative designs for Melbourne’s five new underground train stations, developed by Grimshaw Architects, have been released as part of the city’s $10.9 billion Metro Tunnel plan.
Bring your designs to life with Makers Lane at DENFAIR
Ever had a custom design idea you wanted made but haven’t found the right person to help bring it to fruition? At DENFAIR 2016, Makers Lane will be hosting a stand that can help bring your idea to life – with a board on which you can sketch your design, and the winning concepts to be built by a Makers Lane maker.
JPW chosen as Chau Chak Wing Museum architect
The award-winning firm has been chosen by the University of Sydney to design their new museum, which will redevelop the historic Macleay and Edgeworth David buildings, and house the University’s art collections.
Get real: fighting against design fakes
“Copied designs do immeasurable financial damage to independent design brands and makers,” says Terri Winter, from top3 by design. In the UK, copied designs are now illegal – with fines of up to £50,000 and 10 years jail – and these dramatic changes provide an example for Australia to follow, with the Authentic Design Alliance leading the way for law changes.