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The Flinders Street Station Winning Proposal / HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron

The winning proposal for the Flinders Street Station competition comes from HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron. The design integrates the station with the surrounding urban context, which has evolved and changed significantly since the building was designed 100 years ago. The station concept draws from many aspects - the site's historic fabric, location, and linear nature; the original 19th century design and existing heritage fabric; the river and city edge, rail, public and river-based operations as well as the station's place within the city fabric and public realm. More images and architects' description after the break.

ARBORETUM / Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects

  • Architects: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects
  • Location: Canberra, Australia
  • Collaborators: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer with Taylor CullityLethlean
  • Area: 4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Brett Boardman

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Cook Park Amenities / Fox Johnston

  • Architects: Fox Johnston
  • Location: Sans Souci, Sydney, Australia
  • Builder: Platinum Projects
  • Structural: Jones Nicholson
  • Hydraulic: Jones Nicholson
  • Access: Access Australia
  • Mechanical: Coutts Cost Consultants
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Brett Boardman

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Assemble Studio / Assemble

  • Architects: Assemble
  • Location: Northcote VIC, Australia
  • Design Team: Quino Holland, Giuseppe Demaio and Ben Keck
  • Designed In Collaboration And Built By: Wes Old, Mark Coules, Lachlan Chapman and Maxi Walker
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Tanja Milbourne

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The Flinders Street Station Shortlisted Proposal / Grimshaw + John Wardle Architects

As part of the People’s Choice Award launch by Major Projects Victoria, this design by Grimshaw + John Wardle Architects was selected as one of the shortlisted competition proposals for the rejuvenation of Flinders Street Station in Melbourne. Their design conceives the station as an ensemble, each part precisely considerate of its place in the city. The theatrical nature of the station is amplified by the stitching of city to river. Landscape, bridges and vaults from the threads. More images and architects' description after the break.

The Flinders Street Station Shortlisted Proposal / Ashton Raggatt McDougall

Designed by Ashton Raggatt McDougall (ARM), their proposal for the Flinders Street Station, which was recently shortlisted in the design competition part of the People’s Choice Award launch by Major Projects Victoria. Their proposal aims to create a seamless interface with the city, its streets and lanes, its intermodal transportation, and its future dreams. On the river this seamlessness is not so much a measurement of ease or just intentionality, but rather instead a sudden sense of spectacle, a special realization of the river that’s always been there, even a sense of history and time. More images and architects' description after the break.

Six Flinders Street Station Proposals Battle It Out for "Public Choice Award"

The Victorian Coalition Government’s design competition to re-imagine Melbourne’s historic Flinders Street Station has entered its final phase as the public submits their last minute votes for the “People’s Choice Award” today. Though each proposal is dramatically different, ranging from Zaha Hadid Architects’ carefully calculated, sinuous curves to Herzog & de Meuron’s extrusion of vaulted canopies, all promise to elevate the stations status to the 21st century whilst respecting its historic context. 

Form your own opintion and vote for your favorite after the break...

Sunday Apartments / Woods Bagot

  • Interior Designers: Woods Bagot
  • Location: Coventry Street, Southbank, Melbourne, Australia
  • Development And Project Managers: Premier Capital Developments
  • Branding: Cornwall Design
  • Photographs: Trevor Mein

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Fitzroy North Residence / Chan Architecture

  • Architects: Chan Architecture
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Project Team: Anthony Chan, Miriam Harris, Mei Yang, Michelle Ng
  • Builder: Whelan Master Builders
  • Structural Engineer: Jonicha Consulting Engineers
  • Building Surveyor: Wilsmore Nelson Group
  • Energy Rater: Green Doors
  • Land Surveyor: Aline Surveying
  • Geotechnical Engineer: Apex Geotechnical
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Brendan Finn, Mark Fergus

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Happy Birthday Glenn Murcutt!

“Layering and changeability: this is the key, the combination that is worked into most of my buildings. Occupying one of these buildings is like sailing a yacht; you modify and manipulate its form and skin according to seasonal conditions and natural elements, and work with these to maximize the performance of the building.” - Glenn Murcutt, 1996

Today, on the 77th birthday of Australian architect Glenn Murcutt, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the lasting impact Murcutt’s career has left on the profession of architecture. Since establishing his practice in 1979, Murcutt has steadily developed a series of small, yet exemplary projects that have become the touchstone of sustainable architecture. 

A selection of his work, after the break...

Beach House / Clare Cousins

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Cowshed House / Carterwilliamson Architects

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Elysium Playground / Cox Rayner Architects

  • Architects: Cox Rayner Architects
  • Location: Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • Client: Pearson Property Group
  • Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones

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'Spirit of Place' – 2013 Regional Architecture Conference

Hosted by the Australian Institute of Architects Queensland chapter, the 'Spirit of Place' – 2013 Regional Architecture Conference will focus upon the unique opportunities commonly available to architects practicing regionally, responding to the unique ‘Spirit of Place’. Taking place September 6-7, "the aim of the conference is to excite and inspire the practice of architecture in regional Australia," according to the creative director of the event, architect Stephen de Jersey. The conference features an illustrious set of keynote speakers, whose work responds to this mandate. In addition, there will be a rich range of associated tours and events that explore the extraordinary locality of the Cairns region. More information after the break.

Divercity B / Turner

  • Architects: Turner
  • Location: Waterloo, NSW, Australia
  • Client: Becton
  • Site Area: 1.9 hectares
  • Gross Floor Area: 29,000 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Brett Boardman

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