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Foster, Nouvel and Koolhaas Compete to Design Perth's WA Museum

Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel and Rem Koolhaas are competing to design the new Western Australian Museum (WA Museum) in the Perth Cultural Center. As The West Australian reports, the leading architects are part of three shortlisted consortiums being considered to develop the new $428 million project. Each team is currently working with the government on their proposals. A team is expected to be announced later this year. The museum is slated to open in 2020.

The complete list of the shortlisted teams include...

Willow Grove / Finnis Architects

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Mary Place, All Hallows’ School / Wilson Architects

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The Alpha / Tony Owen Partners

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  • Architects: Tony Owen Partners
  • Location: McGill Street, Lewisham NSW 2049, Australia
  • Area: 6553.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Steve Back

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Armadale House 2 / Mitsouri Architects

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Williamstown Library / Sally Draper Architects + Mitsuori Architects

  • Architects: Sally Draper Architects, Mitsuori Architects
  • Location: Williamstown VIC, Australia
  • Design Team: Sally Draper (Sally Draper Architects), Melissa Lim (Mitsuori Architects), Shahab Kasmai (Sally Draper Architects), Matthew Murfett (Mitsuori Architects), Lincoln Glover (Sally Draper Architects), John Lui (Mitsuori Architects), Genevieve Haussegger (Geneveive Haussegger Interior Design).
  • Area: 1399.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Mein Photo

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Bond Bar / HACHEM

  • Architects: HACHEM
  • Location: 24 Bond Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Shania Shegedyn

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South Melbourne House / Mitsuori Architects

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Spiegel Haus / Carterwilliamson Architects

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Naremburn House / Bijl Architecture

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Afghan Bazaar Cultural Precinct / HASSELL

Peppercorn Apartments Stage 1 / Bower Architecture

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Tubbs View + Hamilton Corner / Bates Smart


  • Architects: Bates Smart

  • Location: 100 Eton Road, Lindfield NSW 2070, Australia
  • Practice Team: Guy Lake (Director), Matthew Allen, Tristan Balough, Kelly Burke, Grace Chen, Amanda Clarke, Joanna Kuo, Charmaine Pang, David Tordoff, Sylvia Vasak
  • Area: 10379.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Brett Boardman

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SANAA Chosen to Design New Building for Sydney's Art Gallery of New South Wales

A scheme by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA has been unanimously selected as winner of an invited competition to design a new building for Sydney's Art Gallery of New South Wales. The Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese practice was chosen over 11 others for its "subtle" series of pavilions that are designed to "sit lightly on the land" in order to respect the "extraordinary beauty" of the culturally renowned site. 

“The subtle profile of the pavilions complements and preserves the history of the existing Gallery building creating spaces that bring people together and foster a sense of community, imagination and openness,” said Art Gallery of New South Wales Director Dr Michael Brand. “The concept is futurist in its thinking about art museums and the visitor experience and will be transformative for the Gallery and for Sydney."

STUDIOS 54 / Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects

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The Glen Iris House / Steffen Welsch Architects

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E589 Apartments / Architects EAT

  • Architects: Architects EAT
  • Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Collaborators: Marshall Day Acoustics, Meinhardt Group Engineering, Adams Consulting Engineers, Slattery Quantity Surveyors, Ferran Group Land Surveyors
  • Area: 5000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: James Coombe

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