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HASSELL's Sweeping Entertainment Development to Become New Gateway to Sydney CBD

16:00 - 2 August, 2017
HASSELL's Sweeping Entertainment Development to Become New Gateway to Sydney CBD, © Bloom Images. Courtesy of HASSELL
© Bloom Images. Courtesy of HASSELL

HASSELL has unveiled the design of a striking new building to be located along Sydney’s Darling Harbour. Known as The Ribbon, the $700 million mixed-use development will rise between two elevated highways, connecting visitors between the city and the waterfront and becoming the new gateway to the western end of Sydney’s central business district.

World's First Bicycle Architecture Biennale to Debut in Amsterdam

14:00 - 9 June, 2017
World's First Bicycle Architecture Biennale to Debut in Amsterdam, Chongming Bicycle Park / JDS Architects. Image Courtesy of CycleSpace
Chongming Bicycle Park / JDS Architects. Image Courtesy of CycleSpace

The world’s first international Bicycle Architecture Biënnale - a showcase of outstanding built environment solutions around cycling - will take place this month in Amsterdam.

The event - organized by leading cycling innovation agency CycleSpace - takes place on Wednesday 14 June and will celebrate the cutting edge and high profile building designs that are facilitating bicycle travel, storage and safety around the world.

Sky Central / AL_A + PLP Architecture + HASSELL

03:00 - 26 December, 2016
Sky Central / AL_A + PLP Architecture + HASSELL, © Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow +37

Hassell Unveil Design for Geelong Performing Arts Center

16:00 - 4 September, 2016
Hassell Unveil Design for Geelong Performing Arts Center, Courtesy of HASSELL
Courtesy of HASSELL

HASSELL has unveiled a contemporary new addition to the Geelong Performing Arts Centre in Geelong, Australia. Just over an hour south-west of Melbourne, the complex is a significant hub for the growth and promotion of the arts in regional Victoria. Over its illustrious 35 year life, it has built a reputation as one of the premier performing arts spaces in the state, and the $38.5 million upgrade will cement its prominence.  

OMA and Hassell to Design Perth's New WA Museum

16:00 - 6 April, 2016
OMA and Hassell to Design Perth's New WA Museum, WA Museum in Perth. Image via Perth Now
WA Museum in Perth. Image via Perth Now

The Western Australia Government has commissioned OMA and Hassell to design the new WA Museum in Perth. The team was chosen over three shortlisted consortia for the reputation of "creating dynamic architecture" and "international reputation," according to WA Culture and the Arts Minister John Day. A schematic design is expected to be released this summer. The museum plans to open by 2020. 

Ovolo Woolloomooloo / HASSELL

17:00 - 7 March, 2016
Ovolo Woolloomooloo / HASSELL , © Nicole England
© Nicole England

© Nicole England © Nicole England © Nicole England © Nicole England +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    HASSELL
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Medibank / HASSELL

20:00 - 29 June, 2015
Medibank  / HASSELL, © Earl Carter
© Earl Carter

© Earl Carter © Earl Carter © Earl Carter © Earl Carter +15

Afghan Bazaar Cultural Precinct / HASSELL

19:00 - 1 June, 2015
Afghan Bazaar Cultural Precinct / HASSELL, © Andrew Lloyd / Mark Wilson Photography
© Andrew Lloyd / Mark Wilson Photography

HASSELL, COX Architecture, HKS To Design Australia’s Largest Sporting Precinct

00:00 - 26 April, 2014
HASSELL, COX Architecture, HKS To Design Australia’s Largest Sporting Precinct, Burswood Peninsula Master Plan. Image Courtesy of Government of Western Australia
Burswood Peninsula Master Plan. Image Courtesy of Government of Western Australia

The West Australian government has confirmed, HASSELL, COX Architecture and HKS will collaborate to design Australia’s largest ever stadium project. The $900million project will see Perth’s Burswood Peninsula transformed into a world-class sporting precinct by 2018. Included in the master plan is a new stadium that will hold some 60,000 spectators, a public tennis facility, significant transport infrastructure upgrades, such as a new train and bus station, and large public parklands. As negotiations continue between the firms and the West Australian Government, we should expect to see detailed drawings of the scheme by at least July with construction expected to begin by the end of this year.

HASSELL Wins Competition to Construct Landmark Tower in Sydney

19:37 - 13 March, 2014
HASSELL Wins Competition to Construct Landmark Tower in Sydney, Courtesy of HASSELL
Courtesy of HASSELL

Australian firm HASSELL has been announced as the winner of an international design competition for 60 Martin Place, an office tower at the heart of the city's business precinct. The "environmentally sound" tower will replace an existing 1970s complex slated for demolition in early 2016, with construction anticipated to commence in early 2019.

Learn more about the project and view selected images after the break.

Courtesy of HASSELL Courtesy of HASSELL Courtesy of HASSELL Courtesy of HASSELL +5

The Immersery / HASSELL

01:00 - 6 March, 2014
The Immersery / HASSELL, Courtesy of HASSELL
Courtesy of HASSELL

Courtesy of HASSELL Courtesy of HASSELL Courtesy of HASSELL Courtesy of HASSELL +39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Queensbridge Square, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
  • Project Year

    2014

BIG, SHoP, Snøhetta Among Shortlist for Melbourne Office Complex

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
BIG, SHoP, Snøhetta Among Shortlist for Melbourne Office Complex, Pre-existing structures permitted for 'part demolition and refurbishment'. Image Courtesy of Future Melbourn (Planning) Committee
Pre-existing structures permitted for 'part demolition and refurbishment'. Image Courtesy of Future Melbourn (Planning) Committee

Australian developer CBUS Property has invited four pairs of Australian and internationally-renowned architectural practices to compete to design an office complex at a 6,000 square meter site in downtown MelbourneAustralia where the National Mutual Plaza currently stands. 

Advanced Engineering Building / Richard Kirk Architect + HASSELL

01:00 - 1 January, 2014
© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +17

University of Queensland Global Change Institute / HASSELL

01:00 - 29 December, 2013
University of Queensland Global Change Institute / HASSELL, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • Area

    3865.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Point King Residence / HASSELL

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Point King Residence  / HASSELL, © Earl Carter
© Earl Carter

© Earl Carter © Earl Carter © Earl Carter © Earl Carter +6

  • Architects

  • Location

    Portsea, Australia
  • Area

    510.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Melbourne's Flinders Street Station May Not Be Built

00:00 - 17 September, 2013
Melbourne's Flinders Street Station May Not Be Built, Flinders Street Station Proposal. Image Courtesy of HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron
Flinders Street Station Proposal. Image Courtesy of HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron and HASSELL's winning design for Melbourne's Flinders Street Station might not be built due to the fact "the State Government has of yet, refused to promise funding for the design, and ruled out selling the station in order to finance the construction." The project was estimated to cost "approximately $1 billion to $1.5 billion to be realised", which is "on top of the $1.6 million already spent on the competition", leading critics to describe the competition as a "waste of money."

Winner Announced for Flinders Street Station

00:00 - 8 August, 2013
Winner Announced for Flinders Street Station, Courtesy of HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron
Courtesy of HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron

Despite not winning the "People's Choice Award," HASSELL and Herzog de Meuron have, with a unanimous vote, won the competition to design the Flinders Street Station in Victoria, Australia. 

As the Guardian reports, Victoria's premier, Denis Napthine, noted that the proposal displayed a "beautiful and compelling integration of aspects of the original station design [...] The design was judged to offer the best experience for rail travellers with a layout that was spacious, comfortable and easy to get around."

Nevertheless, the "People's Choice" poll, which garnered more than 19,000 participants, had preferred a proposal from a team from the University of Melbourne: Eduardo Velasquez, Manuel Pineda and Santiago Medina. Find an image from this proposal, after the break...

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

01:00 - 8 August, 2013
The Flinders Street Station Winning Proposal / HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron, Courtesy of HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron
Courtesy of 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.