Wilkinson Eyre Architects has won an international competition to design “Sydney’s next masterpiece.” Selected over three other shortlisted firms – Renzo Piano, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, and KPF – the London-based practice will now be responsible for the design of a $1.5 billion sculptural icon to host a six-star Crown Sydney resort on a 6000-square-meter site in the inner-city waterfront precinct of Barangaroo.
Architects: John Wardle Architects
Location: Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
Design Team: Diego Bekinschtein, Lauren Holland
Builder: Lyons Constructions Pty Ltd
Acoustic Consultant: Watson Moss Grocott Pty Ltd
Building Surveyor : Wilsmore Nelson Group Pty Ltd
Civil/Structural Engineering : TGM Group Pty Ltd
Landscape Architecture : Digby Moran Lanscapes
Mechanical Engineering : Cortese Consultants Pty Ltd
Quantity Surveyor : Prowse Quantity Surveyors Pty Ltd
Town Planning : Hansen Partnership Pty Ltd
Area: 665.0 sqm
Photographs: Trevor Mein
Organically revealing itself from the ground, the Crone Partners‘ winning design for the Orange Regional Museum aims to respectfully integrate a new building and program to the existing cultural precinct. Additionally, the architects intend to create a new identity whilst strengthening current civic conditions within the site. More images and architects’ description after the break.
ASPECT Studios, in collaboration with Choi Ropiha Fighera, Barbara Flynn Grounds, ARUP, Deuce Design and People for Places and Spaces, was recently selected as one of five finalists by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in a design competition for Alumni Park. In an effort to reconnect the University’s spatial hierarchy and movement patterns, the architects provide clearly articulated wayfinding and circulation routes with the new 2ha ‘Social Spine’. More images and architects’ description after the break.
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