Douglas Street / Wolveridge Architects

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Architects: Wolveridge Architects
Location: Douglas Street, Toorak ,
Practice Team: Jerry Wolveridge, Tjeerd van der Vliet, Sina Petzold
Year: 2011
Photographs: Ben Hosking

UOW Australia Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon China

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Team UOW from the in has been awarded first place at the 2013 Solar Decathlon China, taking top honors for its net-zero, water-conserving design. Selected from 22 teams and 35 universities, Team UOW’s winning entry – the Illawarra Flame House – was the first retrofitted house ever to be submitted in decathlon history.

McCrae Residence / Wolveridge Architects

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Architects: Wolveridge Architects
Location: 121 Rokeby Street, Collingwood,
Design Team: Jerry Wolveridge, Tjeerd van der Vliet
Year: 2011
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

T2 Headquarters / Landini Associates

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Architects: Landini Associates
Location: Collingwood,
Project Design Team: Mark Landini, Wenny Arief, Isti Yudibrata, Sarah Maclsaac
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Landini Associates

House in Brighton / FMD Architects

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Architects: FMD Architects
Location: VIC 3186, Australia
Design Team: Fiona Dunin, Kathrine Peasley, Rob Kolak
Area: 280.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

The Flinders Street Station “People’s Choice Award” Winning Proposal / Eduardo Velasquez + Manuel Pineda + Santiago Medina

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Although ultimately not chosen by the jury, who favored HESSELL & Herzog de Meuron’s plan, this proposal by Eduardo Velasquez, Manuel Pineda and Santiago Medina for the rejuvenation of Flinders Street Station garnered the most votes from the public, winning the People’s Choice Award. The ‘Courtyard Within a Station’ concept seeks to activate the north bank of the river, as well as the western end of the site, and to improve the connection to Federation Square; the idea was to not only make the station a significant transportation node within Melbourne, but a new social and cultural center for the city. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Balmain House / Fox Johnston

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Architects: Fox Johnston
Location: NSW,
Area: 360 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Brett Boardman

The Flinders Street Station Shortlisted Proposal / NH Architecture

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Designed by NH Architecture, their competition entry for the in was recently shorlisted for the People’s Choice Award, organized by Major Projects Victoria. Their design seeks to capture this ‘Melbourness’ and create a new landmark for the city. From cultural to sporting, transport to tourism, this connection between the city and the river binds its colonial past with a trajectory for the next century. Their concept is generated from a combination of conceptual diagrams with the ribbons of infrastructure being over laid with a new form of public networking. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Flinders Street Station Shortlisted Proposal / Zaha Hadid Architects + BVN Architecture

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Recently announced as one of the shortlisted entries in the People’s Choice Award competition organized by Major Projects Victoria, this design for the Flinders Street Station weaves together the history of the station with a potent new form to create a new public place for the future. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects + BVN Architecture, their concept resolves the functional challenges while celebrating the travel experience. More images and architects’ description after the break.

St James Plaza / ASPECT Studios

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Architects: ASPECT Studios
Location: , Victoria, Australia
Year: 2013
Photographs: Andrew Lloyd

BLAXLAND / Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects

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Architects: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects
Location: Sydney,
Collaborators: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer with JMD Design
Area: 52.27 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Lonsdale Street Dandenong / TCL/BKK partnership

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Architects: TCL/BKK Architects
Location: Dandenong, Victoria,
Project Team: Simon Knott, Perry Lethlean, Scott Adams, Lisa Howard, Noelle Teh, Lin Tan, Michael Roper, Michael White
Area: 70,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: John Gollings

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

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The winning proposal for the 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.

Winner Announced for Flinders Street Station

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Despite not winning the “People’s Choice Award,” HASSELL and Herzog de Meuron have, with a unanimous vote, won the competition to design the 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” (more images and info on the proposal here).

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…

ARBORETUM / Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects

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Architects: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects
Location: , Australia
Collaborators: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer with Taylor CullityLethlean
Area: 4,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Assemble Studio / Assemble

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

Cook Park Amenities / Fox Johnston

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

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

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As part of the People’s Choice Award launch by Major Projects Victoria, this design by  John Wardle Architects + Grimshawwas selected as one of the shortlisted competition proposals for the rejuvenation of 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.