CTBUH Names One Central Park “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2014

One Central Park. Design architect: . Collaborating architect: PTW Architects. Image © Murray Fredericks

This year’s title of “Best Tall Building Worldwide” has been awarded to One Central Park, in Sydney, Australia. The award, presented by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (), was chosen after a year long selection process across 88 entries in four regions. Senior representatives of each of these four winners presented at the CTBUH Awards Symposium on November 6th at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and the winner was announced at the Awards Dinner following the Symposium. Read on after the break to learn more about the winning building.

Australian Institute of Architects Announce 2014 National Awards

Chifley Square. Image Courtesy of Australian Institute of Architects

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2014 National Architecture . A total of 43 and commendations were given to 36 projects across the 12 national categories. “Projects honored include a housing project with an emphasis on communal spaces, a mental health facility with a welcoming domestic feel, a primary school that provides a sanctuary for the culturally diverse local population and a pro bono surf club that celebrates the coastal features and protects an adjacent fairy penguin habitat.” View them all, after the break.

City West Water / Gray Puksand

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Architects: Gray Puksand
Location: Footscray VIC,
Area: 6000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Mark Duffus

Lune de Sang-Shed 2 / CHROFI

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Architects: CHROFI
Location: Northern Tablelands, NSW,
Project Director : John Choi
Project Leader : Toby Breakspear
Project Team : Steven Fighera, Tai Ropiha, Jerome Cateaux, Clinton Weaver, Linda Lam, Felix Rasch
Area: 2360.0 sqm
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Bates Smart Sydney Studio / Bates Smart

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Architects: Bates Smart
Location: 43 Brisbane Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Brent Winstone

Narrabeen House / CHROFI

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Architects: CHROFI
Location: NSW 2101, Australia
Area: 300.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Simon Whitbread

Lune de Sang-Shed 1 / CHROFI

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Architects: CHROFI
Location: Northern Tablelands, NSW,
Project Director : John Choi
Project Leader : Toby Breakspear
Project Team : Steven Fighera, Tai Ropiha, Jerome Cateaux, Clinton Weaver, Linda Lam, Felix Rasch
Area: 1320.0 sqm
Photographs: Brett Boardman

David Chipperfield, Kengo Kuma and Renzo Piano Among 12 Shortlisted for Sydney Art Gallery Expansion

Art Gallery of NSW. Image © Flickr CC User Jason Starr

Twelve local and international practices have been invited to participate in a two-stage competition for the “ Modern Project,” a $450 million of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (NSW). Five practices from the shortlist, which also includes SANAA, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, and Herzog & de Meuron, will move on to produce conceptual designs in the competition’s final round.

“The Sydney Modern vision for expansion and transformation is much more than just a building project,” stated gallery director Dr. Michael Brand. “Through this invited competition the Gallery is seeking ideas that will create an architecturally ambitious, intelligent, sensitive, sustainable and highly functional design. Our site overlooking Sydney Harbor will inspire each of the invited architectural practices, all of whom have extraordinary design skills.”

The invited architectural practices are…

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse / HDR Rice Daubney

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Architects: HDR Rice Daubney
Location: NSW 2050,
Area: 430000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brett Boardman, Tyrone Branigan, Simon Grimes

Australian Garden Shelters / BKK Architects

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Architects: BKK Architects
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Cranbourne VIC 3977,
Design Team: Tim Black, Julian Kosloff, Simon Knott, Adi Atic
Area: 228.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: John Gollings

Port Of Echuca Discovery Centre / JAWSARCHITECTS

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Architects: JAWSARCHITECTS
Location: 74 Murray Esplanade, VIC 3564,
Project Architect: Catherine Williams
Project Director: Neal Mackintosh
Heritage Architect: David Button
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of JAWSARCHITECTS, Cameron McDougall, Brett Boardman

Artist’s Studio / Chan Architecture

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Architects: Chan Architecture
Location: VIC, Australia
Design Team: Anthony Chan, Michelle Ng
Year: 2014
Photographs: Folded Bird Photography

Woy Woy Rehabilitation Unit / Woods Bagot

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Architects: Woods Bagot
Location: NSW, Australia
Area: 2200.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Villa by the Lake / Alexander Diem

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Architects: Alexander Diem
Location: Austria
Area: 630.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Andreas Balon

Bow House / Edwards Moore

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Architects: Edwards Moore
Location: Richmond VIC,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fraser Marsden

Nepean Mental Health Centre / Woods Bagot

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Architects: Woods Bagot
Location: Parker Street & Derby Street, Kingswood NSW 2747,
Area: 7278.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Trevor Mein, Ethan Rohloff

One Central Park / Ateliers Jean Nouvel

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Architects: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Location: LOT 1 Broadway, Central Park, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
Design Architect: .
Architect Of Record: PTW Architects
Green Walls: Patrick Blanc
Year: 2014
Photographs: Murray Fredericks, Simon Wood, John Gollings

3XN Wins Commission to Design 200-Meter Tower in Sydney

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3XN has won an international competition to design the “50 Bridge Street” tower and masterplan for the Quay Quarter (QQS) precinct. Just west of Jørn Utzon’s Opera House, the new tower will feature five rotating glass volumes, each equipped with a multi-level atria and views of the Sydney harbour.

“This project looks at the ‘high rise’ in an entirely new way, from both the inside out and outside in,” said Kim Herforth Nielsen, founding partner and creative director of 3XN.  “Its dynamic, shifted massing maximizes views for all of the building’s users while also creating expansive open spaces that encourage the possibility for interaction, knowledge sharing and vertical connectivity.”