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

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.

See the full shortlist after the break.

Cross Stitch House / FMD Architects

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Architects: FMD Architects
Location: VIC, Australia
Design Team: Fiona Dunin, Andrew Carija, Robert Kolak
Landscape Architects: Eckersley Garden Architecture
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Walkerville Civic & Community Centre / JPE Design Studio

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Architects: JPE Design Studio
Location: 66 Walkerville Terrace, SA 5081,
Project Manager: Town of Walkerville
Area: 1600.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Lyndon Stacy, Sam Noonan

Engawa House / BLOXAS

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Architects: Black Line One X Architecture Studio
Location: VIC, Australia
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Robert Menzies College Student Accommodation / Allen Jack+Cottier Architects

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Architects: Allen Jack+Cottier Architects
Location: 136 Herring Road, North Ryde NSW 2113,
Area: 2546.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Allen Jack+Cottier Architects

Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium / Allen Jack+Cottier Architects

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Architects: Allen Jack+Cottier Architects
Location: Hawkesbury River Information Centre, 5 Bridge Street, NSW 2083, Australia
Project Architects: John Gunnell, Jennifer Gehbauer
Design Director : Michael Heenan
Project Director: John Whittingham
Area: 690.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of AJ+C

Southern Highlands House / Benn & Penna Architects

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Architects: Benn & Penna Architects
Location: ,
Design Team: Andrew Benn (Principal), Alice Benn, Thomas Benn
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tom Ferguson

Wallaby Lane House / Robinson Architects

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Architects: Robinson Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Jolyon Robinson
Area: 215 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nic Granleese

Optique Potts Point / Smart Design Studio

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Architects: Smart Design Studio
Location: Potts Point, Sydney,
Design Team: William Smart, Victoria Judge, Marie Burgess
Builder: Nu-Vision Projects
Lighting Consultant: Architectural Lighting Design
Graphic Designer: Harcus Design
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Smart Design Studio

Wilden St House / Shaun Lockyer Architects

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Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
Location: QLD 4064, Australia
Design Team: Shaun Lockyer – Design Principal; Jen Lambkin – Project Architect; Corinne Bolton
Area: 387.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Scott Burrows

Tinbeerwah House / Robinson Architects

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Architects: Robinson Architects
Location: QLD, Australia
Architect In Charge: Jolyon Robinson
Area: 190 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nic Granleese

Lamble Residence / Smart Design Studio

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Architects: Smart Design Studio
Location: , NSW,
Design Team: William Smart, Edmund Spencer, Jeremy Unger, James Ho
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sharrin Rees

Mosh House / Foong + Sormann

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Architects: Foong + Sormann
Location: VIC 3184,
Area: 740.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Derek Swalwell, Courtesy of Foong + Sormann

PEGS Senior / McBride Charles Ryan

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Architects: McBride Charles Ryan
Location: 83 Park Street, VIC 3039, Australia
Architect In Charge: Robert McBride, Debbie Ryan
Project Architect: Andrew Hayne
Project Team: Drew Williamson, Qianyi Lim, Peter Ryan, Stephan Bekhor, Anthony Parker, Amelia Borg, Natasha Maben, Benedikt Josef, Alan Ting, Luke Waldron, Jacqui Robbins, Daniel Griffin, Seung Hyuk Choi, Angela Woda
Landscape Architeture: Oculus
Area: 8000.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: John Gollings

Agilent Technologies / SKM

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Architects: SKM
Location: 679 Springvale Road, VIC 3170,
Project Architect: Anna Maskiell
Workplace Strategy + Project Director: Philip Ward
Design Director: Clinton Murray
Project Director: Andrew Kings
Area: 4200.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Balmain Houses / Benn & Penna Architects

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Architects: Benn & Penna Architects
Location: Thames Street, NSW 2041,
Area: 132.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Katherine Lu, Tom Ferguson

Crone Partners Rethink the Community Center in Rhodes

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Australian practice Crone Partners has recently won a competition to design a new community precinct in Rhodes, New South Wales. Starting with the intention to rethink the traditional and civic space typology, Crone Partner’s winning design features clusters of spaces with programs subdividing by size and demands. In moving away from traditional public buildings, which are ”characterised by [their] scale, elaborate and sometimes extravagant aesthetic”, their proposal was no longer “constrained by a singular form”.

Tang House / 4site Architecture

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Architects: 4site Architecture
Location: Carlton,
Design Team: Kevin Hui, Gabriel Poulton
Area: 75 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Kevin Hui