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 Melbourne, Australia where the National Mutual Plaza currently stands.
See the full shortlist after the break.
Architects: Allen Jack+Cottier Architects
Location: Hawkesbury River Information Centre, 5 Bridge Street, Brooklyn NSW 2083, Australia
Project Architects: John Gunnell, Jennifer Gehbauer
Design Director : Michael Heenan
Project Director: John Whittingham
Area: 690.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of AJ+C
Architects: McBride Charles Ryan
Location: 83 Park Street, Moonee Ponds 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
Photographs: John Gollings
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