HASSELL, COX Architecture, HKS To Design Australia’s Largest Sporting Precinct

Burswood Peninsula Master Plan. Image Courtesy of Government of Western

The West Australian government has confirmed, HASSELL, COX Architecture and HKS will collaborate to design Australia’s largest ever stadium project. The $900million project will see Perth’s Burswood Peninsula transformed into a world-class sporting precinct by 2018. Included in the master plan is a new stadium that will hold some 60,000 spectators, a public tennis facility, significant transport infrastructure upgrades, such as a new train and bus station, and large public parklands. As negotiations continue between the firms and the West Australian Government, we should expect to see detailed drawings of the scheme by at least July with construction expected to begin by the end of this year.

The Immersery / HASSELL

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Architects: HASSELL
Location: Queensbridge Square, Southbank , Australia
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of HASSELL

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.

Advanced Engineering Building / Richard Kirk Architect + HASSELL

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Architects: Richard Kirk Architect & HASSELL in joint venture
Location: QLD, Australia
Architect In Charge: Richard Kirk Architect & in joint venture
Area: 18,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

University of Queensland Global Change Institute / HASSELL

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Architects: HASSELL
Location: QLD,
Area: 3865.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Point King Residence / HASSELL

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Architects: HASSELL
Location: Portsea,
Area: 510 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Earl Carter

Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station May Not Be Built

Flinders Street Station Proposal. Image Courtesy of + Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron and HASSELL‘s winning design for ’s Flinders Street Station might not be built due to the fact “the State Government has of yet, refused to promise funding for the design, and ruled out selling the station in order to finance the construction.” The project was estimated to cost “approximately $1 billion to $1.5 billion to be realised”, which is “on top of the $1.6 million already spent on the competition”, leading critics to describe the competition as a “waste of money.”

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 Flinders Street Station in , 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…

Palm Island / Hassell

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Architects: Hassell
Location: , China
Area: 9,600 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Luo Wen

Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar / HASSELL

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Designed for the 2013 Food and Wine Festival, the Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar by HASSELL attempts to play on this element of intrigue and surprise, creating an unexpected landscape in a familiar urban setting. The architects’ design brings a jungle of coffee trees on the edge of a central business district which opened just last week and runs until March 17. More images and architects’ description after the break.

HASSELL, OMA, and Populous To Redevelop Sydney Harbour

International Convention Center (ICC), view from the water. Image © SICEEP

Australian firm HASSELL Studio, and have been announced as the winners for the redevelopment of Sydney’s new convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct (SICEEP) at Darling Harbour.

The 20-hectare, billion dollar project, which will stretch from Cockle Bay to Haymarket and Ultimo, will include Australia’s largest convention and exhibition facilities, Sydney’s largest red carpet entertainment venue,  a hotel complex with up to 900 rooms, and a new urban neighborhood in Haymarket.

More on this project, after the break…

Dandenong Government Services Offices / HASSELL

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Architects: HASSELL
Location: Melbourne, Victoria,
Completion: 2012
Scale: 27,000 sqm
Client: Grocon / EPC Partners
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

George Patterson Y&R / HASSELL

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Architects: HASSELL 
Location: Melbourne, Victoria,
Client: George Patterson Y&R
Discipline: Interior Design
Scale: 2,840 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Dianna Snape

   

CERN Public Realm Competition Proposal / HASSELL

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HASSELL, an international design practice, was recently awarded for their entry in both categories of the international Public Realm competition for CERN in . The competition entry, which was produced by the London studio of HASSELL, was the sole UK based design practice to be recognized with an award. The open international competition, run by the Canton of , was launched in May 2011. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Yarra Lane / Hassell

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Architects: Hassell
Location: Melbourne, ,
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Hassell

The design of South Yarra’s vibrant new Yarra Lane Precinct has seen HASSELL win a 2011 Melbourne Design Award. The team won the Interior Design, Hospitality award for their work on the precinct and its three exciting new dining venues: Outpost Dining Room, Mopho Noodle Bar and Deba Sushi Bar. Developer Michael Yates wanted the laneway, which runs off Melbourne’s lively Chapel Street, to be characterized by a diverse mix of individual shops – a village high street – that encouraged street activation and vibrancy.

Wendouree Railway Station / Hassell with Parsons Brinckerhoff

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Architect: HASSELL with Parsons Brinckerhoff
Location: Ballarat, Victoria,
Client: Department of Transport
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of HASSELL

Harrington Grove Country Club / Hassell

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Architect: HASSELL
Location: Camden, ,
Project Area: 2,230 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Client: HARPAK
Photographs: Courtesy of HASSELL