Curtin University Masterplan First to Receive 5 Green Star-Communities Rating in Australia

Courtesy of Curtin University

The Curtin University Master Plan has become the first project to receive a 5 Star Green Star-Communities Rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). Helmed by AECOM and Donaldson and Warn architects, the plan sets forth a strategy for the renewal of the University’s main campus in Bentley, Perth, aiming to create a “vibrant urban community” that combines commercial, retail, residential, educational, and transport infrastructure. is a cornerstone of the project, which seeks to be adaptable to, and respectful of, its site and heritage. 

The 5-star rating honours Australian Excellence in “innovation, design excellence, environmental sustainability, economic prosperity and liveability”. Learn more about the project and view selected images after the break.

New City Square in Perth Reconnects Urban Landscape, Honors an Indigenous Warrior

Courtesy of Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority

The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority of Perth has released conceptual images for what is to become the city’s latest public space, designed by a team comprised of Aspect Studios, Iredale Pedersen Hook, and Lyons Architecture. With construction to begin in mid-2015 and slated for completion in 2017, the square takes its name from Yagan, an Indigenous Australian warrior of ’s local Noongar people. Integral to early resistance against British colonization, Yagan’s tenacity, leadership, and subsequent execution by settlers have cemented his role in Indigenous Australian folklore. Read more about this significant acknowledgement of Indigenous history after the break.

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 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.

Casa 31_4 Room House / Caroline Di Costa Architect + Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

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Architects: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects, Caroline Di Costa Architect
Location: WA, Australia
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

UWA Business School / Woods Bagot

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Architects: Woods Bagot
Location: ,
Project Team: Ross Donaldson, Michael Michelides, Georgia Singleton, John Liddiard, Kae Woei Lim, Cian Davis, Zenifa Bunic, Sandy Franco
Area: 10,000 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Adrian Lambert, Acorn Photo Agency

Maylands Additions / Jonathan Lake Architects

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Architects: Jonathan Lake Architects
Location: Maylands, , Australia
Design Team: Ellen Wong, Katherine Ashe
Area: 250 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Robert Frith

Tigh Port na Long / Dualchas Architects

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Architects: Dualchas Architects
Location: Isle of Skye, Scotland
Main Contractor: Neil MacKay & Co.
Area: 200 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Andre Lee, Courtesy of

Westbury Crescent Residence / David Barr Architect

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Architects: David Barr Architect
Location: , Australia
Collaborators: Brett Mitchell
Area: 65 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Bo Wong

Suburban Beach House / David Barr + Ross Brewin

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Architects: David Barr + Ross Brewin
Location: , Australia
Area: 150 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Robert Frith

Brisbane Street Additions / Rad Architecture

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Architects: Rad Architecture
Location: Brisbane St, Perth,
Design Team: Lynn Churchill, Craig Riley, Patrick Hubble, Kelwin Wong
Photographs: Andrew Pritchard Photography

Perth Arena / ARM Architecture + CCN

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Architects: ARM Architecture, CCN
Location: WA 6000 Australia
Project Director: Stephen Ashton
Jv Director: Dominic Snellgrove
Design Director: Howard Raggatt
Project Architects: Stephen Davies, Peter Keleman
Senior Team Leader: Steve Christie
Area: 28300.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Greg Hocking, Peter Bennetts, John Gollings

one40william / HASSELL

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Architect: HASSELL
Location: , Western ,
Client: Cbus Property
Project Area: 46,000 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of HASSELL

Clancy’s Fish Bar City Beach / Paul Burnham Architect

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Architects: Paul Burnham Architect
Location: ,
Client: Clancy’s Fish Pub
Project area: 400 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Jody D’Arcy

DTVA Christ Church Grammar School / Donaldson + Warn

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Architects: Donaldson + Warn
Location: Perth,
Design director: Geoff Warn
Project lider: Peter Kernot
Client: Christ Church Grammar School
Project area: 3,200 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Leon Bird