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Foster, Nouvel and Koolhaas Compete to Design Perth's WA Museum

Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel and Rem Koolhaas are competing to design the new Western Australian Museum (WA Museum) in the Perth Cultural Center. As The West Australian reports, the leading architects are part of three shortlisted consortiums being considered to develop the new $428 million project. Each team is currently working with the government on their proposals. A team is expected to be announced later this year. The museum is slated to open in 2020.

The complete list of the shortlisted teams include...

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

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. Sustainability 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.

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

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 Perth’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.

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

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.

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

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UWA Business School / Woods Bagot

  • Interior Designers: Woods Bagot
  • Location: Perth, Australia
  • Project Team: Ross Donaldson, Michael Michelides, Georgia Singleton, John Liddiard, Kae Woei Lim, Cian Davis, Zenifa Bunic, Sandy Franco
  • Area: 10000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Adrian Lambert, Acorn Photo Agency

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Maylands Additions / Jonathan Lake Architects

  • Architects: Jonathan Lake Architects
  • Location: Maylands, Western Australia, Australia
  • Design Team: Ellen Wong, Katherine Ashe
  • Builder: Castleprime Construction Pty Ltd
  • Structural Engineer: Advanced Building Engineers
  • Area: 250.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Robert Frith

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Tigh Port na Long / Dualchas Architects

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Westbury Crescent Residence / David Barr Architect

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  • Architects: David Barr Architect
  • Location: Perth, Australia
  • Collaborators: Brett Mitchell
  • Area: 65.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Bo Wong

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Suburban Beach House / David Barr + Ross Brewin

  • Architects: David Barr, Ross Brewin
  • Location: Perth, Australia
  • Area: 150.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Robert Frith

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Perth Arena / ARM Architecture + CCN

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© Greg Hocking
  • Architects: ARM Architecture, CCN
  • Location: Perth 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
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Greg Hocking, Peter Bennetts, John Gollings

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Clancy's Fish Bar City Beach / Paul Burnham Architect

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DTVA Christ Church Grammar School / Donaldson + Warn

  • Architects: Donaldson + Warn
  • Location: Perth WA, Australia
  • Design Director: Geoff Warn
  • Project Leader: Peter Kernot
  • Client: Christ Church Grammar School
  • Area: 3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Leon Bird

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