Tag: Public

Perth Pool by Group GSA.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 26 Sep 2019

Olympic-size pool proposal floated for Swan River

Designed by Group GSA, the pool would sit within a simple, relocatable barge.

The proposed Macaulay Terraces in the Moonee Ponds Creek Strategic Opportunities Plan.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 21 Aug 2019

Council endorses plan to transform ‘neglected’ Moonee Ponds Creek corridor

City of Melbourne councillors have voted to approve the final Moonee Ponds Creek Strategic Opportunities Plan, which calls for new green public spaces that will cater to the high levels of residential development in the area and boost flood resilience.

Aerial view of Centennial Park, Sydney.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 5 Feb 2019

NSW government introduces minister to ‘champion’ public spaces

The NSW government has announced it will introduce a new ministerial portfolio for public spaces.

Guilfoyle’s Volcano at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne designed by Andrew Laidlaw.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 29 Jan 2019

Vic govt. pledges $5m for new nature and science precinct at Royal Botanic Gardens

The Victorian Government has committed $5 million to begin work on the planning and design of a new nature and science precinct at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Green Square Library and Plaza by Stewart Hollenstein in association with Stewart Architecture.
News | Linda Cheng | 3 Jan 2019

Newly completed Green Square Library and Plaza wins global library award

Designed by Stewart Hollenstein in association with Stewart Architecture, the Green Square Library and Plaza was named best library in the world built since 2013.

The proposed Sydney Fish Market designed by 3XN/GXN, BVN and Aspect Studios.
News | Linda Cheng | 7 Nov 2018

Final design for new Sydney Fish Market unveiled

The NSW government says the relocated Sydney Fish Market will become the major cultural facility at the centre of a new harbour-side precinct.

The proposed redevelopment of Melbourne's Southbank arts precinct.
News | Linda Cheng | 5 Jun 2018

Major redevelopment of Melbourne’s arts precinct planned

Australia’s largest contemporary art gallery, a new creative hub and 18,000 square metres of new public space are planned for Melbourne’s arts precinct.

The winning proposal for Point Grey foreshore redevelopment by Searle x Waldron Architecture, Edwards Moore and Bush Projects.
News | Linda Cheng | 14 May 2018

Winner revealed in competition to design Lorne foreshore redevelopment

Searle x Waldron Architecture, Edwards Moore and Bush Projects have won the competition with a proposal lauded for its “deep and thorough understanding” of the site.

The proposed lookout at the Twelve Apostles by Denton Corker Marshall.
News | Patrick Hunn | 10 May 2018

Public feedback sought on design of Great Ocean Road projects

Parks Victoria will host a number of community consultation sessions in May on improvements to tourist infrastructure and conservation works at one of Victoria’s most-visited sites.

The existing Point Grey foreshore with the Lorne Pier in the foreground.
News | Linda Cheng | 7 Dec 2017

Competition to reimagine Victoria’s Surf Coast foreshore

A competition invites multidisciplinary teams to rethink the public open spaces of Point Grey on Victoria’s Surf Coast.

Hassell's proposal for the Ribbon at Sydney’s Darling Harbour was recommended for approval by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment in June 2016, despite drawing “serious concerns” about the building’s bulk and impact on public space.
Practice | Patrick Fensham | 19 Dec 2016

Putting the public interest back into planning

Patrick Fensham argues that planners need to re-engage with the public interest and the issues and challenges that matter.

MONA's vision for the redevelopment of Macquarie Point designed by Fender Katsalidis and Rush Wright.
News | Linda Cheng | 15 Dec 2016

MONA unveils vision for Hobart’s Macquarie Point renewal

Tasmania’s “dark history” is the centrepiece of the MONA’s vision for the redevelopment Macquarie Point, designed by Fender Katsalidis and Rush Wright.

The interactive digital carpet in the Parramatta Square public domain by James Mather Delaney Design, Taylor Cullity Lethlean, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Gehl Architects.
News | Louisa Wright | 14 Sep 2016

Revised designs for Parramatta Square public domain released

The City of Parramatta has released updated concept designs for Parramatta Square’s 20,000-square-metre public domain, the key project in a $2-billion urban renewal development in Sydney.

Guilfoyle’s Volcano at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne designed by Andrew Laidlaw.
News | Linda Cheng | 9 Aug 2016

Ideas wanted for new Melbourne botanic gardens masterplan

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is seeking ideas from the public for a new 20-year masterplan for the Melbourne Gardens.

Byron Bay Town Centre designed by McGregor Coxall.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 20 Jun 2016

Byron Bay adopts McGregor Coxall Town Centre masterplan

The Byron Shire Council has adopted the Byron Bay Town Centre masterplan designed by landscape architecture and urban design practice McGregor Coxall.

The new Calyx structure designed by PTW Architects and McGregor Coxall in the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.
News | Linda Cheng | 17 Jun 2016

PTW and McGregor Coxall’s Calyx opens

The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney has unveiled a new horticultural display space, the Calyx, designed by PTW Architects and McGregor Coxall.

Altab Ali Park, Whitechapel, by Muf Architecture/Art (2011).

Katherine Clarke: Making space for doubt

Katherine Clarke, founding partner of Muf Architecture/Art, on public space and the ‘lived experience of democracy’.

The water stair as photographed in 2005.
Review | Sueanne Ware | 3 May 2016

Strangely familiar: Mount Penang Gardens

The Mount Penang Gardens are considered an enduring and radical contribution to public garden design in Australia.