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Tag: Urban Design

Rob Adams in his office at Council House 2 (CH2), Australia’s first building to be awarded a six-star Green Star design rating.
Practice | Lucy Salt | 3 Apr 2018

Rob Adams: A lesson in city design

As he turns his focus to succession planning, Rob Adams, director of City Design and Projects at the City of Melbourne, sat down with Lucy Salt to reflect on more than three decades of city building.

Choreographing the city: Ron Jones

Choreographing the city: Ron Jones

On the eve of the launch of Urban Choreography: Central Melbourne 1985–, a new book documenting the transformation of central Melbourne since the 1980s, Landscape Australia speaks to co-editor Ronald Jones about some of the key ideas that lie behind the book and how to design a good city.

The shallow pool is part of the original plaza design by Harry Seidler & Associates.
Review | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 21 Dec 2017

Riverside Centre, Brisbane: Reviving a Seidler icon

As development pressures intensify in Australian cities, the renovation of the Riverside Centre plaza illustrates how an urban space can be revitalized without the need to sacrifice heritage or cultural identity.

Central Sydney from Ultimo.
Practice | Ben Hewett | 22 Nov 2017

Better placed through integrated design

Deputy New South Wales Government Architect Ben Hewett introduces the scope and objectives of Better Placed – the state’s first integrated design policy for the built environment.

Turning an urban drain into a living stream opens up a world of possibilities.
Practice | Zoe Myers | 19 Sep 2017

More than just drains: Recreating living streams through the suburbs

Lot sizes and backyards are shrinking in Australia at the same time as building density is increasing. So we cannot afford to overlook the potential of existing – but neglected – spaces in our suburbs, like drains.

Jill Garner, Victorian Government Architect
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 21 Jul 2017

2017 Australian Urban Design Awards jury announced

The panel of jurors is a broad representation of the various built environment professions, including architects, planners, landscape architects and urban designers.

The draft Parramatta Civic Link Urban Park by Aspect Studios and SJB.
News | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 26 Apr 2017

Green civic link planned for Parramatta

An ambitious ‘civic spine’ is planned for central Parramatta that will link the railway station to the Parramatta River.

A map outlining the precincts in Fishermans Bend.
News | Louisa Wright | 30 Nov 2016

Vic gov’t announces Fishermans Bend development controls

The Victorian government has introduced mandatory height controls and policies encouraging dwelling diversity for Fishermans Bend.

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership with Alluvium, Turpin and Crawford Studio and Dragonfly Environmental.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 13 Oct 2016

2016 Australian Urban Design Awards announced

Six entries have been recognized in the 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards.

Brisbane Showgrounds - Public Realm Overlay by Lat27 in collaboration with RNA and Lendlease.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 7 Oct 2016

2016 Australian Urban Design Awards shortlist revealed

Thirty-seven entries have been shortlisted in the 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 5 Oct 2016

Prime Minister announced as patron of Australian Urban Design Awards

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced his patronage of the Australian Urban Design Awards.

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.

Ngarara Place at RMIT University's city campus by Greenaway Architects.
News | Louisa Wright | 31 May 2016

Indigenous garden opens in heart of Melbourne

Ngarara Place, an Indigenous landscape designed by Greenway Architects, has opened at RMIT University’s city campus.

Tubular steel spells out climbable words linked to flour milling: wheat, flour, blend and purify.
Review | Jo Russell-Clarke | 3 May 2016

Writing history: Harts Mill Surrounds

A playspace by Aspect Studios at a historic mill leads the revitalization of Port Adelaide’s post-industrial waterfront.

Splashes of intense colour enliven the space as seen from the air.
Review | Kate Gamble | 3 May 2016

Cultural infusion: Dandenong Civic Square

A colourful new civic square in Dandenong offers a welcoming and intimate space to its diverse community.

Aerial view of Londscale Street in Central Dandenong. Streetscaping by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and BKK Architects.
Review | Beau Beza | 3 May 2016

Revitalising Central Dandenong

A $290 million urban renewal initiative aimed at revitalizing central Dandenong.

Luigi Russolo, The Revolt, oil on canvas (1912)
Practice | Jordan Lacey | 3 May 2016

We need a new relationship with urban noise

We denigrate it and try to escape from it, but urban noise might be the contemporary world’s most expressive moment.

Illawarra flame trees (Brachychiton acerifolius) provide shade over the terraced steps.
Review | Suzanne Kyte | 3 May 2016

The Plaza at the Brisbane Showgrounds

A generous, layered events space for the RNA Showgrounds Regeneration Project by Lat27.

A composition of Washington palms perforates the paved area at the entrance to the pool.
Review | Julian Raxworthy | 3 May 2016

Prince Alfred Park

Sue Barnsley Design and Neeson Murcutt Architects’ upgrade of Sydney’s Prince Alfred Park + Pool.

The graphic surface of the multipurpose area allows for a variety of sports and activities to occur simultaneously.
Review | Bonnie Grant | 3 May 2016

Box Hill Gardens Multipurpose Area

A sport and recreation space by Aspect Studios doubles as a backyard for local residents.