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Winners of 2019 Victorian Design Challenge announced

21 Mar, 2019

The NGV today announces the winners of the 2019 Victorian Design Challenge – the Waste Challenge, which this year focused on reducing, recovering and eliminating waste. THE COMPETITION The Victorian Design Challenge is an annual competition that provokes designers to respond to significant issues that Victoria (and Australia and the…

City of Sydney announces Alternative Housing Ideas Challenge

21 Mar, 2019

The City of Sydney is calling for new ideas to boost the diversity of housing across the city, with a focus on identifying and developing new models to increase affordable housing supply. The Alternative Housing Ideas Challenge encourages new ways of thinking about housing across financing, management and design. The…

Think Brick Awards open for 2019 submissions

21 Mar, 2019

The Think Brick Awards, Australia’s richest design awards, has opened for 2019. After handing out a record $70 000 in prize money in 2018, this year’s awards are set to be the biggest in the country. Now in its 13th year, the Think Brick Awards celebrates the innovative and contemporary use…

Living Cities Forum 2019 expands to Sydney

19 Mar, 2019

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation today announced the first four international speakers for LIVING CITIES FORUM 2019, which this year, after its unprecedented success in Melbourne, has expanded to Sydney. The third annual gathering of leading global architects and urban design thinkers will be held on 23 May 2019 in Melbourne and 28 May…

‘The House and Garden of the Future’ on display at MIFGS

18 Mar, 2019

A revolutionary display house and urban pop-up farm, demonstrating how the use of sustainable technology can slash energy bills and outperform the average Australian home. Taking a sustainable, low-cost approach to living is quickly becoming imperative for Australians. So, how can families adopt better environmental practices while cutting household costs?…

Melbourne Design Week 2019: Toxic City? Symposium

15 Mar, 2019

Presented by the NGV, Foreground and The New York Times, Toxic City? Symposium will be held on Tuesday 19 March and will bring together local and international experts to evaluate our cities and the systems that sustain them – food, water, and energy – and how these are major factors…

Our guide to Melbourne Design Week 2019

14 Mar, 2019

Melbourne Design Week opens today and will run until 24 March. Its extensive and varied program brings together leading designers, artists and thinkers to respond to the central theme of Design Experiments, in addition to addressing the five “big ideas” of Reconnecting with Birrarung, The War on Waste, Materials, Possible Futures and Inclusive…

Victoria’s architects compete for honours in 2019 Awards

13 Mar, 2019

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects has today revealed its list of entries in this year’s Victorian Architecture Awards, recognised as the leading program of its kind. The 248 entries received for this year’s awards almost equal the record set last year and now extend across 14…

Victorian Design Challenge: Waste Challenge shortlist announced

13 Mar, 2019

The NGV today announces the shortlist of the 2019 Victorian Design Challenge – the Waste Challenge, which this year is focused on reducing, recovering and eliminating waste. THE COMPETITION The Victorian Design Challenge is an annual competition that provokes designers to respond to significant issues that Victoria (and Australia and…