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Sydney CBD park and precinct recognised as one of world’s best

27 May, 2020

As governments work to create safe community spaces in a COVID-19 world, a public project transforming a derelict brewery site in Sydney’s CBD into one of the city’s most successful precincts has been recognised internationally. Central Park Public Domain by Australian-based landscape architects and urbanists Turf Design Studio, in collaboration with Jeppe…

Inside Citizen.MDW: a café for the circular economy

27 May, 2020

Can one think of Melbourne without thinking of coffee? It’s far from breaking news that Melbournians can’t get enough of the stuff. What is perhaps less known, however, is how a humble cup of coffee can change the world. Citizen, a pop-up café created for Melbourne Design Week 2020, set…

Spaced Apart: an online design, art, photography and sound symposium

21 May, 2020

Spaced Apart is an online design, art, photography and sound symposium initiated by Melbourne creative practice U-P. The symposium aims to bring us closer together while we are spaced apart. Spaced Apart speaks to the importance of maintaining social connection and solidarity in the face of crises, and the importance…

HOTA announces commissioning opportunity for 20 Australian artists

21 May, 2020

Contemporary cultural precinct HOTA, Home of the Arts has today announced it will commission up to 20 Australian artists to create a suite of new work for a major exhibition to be presented in its new gallery opening in 2021. The new AUD$60.5 million HOTA Gallery is currently under construction within HOTA precinct on…

Artspace announces first wave of Australian artists in 52 ACTIONS series

18 May, 2020

Artspace has announced the first wave of Australian artists, creatives and collectives set to participate in their new 52 ACTIONS series, launching on 18 May 2020. The selected Australian artists and creatives will receive $1000 for the development and presentation of new work and will see the creation of 52 artworks including…

The Cape sustainable estate rises to COVID-19 challenges

14 May, 2020

As households, communities and the real estate industry navigate difficult times with current COVID-19 restrictions in place, The Cape sustainable estate in Victoria’s Bass Coast has a number of “liveability and resilience” features that are proving very effective in the present environment, and provide a roadmap for the broader housing…

2020 Victorian Architecture Awards shortlist announced

11 May, 2020

The best of Victoria’s architecture, showcasing the immense value architects add when embedded end to end in a project, has been revealed with the release today of the 2020 Victorian Architecture Awards shortlist. The awards program, run by the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, features a shortlist…

Assemble launches 15 Thompson Street, Kensington apartment project

9 May, 2020

Innovative property development and community management company, Assemble, is forging ahead with its highly anticipated Assemble Model project, 15 Thompson Street, Kensington, with applications now open. Featuring 198 apartments across two mixed-residential buildings, 15 Thompson Street will welcome a vibrant urban community, comprising studio, one, two and three-bedroom floorplans. Assemble…