DESIGN | Chadstone

DESIGN

I love movies, great packaging and fabulous interiors. When I go shopping I don’t look at the price, I look at the packaging – the prettier it is, the more willing I am to buy it. The same could be said for movie houses and the new Hoyts cinema at Chadstone Shopping Centre has to be the best I have seen ( well, Gold Class at Crown Casino is right up there ). I love the lolly bar and the choice of cafes, bars and restaurants at the cinema. Now going to see a movie is more of an experience and foodie adventure. The new expansion at Chadstone shopping centre is fantastic, the glass roof and atrium adds another dimension to the centre – the food court offers a large variety of meal choices and the detail to interior design sets Chadstone apart from other suburban shopping centres. I enjoyed walking around and making new discoveries which hopefully translates through in my pics:

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Why We Melbourne

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DESIGN | NGV CarWash

A playful reinvention of the suburban car wash has been announced as the winner of the 2016 NGV Architecture Commission with Melbourne based M@ STUDIO Architects’ winning entry “Haven’t you always wanted to run through all that foam at the car lovers?”

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M@ STUDIO Car Wash 2016 NGV Architecture Commission

With dimensions taken directly from an existing car wash in Blackburn, Melbourne, the design transplants an object of everyday use and familiarity into the unfamiliar surroundings of an art gallery. In place of cement and fluorescent lighting, the structure will have a lightweight steel body with walls made of layered cricket netting and a translucent polycarbonate roof.

The evocative structure will include five ‘bays’ with lanes of bright pink astro turf complete with rubberised humps and road markings. Topped by a glittering ‘car wash’ sign and illuminated at night, the spaces will be used for events, talks, live music performances and more over spring and summer as well as providing a place for Melburnians to gather, play and daydream. The whimsical structure will also include two bays replete with hanging curtains of red plastic, while another will diffuse mist recreating the experience of being at the car wash.

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M@ STUDIO Car Wash 2016 NGV Architecture Commission

M@ STUDIO Architects commented, ‘We are thrilled to be selected as the winner of the 2016 NGV Architecture Commission. Open competitions such as this provide a vital platform for architects to experiment and facilitate public discourse around the broader ideas that motivate the specific design explorations.’

The NGV Architecture Commission is an annual open competition which asks architects to consider innovative ways to activate one of Melbourne’s great civic spaces, the Grollo Equiset Garden, with a thought-provoking work of temporary architecture. Competitors are encouraged to offer a unique response to the site, explore new propositions about architecture and design, and demonstrate innovation in material use, fabrication, sustainability and recyclability.

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M@ STUDIO Car Wash 2016 NGV Architecture Commission

The 2016 competition was judged by Corbett Lyon (Lyons Architecture), Rachel Neeson (Neeson Murcutt Architects), Emma Williamson (CODA) and Fleur Watson (RMIT Design Hub), with Andrew Mackenzie of City Lab acting as competition advisor. The competition consisted of an anonymous Stage One where five projects were shortlisted from an entry pool of 93. In Stage Two the shortlisted entrants presented a resolved design to be assessed on quality, originality and viability.

Led by the Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture, the inaugural Architecture Commission was presented in 2015 by John Wardle Architects, who designed an exuberant pavilion of steel, timber and hand-formed textile elements. Taking inspiration from the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, the pavilion lifts dramatically on high arches to form an open-sided, shaded space. The 2016 NGV Architecture Commission will be on display at NGV International from October 2016.

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M@ STUDIO Car Wash 2016 NGV Architecture Commission

Wearing The Interior City

Students from Monash University Art Design and Architecture (MADA) have created 11 works of wearable architecture for the 2015 Wearing the City project. The project challenged students to reinterpret Melbourne’s iconic interiors, from the historic to the contemporary, at a scale for the human body.

This year, a group of architecture and fine art students worked with architect Cate Hall and fashion designer Miriam Borcherdt to design the pieces. Geometric forms were a common feature among this year’s projects, with many of the architectural hallmarks in the interior spaces echoed in the costume designs.

Students compete head-to-head in a catwalk contest at MPavilion, Saturday 14 November, 5–7pm to be judged by a panel of multi-disciplinary jurors. A winner will be announced on the night.

The Quays (McBride Charles Ryan) - Students: Emily McBain, Yoana Doleva. Photography by Matthew Stanton

The Quays (McBride Charles Ryan) – Students: Emily McBain, Yoana Doleva. Photography by Matthew Stanton

Myer Melbourne interior Chasm (NH Architecture) by Ruben Digby-Diercks and Matthew Luong. Image: Matthew Stanton

Myer Melbourne interior Chasm (NH Architecture) by Ruben Digby-Diercks and Matthew Luong. Image: Matthew Stanton

Baker D. Chirico Carlton (March Studio) - Students: Qianying Weng, Jesse Oehm, Lily Fong . Photography by Matthew Stanton

Baker D. Chirico Carlton (March Studio) – Students: Qianying Weng, Jesse Oehm, Lily Fong . Photography by Matthew Stanton

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Capitol Theatre (Marion Mahony Griffin and Walter Burley Griffin) – Students: Luke Lim, Caitlin Wallace. Photography by Matthew Stanton

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NGV Great Hall (Roy Grounds/ Ceiling: Leonard French) – Students: Ken Wu, Isabella Alvarado. Photography by Matthew Stanton

Main foyer 171 Collins St. (Bates Smart) – Students: Cecilia Young, Alisha Vasudevan. Photography by Matthew Stanton

Main foyer 171 Collins St. (Bates Smart) – Students: Cecilia Young, Alisha Vasudevan. Photography by Matthew Stanton

Heide II (McGlashan Everist) – Students: Melissa Brown, Tess McLaren, Eastina Zhang. Photography by Matthew Stanton

Heide II (McGlashan Everist) – Students: Melissa Brown, Tess McLaren, Eastina Zhang. Photography by Matthew Stanton

NAB docklands (Woods Bagot) by Isabella Peppard Clark. Image: Matthew Stanton

NAB docklands (Woods Bagot) by Isabella Peppard Clark. Image: Matthew Stanton

Hamer Hall (Roy Grounds/ Interior: John Truscott, upgrade by ARM) - Students: KiaAchilleos, Celina San Jose. Photography by Matthew Stanton

Hamer Hall (Roy Grounds/ Interior: John Truscott, upgrade by ARM) – Students: KiaAchilleos, Celina San Jose. Photography by Matthew Stanton

St Paul’s Cathedral (William Butterfield) Outfit by students: Monique Woods, Hoai My Linh Duong, Nicole White

St Paul’s Cathedral (William Butterfield) Outfit by students: Monique Woods, Hoai My Linh Duong, Nicole White

Shrine of Remembrance – Galleries of Remembrance (ARM Architecture) - Students: Melissa Parker, James Zhao Jin Yan, Julia Quirk. Photography by Matthew Stanton

Shrine of Remembrance – Galleries of Remembrance (ARM Architecture) – Students: Melissa Parker, James Zhao Jin Yan, Julia Quirk. Photography by Matthew Stanton

Hamer Hall (Roy Grounds/ Interior: John Truscott, upgrade by ARM) - Students: KiaAchilleos, Celina San Jose. Photography by Matthew Stanton

Hamer Hall (Roy Grounds/ Interior: John Truscott, upgrade by ARM) – Students: KiaAchilleos, Celina San Jose. Photography by Matthew Stanton

DESIGN | Icon

Icon St Kilda is an 18-storey apartment tower that  looks like a stack of colourful Lego blocks. Designed by Jackson Clements Burrows, ‘The Icon’ will rise 56 metres into the Port Phillip skyline in six modular tiers, wrapped in different coloured powder coated mesh screens.

The Icon St Kilda designed by Jackson Clements Burrows.

The Icon St Kilda designed by Jackson Clements Burrows.

The Icon will house 119 apartments within its stacked boxes and JCB director Andrew Jackson says that the building’s layout encourages a communitarian style of living, different from the one encouraged by singular extrusion style apartment buildings.

“Most apartment buildings are just a singular extrusion, so we saw this as an opportunity by seeing it as a series of stacked elements or stacked boxes so that the building would read very differently,” says Jackson in an advertising video.

“Each different box represents a different neighbourhood and each neighbourhood has its own colour… and that’s about giving identity to what we imagine to be different communities within the building.”

“So it was a way of thinking about an apartment building not just as a singular entity but a collection of communities.”

The Icon St Kilda designed by Jackson Clements Burrows.

The screens are double powder coated and coloured in violet, indigo blue, moss green and luminous yellow. They also continue to the undersides of the stacked boxes and onto the ceilings of communal areas. Behind the mesh are Kingspan Insulated Panels and precast concrete panels that will form the structural exterior wall.

The Icon St Kilda designed by Jackson Clements Burrows.

The Icon St Kilda designed by Jackson Clements Burrows.

The Icon’s facilities will include a Teppanyaki Barbeque Deck, a common Dining Room, two kitchen areas, and a communal lounge area with suspended fireplace and gym facilities.

The Icon St Kilda designed by Jackson Clements Burrows.

The Icon St Kilda designed by Jackson Clements Burrows.

The Icon St Kilda designed by Jackson Clements Burrows.

The Icon St Kilda designed by Jackson Clements Burrows.

1 Victoria Street (BoM)

Back in June ideas were sought from the Melbourne community for the small yet very prominent plot of land formerly occupied by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). The process for making a submission was necessarily broad, the terms vague, and attempted to limit conceptual work to only a few pages, providing some idea of the embodied cost of construction and likely return on investment. The interpretation of these parameters by different agencies was almost as creative as their actual content.

Overall, this exercise in crowdsourcing has returned a broad palette of ideas in a variety of formats. Some have proffered a few pithy lines, some have agonised over a three page, high definition submission that could fill three major billboards, while still others have provided up to six separate concepts! All of them, creative, thoughtful, and a real delight.

In particular,  a few individuals and agencies engaged with the purpose and mission of the Royal Society of Victoria to promote the practice and understanding of science in Victoria, finding ways to align concepts with our key goals.

There are repeated themes of sculptures, iconic monuments, lecture theatres, green rooftops and cafes, along with didactic displays and education centres relating to the sciences. Some present architectural elements that are in themselves highly inclusive of technology. Some are simply unique! These concepts are presented below. You can also view the individual and company designs as well as vote for your favourite proposal HERE.

Let’s start with our favourite proposal:

  1. Simple Studio – “STEAM Gallery”

This agency proposes to explore the formal idea of activating the site by creating public open space housing a subterranean gallery space.

Simple Studio – “STEAM Gallery”

Simple Studio – “STEAM Gallery”

Simple Studio – “STEAM Gallery”

Simple Studio – “STEAM Gallery”

Simple Studio – “STEAM Gallery”

Simple Studio – “STEAM Gallery”

2. Chris Barnes, Teuta Jerliu, Lily Jiang – “The Bureau”

This team of three propose a “brand new Science & Learning facility that offers the
opportunity for flexible workshops & exhibitions for the people of Melbourne.”

Chris Barnes, Teuta Jerliu, Lily Jiang – “The Bureau”

Chris Barnes, Teuta Jerliu, Lily Jiang – “The Bureau”

Chris Barnes, Teuta Jerliu, Lily Jiang – “The Bureau”

Chris Barnes, Teuta Jerliu, Lily Jiang – “The Bureau”

Chris Barnes, Teuta Jerliu, Lily Jiang – “The Bureau”

Chris Barnes, Teuta Jerliu, Lily Jiang – “The Bureau”

3. Tom Chan, Marris Dibley, Jenna Rowe – Public Lecture Theatre and Cafe

This team of three propose to “relocate the face of the Royal Society into a state of the art lecture facility right on the most prominent corner of the site,” “redevelop the existing heritage building into the operations base, library and archival facility for the full measure of the Society’s history” and “reposition the Society’s lecture programme into a series of lectures directed for consumption by the wider public.”

Tom Chan, Marris Dibley, Jenna Rowe – Public Lecture Theatre and Cafe

Tom Chan, Marris Dibley, Jenna Rowe – Public Lecture Theatre and Cafe

Tom Chan, Marris Dibley, Jenna Rowe – Public Lecture Theatre and Cafe

Tom Chan, Marris Dibley, Jenna Rowe – Public Lecture Theatre and Cafe

Tom Chan, Marris Dibley, Jenna Rowe – Public Lecture Theatre and Cafe

Tom Chan, Marris Dibley, Jenna Rowe – Public Lecture Theatre and Cafe

4. Nigel Westbrook, Paul Evans & Michael Wentworth-Bell – “Museum of the Hoddle Grid”

This is our 2nd favourite proposal. The team of three proposes to establish a facility to present and explore the history and development of the City of Melbourne, incorporating a green roof area, a “camera obscura” and a rooftop “weather bar and cafe” that incorporates weather data instruments.

Nigel Westbrook, Paul Evans & Michael Wentworth-Bell – “Museum of the Hoddle Grid”

Nigel Westbrook, Paul Evans & Michael Wentworth-Bell – “Museum of the Hoddle Grid”

Nigel Westbrook, Paul Evans & Michael Wentworth-Bell – “Museum of the Hoddle Grid”

Nigel Westbrook, Paul Evans & Michael Wentworth-Bell – “Museum of the Hoddle Grid”

Nigel Westbrook, Paul Evans & Michael Wentworth-Bell – “Museum of the Hoddle Grid”

Nigel Westbrook, Paul Evans & Michael Wentworth-Bell – “Museum of the Hoddle Grid”

5. Room 11 – “Telescope”

This agency proposes to “design a unique passive and public telescope that incorporates site specific physical and exporatory notions,” “refit the interior of the existing Royal Society Building,” and refurbish & reinvigorate the Caretaker’s Cottage.

Room 11 - Telescope.

Room 11 – Telescope.

Room 11 - Telescope.

Room 11 – Telescope.

Room 11 - Telescope.

Room 11 – Telescope.

6. Studio505 – “Anti-Consensus Centre”

This agency proposes to project the “once internalised weather dials and data” out onto a large public display that will reinforce the impact of anthropogenic climate change.

Studio505 – “Anti-Consensus Centre”

Studio505 – “Anti-Consensus Centre”

Studio505 – “Anti-Consensus Centre”

Studio505 – “Anti-Consensus Centre”

7.  Studio505 – “Atom”

This agency proposes a “central hub for scientific & rational thought in Melbourne” by establishing “a spectacle” to “create cultural icons and foster a sense of community” for Victoria’s science tribes.

Studio505 – “Atom”

Studio505 – “Atom”

Studio505 – “Atom”

Studio505 – “Atom”

Studio505 – “Atom”

Studio505 – “Atom”

8. Studio505 – “THE HIVE Drone Launch Facility”

This agency proposes to establish a hive-like facility to launch drones that will deliver products from factory to door within minutes rather than days.

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Studio505 – “THE HIVE Drone Launch Facility”

Studio505 – “THE HIVE Drone Launch Facility”

Studio505 – “THE HIVE Drone Launch Facility”

Studio505 – “THE HIVE Drone Launch Facility”

Studio505 – “THE HIVE Drone Launch Facility”

Studio505 – “THE HIVE Drone Launch Facility”

Studio505 – “THE HIVE Drone Launch Facility”

9. Studio505 – “The Three Elements”

This agency proposes to establish a concept based on the scientific branches of mathematics, physics & chemistry. The facility will create “a collaborative environment where public can directly interact with scientists through a multiplicity of workshops”

Studio505 – “The Three Elements”

Studio505 – “The Three Elements”

Studio505 – “The Three Elements”

Studio505 – “The Three Elements”

Studio505 – “The Three Elements”

Studio505 – “The Three Elements”

Studio505 – “The Three Elements”

Studio505 – “The Three Elements”

10. The Space Agency – “Mawson’s Point”

This agency proposes to build “a structure on the site with the appearance of an Arctic Exploration ship, cutting through the intersection of 2 roads like a ship cutting through the ice.” The facility would incorporate a digital gallery a speaker’s corner and an information centre for science in Victoria, with upper levels incorporating a cafe/bar with rooftop deck.

The Space Agency – “Mawson’s Point”

The Space Agency – “Mawson’s Point”

The Space Agency – “Mawson’s Point”

The Space Agency – “Mawson’s Point”

The Space Agency – “Mawson’s Point”

The Space Agency – “Mawson’s Point”

The Space Agency – “Mawson’s Point”

The Space Agency – “Mawson’s Point”

The Space Agency – “Mawson’s Point”

The Space Agency – “Mawson’s Point”

The Space Agency – “Mawson’s Point”

The Space Agency – “Mawson’s Point”

The Space Agency – “Mawson’s Point”

The Space Agency – “Mawson’s Point”

11. Studio505 – “Magnetic Museum”

This agency agrees with Magnus, 4, who asserts “more magnets” would make Melbourne a better place. They propose “the first ever ‘magnetic museum,’ a large hovering exhibition space that shall hold rotating exhibition that centre around themes of the ephemeral, artistic and experiential.”

Studio505 – “Magnetic Museum”

Studio505 – “Magnetic Museum”

Studio505 – “Magnetic Museum”

Studio505 – “Magnetic Museum”

Studio505 – “Magnetic Museum”

Studio505 – “Magnetic Museum”

12. Studio505 – “Recontour”

This is our 3rd favourite proposal. The agency proposes to establish an Indigenous roof garden “to promote & educate the user on Indigenous Australian seasons” and supply a cafe beneath with fresh produce. A “functional water sculpture” is the primary focus of the site.

Studio505 – “Recontour”

Studio505 – “Recontour”

Studio505 – “Recontour”

Studio505 – “Recontour”

Studio505 – “Recontour”

Studio505 – “Recontour”

Studio505 – “Recontour”

Studio505 – “Recontour”

Studio505 – “Recontour”

Studio505 – “Recontour”

Vote and let us know which is your favourite proposal:

Docklands Is Booming

Projects that are currently under construction include:

  1. COLLINS SQUARE

Two new towers are rising at Collins Square which will be inter-connected by internal laneways and retail.

Collins Square, Melbourne.

Collins Square, Melbourne.

Collins Square, Melbourne.

Collins Square, Melbourne.

Collins Square, Melbourne. © Woods Bagot.

Collins Square, Melbourne. © Woods Bagot.

2. M DOCKLANDS

Mantra Group announced it will open a luxury Peppers-branded property in Docklands in 2015. The five-star hotel will include an on-site restaurant, pool, gym and lobby with 24-hour reception and full-service concierge. The 68-room hotel will be part of the $300 million M Docklands project at 677 La Trobe Street, adjacent to gate seven at Etihad Stadium. Apart from the hotel, M Docklands includes residential apartments, serviced offices and shops. It is being developed by Capital Alliance Docklands, an entity controlled by Morry Schwartz and the Halim family.

M Docklands, Melbourne.

M Docklands, Melbourne.

M Docklands, Melbourne.

M Docklands, Melbourne.

M Docklands, Melbourne.

M Docklands, Melbourne.

3. THE ALTUS

The first sod has been turned. Refined, noble and luxurious, this soaring tower at Docklands’ best address comprises 299 prestigious apartments, lap pool, business lounge, restaurant, bar and café, a stunning rooftop sky deckand a world-class hotel. Architecturally designed with elegant European influences, clean lines and unparalleled panoramic views, this landmark building provides asophisticated backdrop to your aspirational new way of life.

The Altus, Docklands, Melbourne.

The Altus, Docklands, Melbourne.

The Altus, Docklands, Melbourne.

The Altus, Docklands, Melbourne.

The Altus, Docklands, Melbourne.

The Altus, Docklands, Melbourne.

The Altus, Docklands, Melbourne.

The Altus, Docklands, Melbourne.

The Altus, Docklands, Melbourne.

The Altus, Docklands, Melbourne.

The Altus, Docklands, Melbourne.

The Altus, Docklands, Melbourne.

4.  888 COLLINS STREET

Docklands will become home to a world-first lighting design when Victoria Harbour’s 888 Collins St is completed. The 40-storey building is currently under construction at the corner of Collins and Bourke Streets, a dramatic lighting feature inspired by Melbourne’s own weather patterns will illuminate the building’s façade. The lighting design is the expression of Canadian-born designer Bruce Ramus and will feature 35 vertical beams of LED light.

888 Collins Street, Docklands, Melbourne.

888 Collins Street, Docklands, Melbourne.

888 Collins Street, Docklands, Melbourne.

888 Collins Street, Docklands, Melbourne.

888 Collins Street, Docklands, Melbourne.

888 Collins Street, Docklands, Melbourne.

5. 889 COLLINS STREET

The two projects at 883 and 889 Collins Street will overlook the Yarra River, at the point where the extensions of Collins and Bourke Streets – which run parallel through the old city grid – curve into Docklands and finally intersect. In all, four towers will rise from the two neighbouring projects, comprising 1064 apartments.

889 Collins Street, Docklands, Melbourne.

889 Collins Street, Docklands, Melbourne.

889 Collins Street, Docklands, Melbourne.

889 Collins Street, Docklands, Melbourne.

6. MARINA TOWER 

The project will deliver a 42- and 36-storey conjoined residential landmark to the Docklands precinct in Melbourne, and will form the tallest structure in the New Quay precinct. It will feature 461 apartments, a seven-storey Four Points by Sheraton Hotel with 273 rooms and resort-inspired facilities, as well as a six-storey carpark with 290 spaces, a communal roof-deck, pool, spa, function rooms and BBQ areas.

Marina Tower, Docklands, Melbourne.

Marina Tower, Docklands, Melbourne.

Marina Tower, Docklands, Melbourne.

Marina Tower, Docklands, Melbourne.

Marina Tower, Docklands, Melbourne.

Marina Tower, Docklands, Melbourne.

Marina Tower, Docklands, Melbourne.

Marina Tower, Docklands, Melbourne.

7. FORGE

The first stage of Wharf’s Entrance will comprise a 30-level, 228-apartment tower called Forge, 11 four-bed, four-level riverfront homes called Wharfside Residences and seven three-level Cargo Homes, each with the option of a home office on the ground floor. With the terraces anticipated to be completed in 2016.

Forge, Docklands, Melbourne.

Forge, Docklands, Melbourne.

Forge, Docklands, Melbourne.

Forge, Docklands, Melbourne.

Forge, Docklands, Melbourne.

Forge, Docklands, Melbourne.

Forge, Docklands, Melbourne.

Forge, Docklands, Melbourne.

Forge, Docklands, Melbourne.

Forge, Docklands, Melbourne.

8. CONVESSO CONCAVO

Concavo Convesso, Docklands, Melbourne.

Concavo Convesso, Docklands, Melbourne.

Concavo Convesso, Docklands, Melbourne.

Concavo Convesso, Docklands, Melbourne.

Concavo Convesso, Docklands, Melbourne.

Concavo Convesso, Docklands, Melbourne.

9. AQUI

NewQuay Promenade is a Woods Bagot designed twin tower complex located at NewQuay Central Precinct. Tower 1 features a “Cool Silver” curtain wall facade and is an 18-storey tower (66m to architectural top), comprising 164 apartments. Tower 2, with a “Warm Bronze” facade will be 22-storeys (76m) and feature 244 apartments. Both towers will offer a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.

Aqui, Newquay Promenade, Docklands, Melbourne.

Aqui, Newquay Promenade, Docklands, Melbourne.

Aqui, Newquay Promenade, Docklands, Melbourne.

Aqui, Newquay Promenade, Docklands, Melbourne.

Aqui, Newquay Promenade, Docklands, Melbourne.

Aqui, Newquay Promenade, Docklands, Melbourne.

Aqui, Newquay Promenade, Docklands, Melbourne.

Aqui, Newquay Promenade, Docklands, Melbourne.

Aqui, Newquay Promenade, Docklands, Melbourne.

Aqui, Newquay Promenade, Docklands, Melbourne.

Proposed Projects include:

  1. BANKSIA

Inspired by nature, Banksia grows out of the surrounding park to soar into the harbour skyline. Banksia is at once organic and nautical. The intricate building design and facade mimic the banksia flower and are brought to life with maritime materials and technologies. Construction is expected to start very soon.

Banksia, Docklands, Melbourne.

Banksia, Docklands, Melbourne.

Banksia, Docklands, Melbourne.

Banksia, Docklands, Melbourne.

Banksia, Docklands, Melbourne.

Banksia, Docklands, Melbourne.

Banksia, Docklands, Melbourne.

Banksia, Docklands, Melbourne.

Banksia, Docklands, Melbourne.

Banksia, Docklands, Melbourne.

2. MELBOURNE QUARTER

Melbourne Quarter will deliver a brand-new city block, a vision for the city offering a blue chip commercial center, retail, and an exceptional collection of residential apartments. From every angle, Melbourne Quarter connects with urban activity, presenting a gateway to a thriving international city. The commercial prestige of Collins Street comes alive at Melbourne Quarter with an iconic retail laneway and numerous shopping options. This precinct is the middle of the city’s most internationally connected neighbourhood.

Melbourne Quarter, Docklands, Melbourne.

Melbourne Quarter, Docklands, Melbourne.

Melbourne Quarter, Docklands, Melbourne.

Melbourne Quarter, Docklands, Melbourne.

Melbourne Quarter, Docklands, Melbourne.

Melbourne Quarter, Docklands, Melbourne.

Melbourne Quarter, Docklands, Melbourne.

Melbourne Quarter, Docklands, Melbourne.

3. HARBOUR TOWN

A multi-million dollar transparent roof canopy providing shelter from the elements is the first in a series of upgrades set to begin at Harbour Town Melbourne. In addition to the expansive roof canopy that will cover Star Crescent and Wharf Street, the mall facades and shopping amenities will also be redeveloped. As part of the overhaul, customer pathways around the centre will be improved and a number of under utilised pedestrian bridges and escalators removed, which will allow for the creation of two major plazas that will serve as event spaces and interaction hubs. The unique canopy that will provide shelter to the centre was conceptualised by global design firm, The Buchan Group.

Harbour Town upgrade concepts, Docklands, Melbourne.

Harbour Town upgrade concepts, Docklands, Melbourne.

Harbour Town upgrade concepts, Docklands, Melbourne.

Harbour Town upgrade concepts, Docklands, Melbourne.

Harbour Town upgrade concepts, Docklands, Melbourne.

Harbour Town upgrade concepts, Docklands, Melbourne.

4. NEWQUAY WEST

NewQuay West will include six developments, comprising around 2000 new homes, an urban plaza, new pocket parks and the extension of the existing linear park and promenade.

Model of the Newquay West masterplan, Docklands, Melbourne.

Model of the Newquay West masterplan, Docklands, Melbourne.

5. HARBOUR ESPLANADE

Harbour Esplanade concept plan.

Harbour Esplanade concept plan.

Harbour Esplanade concept plan.

Harbour Esplanade concept plan.

Harbour Esplanade concept plan.

Harbour Esplanade concept plan.

Harbour Esplanade concept plan.

Harbour Esplanade concept plan.

6. 695-699 LA TROBE STREET

The 383-apartment tower on the corner of LaTrobe Street and Harbour Esplanade will rise 92 metres above the ground, rather than the 75-metre discretionary limit on the site, after Salta and architects Fender Katsalidis made changes that would let more light into the apartments and would front retail and office space to the street on upper levels, rather than car parking.

695-699 La Trobe Street, Docklands, Melbourne. © Fender Katsalidis.

695-699 La Trobe Street, Docklands, Melbourne. © Fender Katsalidis.

695-699 La Trobe Street, Docklands, Melbourne. © Fender Katsalidis.

695-699 La Trobe Street, Docklands, Melbourne. © Fender Katsalidis.

695-699 La Trobe Street, Docklands, Melbourne. © Fender Katsalidis.

695-699 La Trobe Street, Docklands, Melbourne. © Fender Katsalidis.

7. 3-43 WATERFRONT WAY

3-43 Waterfront Way, Docklands, Melbourne.

3-43 Waterfront Way, Docklands, Melbourne.

Recently Completed Projects include:

  1. MONUMENT PARK
Monument Park, Newquay, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Monument Park, Newquay, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Monument Park, Newquay, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Monument Park, Newquay, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Monument Park, Newquay, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Monument Park, Newquay, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Monument Park, Newquay, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Monument Park, Newquay, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

2. NEWQUAY APARTMENTS

Newquay Apartments, Newquay, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Newquay Apartments, Newquay, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Newquay Apartments, Newquay, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Newquay Apartments, Newquay, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Newquay Apartments, Newquay, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Newquay Apartments, Newquay, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Newquay Apartments, Newquay, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Newquay Apartments, Newquay, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

3. NAB OFFICE BUILDING

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne.

NAB, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne.

4. MEDIBANK

Medibank, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Medibank, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Medibank, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Medibank, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Medibank, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Medibank, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Medibank, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Medibank, Stadium Precinct, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

5. LIBRARY AT THE DOCKS PLAYGROUND

Library at the Dock Playground, Victoria Harbour, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Library at the Dock Playground, Victoria Harbour, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Library at the Dock Playground, Victoria Harbour, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Library at the Dock Playground, Victoria Harbour, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Library at the Dock Playground, Victoria Harbour, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Library at the Dock Playground, Victoria Harbour, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Library at the Dock Playground, Victoria Harbour, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Library at the Dock Playground, Victoria Harbour, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Library at the Dock Playground, Victoria Harbour, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Library at the Dock Playground, Victoria Harbour, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Library at the Dock Playground, Victoria Harbour, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Library at the Dock Playground, Victoria Harbour, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Library at the Dock Playground, Victoria Harbour, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Library at the Dock Playground, Victoria Harbour, Docklands, Melbourne. © oh.yes.melbourne.

Swanston Central

Swanston Central, located at  168 Victoria Street, Melbourne is a 72 Level ( 237m) residential tower planned for the old Carlton Brewery Site. Designed by Elenberg Fraser.

Swanston Central, Melbourne.

Swanston Central, Melbourne.

Swanston Central, Melbourne.

Swanston Central, Melbourne.

Swanston Central, Melbourne.

Swanston Central, Melbourne.

Swanston Central, Melbourne.

Swanston Central, Melbourne.

Swanston Central, Melbourne.

Swanston Central, Melbourne.

Swanston Central, Melbourne.

Swanston Central, Melbourne.

Swanston Central, Melbourne

Swanston Central, Melbourne

Swanston Central, Melbourne.

Swanston Central, Melbourne.

New Melbourne Park Bridge

Major Projects Victoria and the Victorian Minister for Sport John Eren have unveiled the design of a new bridge over Melbourne’s Batman Avenue as part of stage two redevelopments of Melbourne Park.

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John Wardle Architects were appointed in November 2014 following an open international design competition which yielded twenty-one submissions. The bridge is designed in collaboration with Oculus Landscape Architects, engineers GHD and Boston-based architecture practice NADAAA. This is the second successful collaboration between John Wardle Architects and NADAAA following their winning competition entry for Melbourne School of Design (2009), which was completed in August 2014.

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The pedestrian bridge features a ramping path leading onto the bridge proper which links Melbourne Park with the parklands of Birrarung Marr, on the Yarra River’s north bank next to Federation Square. The bridge will create a new arrival point to the sporting precinct and a direct pedestrian path from Flinders Street Station. The design is intended to be sensitive to the alignment of existing bridges as well as the topography of the landscape.

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Today, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events, John Eren joined representatives from Fitzgerald Constructions Australia to turn the first sod on the project set to shave travel time from Flinders Street Station to Birrarung Marr to under ten minutes. The bridge will also provide a safer route for fans, and stop crowds crossing Batman Avenue at road level, so that the thousands of spectators at our long list of events can arrive and return home safely. The bridge will land in the heart of Melbourne Park – the home of the Australian Open – and provide direct access to Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena and Garden Square.

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The Pink Pavilion

A soaring nine metre-high pink pavilion, inspired by the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and adorned with 1350 hand-folded fuchsia-coloured blooms, has been revealed by John Wardle Architects  at NGV International.

Designed in Collingwood, assembled in Laverton North and built in Melbourne, the ephemeral structure is entirely Melbourne-made and, over spring and summer, will play host to live music performances, panel talks, kids’ activities, picnics and more.

The pavilion will flood visitors in glittering, kaleidoscopic pink light as they stand under an 18 metre-wide translucent canopy of origami-like folded polypropylene, regarded as the world’s most sustainable and recyclable material and more commonly used to produce Australia’s polymer banknotes.

The Summer Architecture Commission is a new annual project at the NGV which invites designers and architects to produce an ephemeral structure or installation for NGV International’s Grollo Equiset Garden.

The 2015 Summer Architecture Commission: John Wardle Architects is on public display from 24 September 2015 – 1 May 2016.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

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The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.

The Pink Pavilion by John Wardle Architects. © oh.yes.melbourne.