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Flinders Street maybes

For almost a hundred years, Melburnians have been looking at ways to better connect the city with the Yarra River, which had been rudely taken away from them by the Public Transport corporation. One story is well known, the drawn out Gas and Fuel to Federation Square saga. On the other side of the bridge, it’s been no less drawn out.

28.05.13 in competitions heritage

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Flinders Street shortlist

The shortlisted entrants for the Flinders Street Design Competition were announced on Sunday. Many of Melbourne’s larger more established practices are represented. Only ARM and NH chose to go it alone, with the other Melbourne practices partnering with well known offshore companies. The odd one out is the fledgling Velasquez/ Pineda/ Medina partnership. Eduardo Velasquez and Manuel Pineda have just completed their Masters at MSD. Santiago Medina is still a student in Colombia. No doubt they will be freaking out right about now – in a good way.

15.10.12 in competitions 

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Jaunt about town

Hyundai Australia have asked me to show them five Melbourne buildings I like, and I’ll be doing so tomorrow, pottering around in one of their new model Accents. Another five bloggers will be doing the same in other cities. It’s all part of the lead up to a design competition they will have in the coming weeks. Currently agonising over the selection but it should all be in place by 9a.m. tomorrow morning. I have a pretty odd selection of buildings on the list, most of them pre-1980. Photos of the buildings will be tweeted by Hyundai as the bloggers move around their cities, at Hyundai Twitter (which is rather quiet at the moment), and perhaps Hyundai Facebook.

26.08.11 in competitions 

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Competitions burn you out

Peter Davidson ( Lab Architecture Studio ), in conversation with Michael Ostwald just before the Lab exhibition “Draw the Line” opened last month at the NGV.

25.08.09 in architects competitions

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Melbourne Uni building - tonight

Just heard this, a little late: Shortlisted teams for Melb Uni’s new architecture building competition have been in Melbourne this week to, “attend a briefing session, and as part of their visit they have each been invited to give short presentations as follows”:

26.06.09 in competitions 

Regrowth Exhibited, Bushfire Homes

Oh damn, Regrowth pod comp got exhibited in Whittlesea and I had not a clue. Here ‘tis

13.06.09 in competitions 

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Pod Won

The regrowth pod competition is all over, and the 35 entries whittled down to a shortlist of 7. I was one of five judges, which meant my personal fave didn’t make the shortlist. Such is life.

08.05.09 in competitions 

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green roofs

This one slipped past the radar. A competition (now closed – hopefully someone saw it) for the green roof designs for three existing Melbourne buildings. It has been organised by the mysterious Committee of Melbourne, and there was an article in The Age, buried in the business section.

02.05.09 in sustainability competitions

Melb school rebuild

The University of Melbourne School of Architecture (etc) is to be pulled down and rebuilt. Hopefully differently. Rather than an open competition, which would have been nice… they want expressions of interest which they will whittle down to six practices who will then be invited to compete.

30.03.09 in education competitions

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