LA in the Media - Issue 37, 27 August - 9 September 2016

The new members of the McGregor Coxall Senior Design Team: Christian Borchert, David Knights and Tom Rivard.I mage: Courtesy of McGregor Coxall

Monday 29 August 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

Amanda Levete Architects’ MPavilion relocated to MALA-designed Docklands park

Amanda Levete Architects‘ (AL_A) 2015 MPavilion has been relocated to its permanent home in Melbourne’s Docklands Park, in a new section of parkland designed by landscape architecture firm MALA. Read more.

Tuesday 30 August 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

University of Wollongong reveals Wollongong campus masterplan

The University of Wollongong (UOW) has revealed its new 2016–2036 Wollongong campus masterplan, developed by lead consultant MGS Architects with landscape architecture firm Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) and in conjunction with University of Wollongong staff. Read more.

Tuesday 30 August 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

Former Yarra River cargo shed to become hotel and apartments

A Melbourne riverfront mixed-use development, designed by Fender Katsalidis and Oculus, has been submitted to Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for approval. Read more.

Wednesday 31 August 2016 [Landezine]


Emerging Landscape Architecture firm MALA studio have designed a new parkland home for Amanda Levete’s 2015 MPavilion in Melbourne’s Docklands. MALA recently developed a masterplan for Places Victoria to transform the dilapidated eastern portion of Docklands Park into a thriving new recreational and cultural hub. Read more.

Wednesday 31 August 2016 [Newsmaker]

Data Center Construction Market Growth Analysis and Forecast to 2021 by Applications and Competitors

Data Center Construction market research report is a meticulous investigation of current scenario of the market, which covers a number of market dynamics. The Data Center Construction market research report is a resource, which provides current as well as upcoming technical and financial details of the industry. Read more.

Wednesday 31 August 2016 [Dockland News]

New pavilion officially opens

Local residents and workers have a new place to enjoy some fresh air after Docklands’ newest community space was officially launched last month. MPavilion 2015 has found a new, permanent home at the corner of Collins St and Harbour Esplanade. Read more.

Thursday 1 September 2016 [Fairfax Media]

Grand designs - past and present

Two articles in Saturday’s paper attracted me: The first on Capability Brown, described as a landscape architect – a term not used in the 18th century – then David Chick’s appointment as Wellington City Council’s chief city planner. Read more.

Thursday 1 September 2016 [Irrigator]

CBD project enters phase one of ideas

THE pieces of the puzzle on how to enhance Leeton’s CBD continue to be put together. Leeton Shire Council is currently undertaking an enhancement project for the CBD to build on its existing visual appeal and guide future upgrades. Council has received $25,000 in state government funding for the completion of stage one of the project. Read more.

Thursday 1 September 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

McGregor Coxall appoints three new members to its senior design team

McGregor Coxall has appointed Christian Borchert, Tom Rivard and David Knights to its senior design team. Borchert will become a director and Melbourne studio leader, Rivard will be an associate and head of the urbanism sector for Australia and Knights will be an associate director and head of the environment sector. Read more.

Thursday 1 September 2016 [Architecture&Design]

Architecture & Design's top 10 articles for August - from hybrid concrete CLT to new high-rise trends in aged care

As August closes and we roll into spring, we’ve decided to recap the top 10 stories covered this month. Click on the title to be taken to the original story, and let us know which your favourites were - or what else we should have covered. Read more.

Friday 2 September 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

Architect selected for Swan Street Bridge upgrade

The Victorian government has awarded BKK Architects the contract to design the $30 million redevelopment of Melbourne’s Swan Street Bridge. BKK Architects pipped three other practices in a head-to-head contest to design the bridge, including John Wardle Architects, Sally Draper Architects and Watson Architecture and Design. Read more.

Monday 5 September 2016 [Financial Review]

From the grotty back to the gritty: Byron Bay's master plan for development

Byron Bay has pulled off the urban planning coup of a generation with a planning scheme that will cut car numbers in the middle of the highly sought after resort town and make it easier for landlords to develop their properties. Read more.

Monday 5 September 2016 [Glenorchy Gazette]

Glenorchy City Council wins urban design award

THE Glenorchy City Council has received a prestigious Award of Excellence in Urban Design for its central business district Strategic Framework project. Presented by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (Tasmania), the award celebrated the council’s framework, which examined opportunities for the creation of a well-designed civic heart for the Glenorchy central business district. Read more.

Monday 5 September 2016 [Access News]

Historic Park Wins Award

THE historic Bungarribee Homestead Park, in Blacktown, has won an Australian Institute of Landscape NSW award for cultural heritage landscape architecture. Clouston Associates designed the project The 800-dwelling estate is on the site of the historic Bungarribee House, which was built in 1825 and demolished in 1957. Read more.

Wednesday 7 September 2016 [Australian Design Review]

Cox’s designs for Adelaide’s first high-rise school released

Plans for South Australia’s first high-tech vertical high school, designed by Cox Architecture, have been released. The project will feature an ‘active atrium,’ a 60KW solar collection roof farm, and will achieve a 5 Star Greenstar rating. Read more.

Wednesday 7 September 2016 [The Weekly Review]

Luxury inner-Melbourne living at YarraBend in Alphington

The recent first-stage release of 70 free-standing architect-designed homes in Melbourne’s future mini-suburb YarraBend has been enthusiastically received by home buyers with sales exceeding $40 million on the first day. Read more.