A vibrant new precinct: Sydney Harbourside hits key milestone
The $2bn revitalisation of Harbourside Darling Harbour has reached a key milestone with the approval of the DA (development application) for the main building podium and tower, which will become the centrepiece of a world-class retail, residential, commercial and entertainment precinct.
The design philosophy shaping Melbourne’s new Metro Tunnel stations
How do we design five new stations to connect across a thriving historic city? Watch Principal Mark Loughnan at the new Anzac Station in Melbourne, Australia as he reveals the concept behind the city’s new Metro Tunnel stations.
UNBUILT: OUTBACK MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA (OMOA), CHARLEVILLE - RUNNER-UP
Our proposed design — Mulga Ring — embraces the Queensland Outback’s uniqueness, honouring First Nations voices and nature’s beauty. It serves as a gathering space, providing opportunities to care for Country and share local stories of the people and the land.
UNBUILT: WEST BUND PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE, SHANGHAI, CHINA - WINNER
Shanghai’s Golden Ribbon Bridge provides a captivating destination along the Huangpu River, offering citizens a serene spot to pause and appreciate spectacular views. Its curvilinear geometry echoes the landscape with a series of winding terraces featuring mini amphitheatres and places to sit and relax.
UNBUILT: QINGPU SHANGDA RIVER PARK, SHANGHAI, CHINA - SHORTLISTED
Shanghai’s Qingpu Shangda River Park renaissance includes transforming a disused power station into a dynamic ‘Powerhouse’ of ideas, events and activities. Market halls and flexible business spaces find refuge within the existing industrial structures while a floating workspace above the treetops links to the river’s opposing banks via a dramatic ‘escalator bridge’.
UNBUILT: SOHAR SMART CITY, SOHAR, OMAN - WINNER
Sohar Smart City in Oman integrates movement and connectivity, public realm and open space, and built form, creating a layered framework. Our design guidelines shape the city’s structure, connecting and blending it with the landscape. The resulting urban blocks resemble a sculpted ‘urban clay’ carved by the city’s surrounding terrain.
UNBUILT: MAGNIFICA FABBRICA, MILAN, ITALY
Our concept for Magnifica Fabbrica is a new type of high-density campus for the La Scala Opera in Milan. The compact development unites a hybrid of logistics, manufacturing, tourism and culture under a singular roof with a clear civic frontage.
UNBUILT: TERZA TORRE, FLORENCE, ITALY - FINALIST
Our Terza Torre proposal for Italy’s Tuscan municipal headquarters unites old and new buildings with a cloister-inspired design, creating a seamless connection within the campus and surrounding city. Our ‘Seven Cloisters’ concept blends history, colonnades, and green spaces harmoniously.