Buildings in Melbourne
We've selected what we feel are the key examples of Melbourne Architecture. We aim to include buildings that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.
We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Victoria. The focus is on contemporary Melbourne buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.
We have 3 pages of Melbourne Architecture selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages.
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The Infinity Centre, Melbourne
Design: McBride Charles Ryan
photo : John Gollings
The Infinity Centre Melbourne - 22 Apr 2013
The idea of infinite learning became the mantra. Radiating out from the library, along the length of the form, are specialist precincts and a variety of learning spaces. Each wing of the building then returns to link up, forming cloisters and the resulting plan of an infinity symbol. Being structured around two protected courtyards has enhanced the learning space’s access to light, ventilation and view.
Federation Square East - Submission Invitation News
image from University of Melbourne
Federation Square East Melbourne - 2 apr 2013
Search on for Fed Square East development ideas: The Victorian Coalition Government is exploring options to develop one of Melbourne’s missing links with Premier Denis Napthine today announcing that businesses will be invited to submit proposals to cover the rail lines at Federation Square East. Dr Napthine said Major Projects Victoria would launch an open and public expressions of interest process on April 30 this year. “The Victorian Coalition Government wants to harness the innovation and creativity of the private sect
AAMI Park Stadium Bridge
New sports precinct bridge open for Melbourne Derby
photo from Victoria Government
AAMI Park Stadium Bridge - 20 Dec 2012
Melbourne Park’s new Edwin Flack Bridge is to open this weekend, just in time for Saturday’s grudge match between Melbourne Heart and Melbourne Victory. Minister for Major Projects Denis Napthine said pedestrians will now be able to walk direct from the MCG and Yarra Park to AAMI Park via the fantastic new Edwin Flack Bridge over Olympic Boulevard.
Swanston Academic Building
image : John Gollings
Swanston Academic Building - 26 Nov 2012
This new building, called the Swanston Academic Building, is an idea about building a vertical campus and drawing the diversity of the city deeply in to the design conception. As student space is not available like a green campus, the project proposes a vertical ‘stack’ of informal ‘open’ student spaces, each connected to a central circulation system of escalators and stairs.
Mash House, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia
Design: Andrew Maynard Architects
photo Kevin Hui (C) 2010
Mash House North Fitzroy - 14 Nov 2012
The approach taken for the Mash House is one which, despite first impressions, celebrates the backyard. Or perhaps less so the traditional notion of the backyard, and more so just plain, outdoor space. The original deep and dark, double-fronted Victorian house offered a plethora of challenges; not least of all, it’s lack of solar access.
Dandenong Government Services Offices, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
photograph : Peter Bennetts
Dandenong GSO - 5 Oct 2012
The Government Services Offices development is one of the key projects of the Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative, a major urban renewal project being led by Places Victoria and the Victorian State Government. Developed and built by Grocon, the challenge of this landmark development was to create a high standard of urban design and quality workplace in this outer-suburban region, and to assist in the rebirth of the precinct as a major mixed-use activity centre.
Princes Pier Restoration, Port Melbourne
Architect: Lovell Chen
photo of the restored project
Princes Pier Port Melbourne - 28 Sep 2012
The restoration of Port Melbourne's historic Princes Pier was awarded the Outdoor Timber prize for a stand alone structure at the 2012 Australian Timber Design Awards held in Sydney.
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