Grand Designs

  • Winners in industry’s largest awards program spotlight the future of architecture

    Architizer has revealed the winners of the 8th Annual Architizer A+Awards. Founded on the premise of democratising architecture, the A+Awards is the industry’s largest and most international awards program... more
  • Atlassian plans to build world’s tallest hybrid timber building for its new HQ in Sydney

    Software company Atlassian has revealed plans to build the world’s tallest hybrid timber building for its new headquarters in the tech precinct next to Sydney's Central Station. The roughly 40 storey build... more
  • First large-scale co-living space in Paris

    Flatmates is the co-living project of Station F, the world’s largest start-up campus, and will host over 600 entrepreneurs in 100 shared apartments with a café, bakery, bar, gym, laundry services, and outdoo... more
  • Historical candy factory in Sweden to be transformed into affordable housing project

    A former factory and site in Gävle, Sweden, known for producing the legendary Swedish candy Läkerol, is set to be transformed into an innovative eco-centric housing and mixed-use development by Singapore-base... more

Pomeroy Studio partners with Sport Singapore to masterplan grand sports and recreation facility in Singapore

Singapore-based interdisciplinary sustainable design firm, Pomeroy Studio, have partnered with national sporting body, Sport Singapore, and collaborated with global infrastructure and transport engineers, Arup, to create an 89-hectare sport and recreation-oriented masterplan in Singapore. The masterplan for Kallang Alive contains a host of sport and entertainment-related facilities, including a state-of-the-art football hub and a tennis centre for the community, as well as international tournaments. There will be a Youth Hub, where proposals for a velodrome, speed climbing facilities and BMX sport are bein... more

Federation Square added to Victorian Heritage Register

Since opening in 2002, Federation Square has become of Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks – forming a meeting place for all Melburnians in the centre of the city and home to some of Victoria’s leading cultural institutions. Federation Square has now officially been recognised in the Victorian Heritage Register. Bordered by Swanston Street and Flinders Street, Federation Square is approximately 3.8 hectares in area and comprises an array of buildings, spaces and laneways designed around a large open space area, all built on a deck over rail lines and platforms. It was designed by LAB Architecture Studi... more

LAVA and ASPECT Studios to design Central Park in Ho Chi Minh City

LAVA, with partner ASPECT Studio, has won an international competition to design the 16-hectare Central Park in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with construction due to start in 2020. Designs released by LAVA indicate that Central Park could boast gently elevated curving pedestrian walkways which are patterned on 19th-century railway tracks, sunken gardens to provide performance and play spaces and connect to an underground shopping area linking to the new Ben Thanh Metro Station, and artificial trees to offer shelter and harvest water and energy. Director of LAVA, Chris Bosse, explained that the site has alway... more

Jewel Changi Airport shines in Singapore

Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) is a $1.7 billion SGD mixed-use development at Changi Airport in Singapore which transforms the centre of an airport into a world-class public realm attraction. The 135,700 square metre development, built on the site of the former Terminal 1 open-air carpark, offers both local residents and international visitors a multi-faceted experience that includes attractions, over 280 retail stores and eateries, as well as airport and accommodation facilities. Designed by a consortium comprising Safdie Architects, led by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, as well as architects from RSP Ar... more

Luxury hotel in China’s Jiangnan region opens its doors

General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM) have officially opened The Chedi Nignhai, a luxury hotel nestled in the mountains and forest of China’s picturesque Jiangnan region. The Chedi Ninghai comprises 97 rooms in the province’s hilly coastal region and is designed to provide a true oasis to elite patrons and families from across the world. The hotel's extraordinarily large public spaces span across springs, brooks and mountains, and contain suites and villas, meeting and catering facilities and dedicated health and wellness spaces such as a spa and a hot spring. [caption id="attachment_18423" a... more

Singapore builds one of the largest wooden buildings in Asia

The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore is a leader in adopting sustainable materials and innovative construction methods for its campus development. Its latest project, Academic Building South (ABS), is no different and will be built largely from Mass Engineered Timber (MET) to be the new home for Nanyang Business School. At 40,000 square metres, it will be one of the largest wooden buildings in Asia upon completion in 2021. MET will be used to build the six-storey ABS by adopting a combination of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) for slabs and Glued Laminated Timber (Glulam) for beams and columns... more

An intimate look inside the new noma

The award-winning restaurant noma worked with BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group to create its new home as a restaurant village just outside of Copenhagen’s city centre. Since opening, noma has been at the forefront of gastronomy and creativity. The restaurant, recognised four times as best in the world by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, last year closed its doors to the 16th century harbourside warehouse that had been its home for 14 years. After over three years of planning, noma’s new home reopened in February this year in a space developed and built in partnership with BIG. Situated between two lakes and w... more

University of Sydney and surrounds to be heritage listed

The University of Sydney along with University Colleges and Victoria Park will join the likes of Queen Victoria Building, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge as they have just been recognised as places of state significance and will soon be listed on the State Heritage Register. NSW Heritage Minister, Gabrielle Upton welcomed the announcement, stating that it was ‘only fitting’ that Australia’s oldest university was included on their State Heritage Register. “This is a time to celebrate, to reflect on the history and the culture of this unique cultural landscape, and to preserve an... more

Taronga Zoo unveils world-class conservation and learning centre

The first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning (TISL) is set to be a world-class centre for conservation activities at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. With strong connections to the wider Zoo, the brand new Institute of Science and Learning building will transform Taronga Zoo’s capability to undertake leading research that informs policy development around wildlife management and conservation. Designed by Sydney-based design studio, NBRS ARCHITECTURE, the TISL building is set to be a living laboratory, designed for the purposes of conservation education and scie... more