The Australian Garden, RBG Cranbourne, Victoria

The RBGBV is responsible for the administration of two major gardens: 363 hectares of remnant bushland and wetland at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne; and 38 hectares of heritage landscapes at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Read the full article

The Gravity Discovery Visitor Centre

The GDC is a visually striking, architecturally-designed concept that combines high-tech materials with a highly efficient passive solar design, integrated closely into the environment. The intention was to minimise the impact of the Centre on the environment while providing a state-of-the-art learning experience. Read the full article

NSW Tennis Centre, Homebush Bay

The world class Tennis Centre in the heart of Homebush Bay is a further achievement of the outcomes of the Olympics and Paralympics facility projects. Representing a $39 million investment, funding has been provided by the NSW State Government, Tennis NSW and Tennis Australia to create a 10,000 seat capacity circular centre-court stadium. Read the […]

Indoor swimming pools

The sport of swimming has flourished in recent years, when Olympic publicity in particular has brought its popularity to a wide section of the community. Read the full article

High-tech winery

Suters Architects’ new Tempus Two vineyard and winery at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley wine country, is some two hours drive from Sydney, Australia. The new building houses a cellar door, cafe, retail outlet, wine storage and display area.  Read the full article

Grand Arbour, Southbank, Brisbane

It is said that many of our cities have succumbed to functional concrete jungle design. Social reformers working to reverse this world trend will be impressed by the ingenuity of the South Bank Corporation in Queensland, which has provided clear direction for some inspired architectural work, bringing the vision and rhythm of the Australian Hinterland into the heart […]

Galvanized steel on the coast – back to the future

Architects, engineers, specifiers and end users often ask for proof of past performance when they are considering materials for use in specific situations. This is a wise thing – the best indicator of future performance is past performance and the longer the material has been performing in a given environment, then all the better. Read the full article

Federation Square Melbourne

The essence of the city, it is said, is embraced in the architecture of Federation Square. Whether defined as encompassing the basic nature, or an indispensable quality, much of it is to be found in these visionary structures. Melbourne has been nominated the world’s most liveable city and has now gained a futuristic precinct, which defines both its […]

Education Revolution

Hot dip galvanized steel has long been a staple building material for schools and educational facilities. Its use has recently been increased due to the government’s Education Revolution upgrade program and galvanize will feature case studies in the future to show designers the versatility of this proven material. Read the full article