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Development & Planning

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 12:00
For as long as I can remember, stretching all the way back to my early days on the SkyscraperCity forums, I had a keen interest in how Melbourne was developing. Within the confines of the Hoddle Grid, Southbank and the emerging Docklands precinct the likes of Eureka, Freshwater Place, 121...

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 07:00
Yesterday marked another step in the long road to gaining a revamped Queen Victoria Market. The third stage of community engagement regarding the redevelopment has commenced, which coincides with the release of the Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal Draft Master Plan . The Draft Master Plan follows a period of...

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Visual Melbourne

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 12:00
Over the weekend Melbourne’s biggest celebration of art, music and architecture delighted a massive half a million people. White Night Melbourne, a one-night-only sensory spectacular, saw a diverse crowd of people flood into the central business district for the serious business of soaking up all the cultural events on offer...

Transport & Design

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 07:00
Some times little projects are capable of creating a sizeable impact upon their surrounds. Fitzroy-based Adrian Amore Architects are behind a current planning application which intentionally or inadvertently will do precisely that given its incredible form that will juxtapose with its immediate historic surrounds. Currently before City of Melbourne, a...

Sustainability & Environment

171 Collins on the skyline © 171collins.com.au
Friday, November 28, 2014 - 05:00
Just 12 months on from its completion, 171 Collins Street, has become the first premium building in Australia (and the second-largest Victorian building) to achieve the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) 6 Star Green Star As Built Office v2 rating, scoring a record 83 points. The rating recognises the...