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Established to undertake the Australian Film Television and Radio School in 1982, the practice is an independent office within the Jackson Architecture network.

The Advanx project involves the redevelopment of a 10,905 m2 site fronting Neild Avenue and McLachlan Avenue for a mixed use development for commercial, retail and residential uses. The Master Plan proposal makes provision for 206 residential dwellings as well as approximately 3,200 m2 of non-residential floor space.

A key component of the redevelopment proposal has been the provision of significant open space and other public domain improvements. Including a square fronting McLachlan Avenue and a through site link connecting Neild and McLachlan Avenues.

Building 220, the “Music/Books module” contains a mix of retail, food and entertainment uses.

The building has a distinctive presence and has several prominent facades. The south facade bounding the “Bent Street” retail precinct is primarily glazed to maximize exposure of the retail tenancies. Large billboards announce the building from a distance while the north facade is predominantly made of precast panels to enclose the Live Music Venue.

Subtle variations in each facade type make the building read as a “collection of buildings” that help to define each tenancy.


Work on the first Australian building designed by North American architect Frank Gehry is due to start within months after the Department of Planning approved his 12-storey structure designed for the University of Technology, Sydney.

Excavation of the Ultimo site near the ABC is already under way and construction of the tower for nearly 1300 students and more than 300 academic staff is due to begin by May with a tentative completion date set for early 2014.

That is provided the university and its builder can work out how to lay bricks in keeping with the design of wildly unconventional angles that typify many of the architect's buildings.
(Article courtesy of Matthew Moore- SMH) 


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