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11 unbuilt projects will be brought to life for Australia’s contribution to the 2014 Venice Biennale of Architecture.


October 22nd, 2013

A war memorial, jewel cave and an inner-city cathedral are among 11 unrealised architectural Australian gems that have been unearthed and will finally be presented as part of Australia’s exhibition at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, Augmented Australia 1914-2014.

From a treetop activist shelter 80 metres above ground in south western Tasmania to a sustainable, lightweight ‘second skin’ that envelop’s redundant office towers and propels them into power-generating, rainwater-collecting hubs, the 11 projects span the country and are set to capture the minds of visitors to the world’s largest architecture festival.

Australia’s creative team for the Biennale, felix._Giles_Anderson+Goad, will bring these projects to life through three-dimensional augmented models, images, voiceovers and animations.

Following the announcement of the creative team in July, a call-out was issued for ten unbuilt contemporary Australian buildings to accompany ten historical unrealised designs, which will be revealed at the exhibition opening during the Vernissage and the new Australian Pavilion by Denton Corker Marshall, which will then be under construction in Venice.

The successful projects are:

Darwin City Waterfront Signature Restaurant Susan Dugdale and Associates


Museum of Contemporary Art fjmt (Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp) 


Caught Unawares MvS Architects 


(un)Common Earth_National World War I & World War II Memorial, Canberra Mulloway Studio 


Styx Valley Protest Shelter Andrew Maynard Architects 


Lodge on the Lake m3architecture 


Jewel Cave Visitor Centre iredale pedersen hook architects 


Tower Skin LAVA 


Carlton United Brewery Site, Swanston St Melbourne ARM Architecture 


Hybrid Cathedral tessellate a+d 


RMIT University – Sports Centre – Lyons 



Australian Institute of Architects – 2014 Venice Biennale



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